Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Write to Marry Day

As the nation hopes CA will vote for justice on Proposition 8, I post for marriage equality today, joining Mombian's blogswarm: "Write to Marry Day."

A bumper sticker sorta gal, I share these:

Marriage is a human right, not a heterosexual privilege.

If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, everyone will want them.

Don't support Gay Marriage? Don't Have One!

I'm sorry your marriage is so fragile, but I'm still voting NO on Proposition 8.

Gay Marriage doesn't scare me. Hatred and inequality do.

If I ruled the world, the church would get out of the marrying business entirely and simply bless whatever civil unions it chose. [A worthy church would choose to bless the civil union of every worthy couple.] We've got an inappropriate mix of church and state going with respect to marriage in this country.
I seldom see that thought expressed in writing.
What do you think about that?

If you'd like some minutes of heartwarming love for inspiration, enjoy this:

H/t to FranIAm for bringing this to my attention today. Sure do appreciate her relentless devotion to gay rights.


thailandchani said...

I certainly like the idea! Marriage should be civil - period.

I actually posted on this today. :)


FranIAm said...

That was beautiful, I am all weepy after watching the video!

Don't thank me, we all have our issues, this is mine despite the fact that I am a 50 year old cranky, frumpy, suburban housewife with dirty hippy tendencies.

At about 34 seconds into the video you see Del and Phyllis get married. They got married in SF when there was the brief period of gay marriage there.

My blogfriend Elizabeth Kaeton(telling secrets) and her partner just celebrated 32 years of life together. When she and her partner were first starting out and did not even knowingly know any lesbians they met Del and Phyllis who took care of them like mothers.

Del died recently.

At least they finally got to marry after being together for something like 50 years.

okjimm said...

//If I ruled the world, the church would get out of the marrying business entirely//

Firstly....I think the church(s) should get out of the political biz, too.

Secondly.... church(s) should get out of everyone's business (folks should have biz in church, not the other way around)

Thirdlyish.... Iffen you were on the ballot for World Ruler, gees, I just might vote for you! :)

susan said...

All of us who've been in a committed relationship for a long time understand that a life together means learning compassion. I feel sorry for those whose understanding is so limited they feel justified in objectifying others.

I agree with okjimm's pronouncements.

Choralgirl said...

Love the stickers. :-) Thanks for posting...and for visiting!

an average patriot said...

I just do not understand why letting everyone do as they want infringes on your right! As long as no one is harming anyone else I don't get it.
I was just watching on CNN all the voting problems all over the country with Democrats all of a sudden being told they are not legal to vote. Not enough Identification, stolen ballots, Dems in Virginia being told Republicans vote on Tuesday and Democrats Wednesday. They are doing their damnedest to steal this! The legal system better stand up loud and clear against tampering of any sort and right now. This is going to be really bad!

Ingrid said...

franiam sure is inspiration these days.. (haven't even gone to her site tsk tsk me but she leaves a trail of people blogging on her posts)..
in Holland, when gay marriage was finally allowed (me thinks over 15yrs ago or more) first, there were a lot of marriages..then, a lot of divorces (ha!) and now it's just 'regular' (??).
Marriage, civil unions, common law..who cares. The church and the religious right needs to get out of a LOT of people's businesses..
separation of 'your church and faith'..and me! (aameeen)


Randal Graves said...

Great. Just through the existence of this post alone, my hetero marriage has weakened a further 9.2%. Damn you, Homosexual Agenda®!

Border Explorer said...

T. Chani: your post was wonderful!

FranIAm: Beautiful stories!
Say, maybe we can form a group: "Old, cranky, frumpy housewives--UNITE." :-)

Okjimm: And Churches should stay out of the taverns, too! [BTW, (ah, shucks) thanks for your vote.]

Susan, nicely said indeed!

Choralgirl: I love your blog and especially today's post is inspiring and touching.

James: I'm so glad I know you. Right on!

Ingrid, thanks for that perspective. It should be 'normal.' We've made it abnormal. That can change.

Randal, even if I'm hot for you (oops, my secret is out) I'm not trying to break up your marriage. [How the heck can my computer produce one of those little R's in a circle thingies? So cool.]

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love your first bumper sticker especially.

Katie Schwartz said...

Beautiful post. I agree with everything you said. Denying the right to marry to gay Americans is unconstitutional, period.

Great post!

an average patriot said...

Thanks B E! likewise and then some for you and some of the other Women standing up and they know who they are. Take care!
I am going to have to shut down about mid day today to finish preparations for tomorrows move. I will be down for only a day or two I hope as i have to have jacks installed and everything else. Take care and bear with me!