Wednesday, November 7

A Quick Thank You

Families like mine in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota
have new protections and rights.
Parents can rest easier knowing that their children
won’t be taken from their partners if tragedy strikes.
Partners won’t have to fight to see each other in the hospital
 if sick or injured. Can’t be denied health care or life insurance payments
because of who they love.
That our country can see that
the LGBTQ community is made up of people.
That who you love isn’t the only important thing about you. That it shouldn’t preclude anyone from being treated with equality and respect.
To the voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington: Thank you.

Thank you for accepting and including a community
that has been so often denigrated and overlooked.
Thank you for supporting everyone’s right
to marry the person they love, regardless of gender.
To the voters in Minnesota: Thank you.

Thank you for standing up for the rights of
your friends, family members, neighbors . . .
For not allowing bullies to use the law
to justify harassment and discrimination.
Thank you for taking the first step toward equality.  
Together we are powerful. We can change the world.
 And yesterday, in those four states, we did.

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