Don’t forget Colombia. The Senate will vote on a bill tomorrow, but it is expected to fail:
fyoung commented on the blog post New Zealand Brings Marriage Equality To The Asia-Pacific Region
Marriage equality legislation is also pending in Colombia; its Senate will vote on it today. If no legislation is passed by June 20, marriage equality will kick in automatically due to a court order.
fyoung commented on the blog post How much was NOM involved in creation and pushing of anti-gay parenting study?
Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out has an online petition asking the University of Texas to investigate “…Regnerus’ research to determine whether it was truly independent, or if he worked in concert with anti-gay activists to smear gay parents and harm their children.”
I thought you would like to disseminate a statement that Mildred Loving issued in 2008 on the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia. Her husband had already died by then:
My generation was bitterly divided over something that should have been so clear and right. The majority believed that what the judge said, that it was God’s plan to keep people apart, and that government should discriminate against people in love. But I have lived long enough now to see big changes. The older generation’s fears and prejudices have given way, and today’s young people realize that if someone loves someone, they have a right to marry.
Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the ‘wrong kind of person’ for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people’s civil rights.
I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.
Source: Box Turtle Bulletin:
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