Within our community there is anger and blame for the passing of Prop 8 oh so many months ago. In light of today's ruling let us make this commitment to one another.
Discrimination and division is not a black issue, immigration and separation is not a hispanic issue, the right to equality is not a gay issue. These are all human issues, one's that must be fully resolved to strengthen the very fabric of our society. There are those on the right that welcome these seeds of division, knowing that their power lies on a bed of fear and separateness. To those that would do us harm or seek to divide, I say "No more". To those that say we should be separate and less equal I say "No way".
Right now, our great nation bears the burden of inequality as our allies across the pond embrace full equality for all. Maybe there are some lessons in here for all of us regardless of our sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
It's the simplest of life's pleasures that we seek. The ability to buy a house together, build a life, have a family secure in the knowledge that no one can overturn that commitment. The recognition of the love we share, the desire to have the safety of the law protecting our everyday lives.
We must remember that the election was won on unity, the power of what many like minded individuals can do, knowing that change resides within each and every one of us, the change that we aspire to be or to be a part of every single day. Life is not a dress rehearsal, do not hide who you are, take pride in your uniqueness. Be open with your co-workers, your family and friends for it's those conversations that will pave the way to equality in our near future.
As my grandfather used to say, "You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind" ....so forward we go as giving up in not an option.