For the Opponents of Gay Marriage

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.


From Gay Agenda: D.C.’s Anti-Gay Leaders Step Up Efforts

The following post is taken directly from James Hipps at Gay Agenda

“According to the Washington Post:

‘Opponents of gay marriage filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court yesterday hoping to force a referendum on whether to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

The civil suit against the District’s Board of Elections and Ethics asks Judge Judith E. Retchin to overturn an election board ruling Monday that blocked a proposal to put the issue before the voters. Citing a District election law prohibiting votes on matters covered under the 1977 Human Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination against gay men, lesbians and other minority groups, the board said that a referendum would “authorize discrimination.’

The article continues with:

‘We are not going to sit by and allow an unelected board of bureaucrats to deny voters their rightful say on this issue and, by their action, allow the institution of marriage and the entire structure of our society to be radically redefined,” said Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville and one of seven District residents who are plaintiffs in the suit.’

So, here you have it, seven D.C. residents, all “Christian” leaders, fighting equality.  I will also bring up the point, these are Black men.  Very ironic, yet somehow not too surprising, especially after these same men have built a coalition with former Mayor Marion Barry, who we all know had his bout with drugs and prostitutes.

I guess it just goes to show, people are selfish when it comes to rights in the respect who should have them and who should not.

One thing I’d be very curious to know…I wonder when the last time Bishop Harry Jackson had a white, Asian or Hispanic person sit down for a meal in his home?  I wonder if the Bishop Jackson knows about the rate of Black on Black crime in D.C.?  I wonder how many Black men who attend Bishop Jackson’s church have spread communicable diseases because they are on the DL?  I wonder why it’s still taboo to be gay in D.C.’s black community? I wonder if Bishop Jackson knows anyone who is gay?  Do you get my point?”

PR Firm That Led Successful Prop 8 Campaign Hired to Repeal Gay Marriage in Maine

After becoming the fifth state to legalize same-sex marriage on May 6 of this year, marriage equality opponents began collecting the 55,087 signatures necessary to place the law on hold pending a state-wide referendum, that could be held during the November elections.

Opponents of marriage equality have hired Schubert Flint Public Affairs, the same public relations firm that led the successful Proposition 8 campaign that overturned the same-sex marriage ruling in California.  In response, supporters of equality, Maine Freedom to Marry, have hired Jesse Connolly who headed the “Maine Won’t Discriminate” campaign of 2005, which was successful in maintaining Maine’s gay rights law.

These will be high-cost and high-profile campaigns that will undoubtedly have national implications…so keep an eye out, and do anything you can to support marriage equality in Maine and elsewhere.

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