Sunday, November 16, 2008

52% Yes; 100% Wrong

On Saturday, November 15th, there were rallies all across the country in support of equal marital rights for all. This activity comes mainly in the wake of the passage of Proposition 8 here in California, but it is rapidly becoming a national cause (as well it should). It is one thing to say that this battle will eventually be won -- and it will -- but it's important to realize that the only way to get to that point is to make our voices heard now.

It is simply beyond me why there are people out there who feel offended or threatened by people who love each other and want to make a lifelong commitment to each other as a means of expressing that love. This is something that we as a society should be encouraging and facilitating, not trying to prevent. It is, purely and simply, a matter of equal rights. Everyone in this country should have the freedom to enter into a marital contract with the person that he or she loves, and the only people who should have any say in the matter are the two who are directly involved. Anything else is discrimination, and there are no two ways about it.

Here are a few pictures that I took at the San Francisco rally at Civic Center. You can see more of my pictures here, and there are many, many more pictures from rallies all around the country here. To learn more about the movement for marital freedom, check out the website Join the Impact. As always, you can click on the pictures below for a larger version.

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