Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Good Fight: Equality in Marriage

On most of the blogs I read today (towleroad, advocate, queerty, 365 gay....com), there was news of movements against marriage that allows LGBTQ folks to marry in Maine, and civil/domestic unions in Wisconsin.

Same thing went on in Massachusetts, and is going on in Wash. state.

Here is something I've learned as an advocate with people with disabilities, and is true for civil rights issues for people who are part of under-represented minorities of any kind, African American, women, etc.: there are many battles that must and will be fought as change comes about in this world. Why? Because we, as human beings, are resistant to change.

And change is one thing during peaceful times, but for a country in a great recession and fighting two wars, debating health bills, is not at peace.

But, as the hymn goes, "fight the good fight with all thy might...lay hold on life and it shall be Thy joy and crown eternally."



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