Take 5 minutes out of your day to watch and listen to this beautifully portrayed message of pride and love. If you only watch one thing today, this should be it.
Until We Could is a video poem by Richard Blanco and posted to the Freedom to Marry YouTube channel. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster.
For more info on the campaign to win marriage nationwide, visit www.freedomtomarry.org.
I want you all to see the pain that is caused when individuals, groups, and governments restrict the one thing that as human beings we cannot survive without – love.
If you happen to be someone that is against gay marriage, or just someone who doesn’t think it matters either way, I want you to look into the eyes of the individuals in this documentary and see the pain your misunderstandings, hatred, or just plain ignorance causes. Because of YOUR vote or even YOUR inaction, these individuals are unable to feel or express the same joys you take from granted every day.
If you don’t have 15 minutes to watch both episodes, at least watch Part Two.
“It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.”
Wow…I am glad to hear that those who combat equality suffer for their prejudices.
From the Associated Press:
The Mormon church’s vigorous support for the California ballot measure that banned gay marriage last year has turned the Utah-based faith into a lightning rod for gay rights activism.
A nationwide “kiss-in” Saturday comes after gay couples in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas were arrested and cited for tresspassing or harrassed by police for publicly kissing.
In Utah, the July 9 trespassing incident occurred after a couple were observed by security guards on a downtown plaza owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The court case was dismissed, but the kiss sparked a community backlash and criticism of the church.
Church observers say the church’s intervention into California politics has left the faith’s image tarnished.