Hi, y’all.

GetEqual TX took action today to support queer equality, choosing today to respond to both the Supreme Court’s hearing of arguments on gay marriage, but also in response to a local anti-gay rally. On the flipside, they also acted to support local House Bill 1300, which would remove restrictions on gay marriage in Texas and allow the state to recognize marriages from other states.

GetEqual TX led a flier drop in the Texas Capitol rotunda today in support of gay marriage and local House Bill 1300.

GetEqual TX led a flier drop in the Texas Capitol rotunda today in support of gay marriage and local House Bill 1300.

GetEqual TX’s latest direct action is another impressive example of the power of just a few activists who are willing to speak very loudly. Of course, one reason I support GetEqual is that they don’t just target gay marriage, but also seek full equality in all matters under the law. Marriage doesn’t help much if you can still get fired for being queer or transgender (which is the case in Texas and many other states), or when health care and housing is still unaffordable for a large number of queer people, and people or all orientations. Still, I support those who want to liberate the “institution” of marriage and expand our culture’s definition of “normal” families.

What’s on your mind tonight? This is our latest MyFDL watercooler open thread. You can chat about anything in the comments.

Photo and video courtesy of GetEqual TX.