In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm hoping you'll join me in signing the Million For Marriage petition.
I believe that ALL Americans, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, deserve the rights, responsibilities, and privileges that come with marriage. Please, join me in adding your voice to a million voices raised in support of marriage equality. The petition already has more than 875,000 signatures - we're almost there! Sign now at:
S'Okay, so that's what the HRC standard letter is but now I'd like to add my own sentiment:
Even if you're like me and aren't sure if you want to get married at any point, everyone deserves the same rights. Any discrimination is wrong and denying rights to someone based on their sexuality is just as bad as denying someone rights because of their religion or the color of their skin. This is supposed to be the country that understands and helps people of all shapes and sizes and yet the government persistently pushes equal rights for GLBT Americans under the rug and try to ignore them as long as possible and when it is no longer possible they fight tooth and nail.
In this monumentally important election year it is necessary to speak up for everyone who needs to have their voices heard.
Make 2008 a year to remember. Not just because we very well may have our first woman president or our first black president. Let's make this the year that total equality, for absolutely every citizen of the United States, no exceptions, is won.
♥ Not to go all political on you all, but I'm feeling very charged today and thank you to everyone who signs the petition and everyone who read all the way down to this part. It is greatly appreciated.
And also, just to mention, don't not sign it just because you're not of legal voting age, you're the future, and not only that but you have just as much right to speak up for something you believe in as anyone else regardless of your age
I'm really done this time, Happy Valentine's Day everyone!