If you only watch one video all day, make it this celebration of same-sex love entitled Until We Could


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.

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A state judge just ruled the Louisiana same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional


Only weeks after a district judge upheld Louisiana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a Louisiana state judge just ruled the law is unconstitutional.

Judge Edward Rubin ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and in violation of the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the full faith and credit clause.

Since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA in 2013, we witnessed 21 sequential rulings against same-marriage bans that was abruptly, and erroneously, broken by District Judge Martin Feldman.

This latest ruling is good news, my friends…although I would wager it will be appealed.

Maryland’s Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without a Final Vote


After passing the Maryland Senate and the governor’s promise to sign the bill into law, the state’s gay marriage bill died Friday without getting a final vote in the House.

The House did not believe it had the 71 votes needed to pass the measure, and sent it back to committee without a final vote. They have vowed to bring the bill back for a vote next year.

A sad say for supporters of equality. Maryland residents remain second class citizens for at least another year.

AFA Upset Over AAA “Family” Discount


From Gay Agenda:

AAAHere we go again.  The anti-gay American Family Association, lead by the Religious Right nut job Donald E. Wildmon, (living proof that Satan is alive on earth and more than likely never finished the second grade) has his panties in a wad over the American Automobile Association’s decision to offer Gay & Lesbian couples a “family” membership.

On AFA’s website, they have an email form in place where anti-gay bigots can email AAA’s CEO to proclaim their displeasure with the organization for treating GLBT citizens as…well…citizens.  Below is the text of that email.

Dear Mr. Darbelnet:

My family and I are deeply shocked and saddened that AAA would alter its Family Membership policy to include recognizing homosexual couples as being “married.”

Thirty states have overwhelmingly voted to define marriage as being between one man and one woman.  Yet AAA is treating homosexual couples as if they are married.

My family and I ask you to immediately reverse this policy of recognizing homosexual couples as if they were “married.”

I will share your response with my family and friends.

“Deeply shocked and saddened.” I suppose Donny has failed to remember that certain states have ended marriage discrimination against Gay and Lesbian couples, and I suppose he also has failed to remember that many of those couples have children which make them…well…a family.

I think we should all send an email to AAA to let them know how pleased we are with their decision to treat LGBT families as citizens and thank them for taking a step in the right direction by not letting religious ideology that promotes hate, intolerance, bigotry and discrimination.

You can send a note of thanks to:

MemberRelations@national.aaa.com

Or write a letter of thanks to:

Robert L. Darbelnet, CEO
AAA
1000 AAA Dr.
Heathrow, FL  32746

Or simply pick up the phone and call:

407-444-8402

Let’s do our part to assure AAA their efforts towards equality and inclusion are greatly appreciated!

So everyone…gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, allies, and friends…please take the moment out of your day to send an e-mail, a letter, or make a phone call.

We have to thank those companies that support equality for their actions and not allow them to succumb to the pressures of the enemies of equal rights.  An e-mail takes less than a moment, and it’s effect is well worth your time!