Ally

If you’ve seen the new marriage equality symbols popping up all over Facebook in place of profile photos, you’re probably aware of how marriage equality arguments are shaping up in the United States these days. I know that for some people, gay rights amounts to a question of morality, and can’t or won’t support the cause because they find homosexuality immoral.

I’m on the other side. I’m an ally. I believe that gay rights are the social justice movement of my generation. I’m a member of the GLBTA networking group at work. I don’t believe it’s right that people can be fired for who they love, or that they’re not allowed to marry who they love, if they happen to be gay.

As such, I updated my cover photo on Facebook to this image. If you like it, please feel free to use it.

Ally

Comments

  1. As soon as the Pandora’s box of the internet was opened, and people could tell and show each other what they did and how they thought – this movement was inevitable.

  2. I totally agree with you about gay rights

  3. I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time now that I enjoy coming to this site, it keeps me in ” touch” with how you are. It keeps me in touch, visually, on what interests you and in a small way, a tiny glimpse into your family, how my daughter and granddaughters are doing in a way that words really, could never express.

    I’ve always believed that no one wakes up one morning and decides to be gay. I believe in civil rights for gay couples, equal rights in their long term relationships, the right to inherit property, the right to be included in life and death decisions, the right of exchange of pertinent health matters by medical professionals ( doctors, nurses, lawyers), health insurance, etc. I believe on a state level, the playing field, as it were, should be level. This matter, clearly, is for each state to decide. “We”, nationally, ought not be deciding this matter. On a federal level, I believe the survivor of such relationships, recognized as a civil union, should be ” taxed” in the same way as hetrosexual unions are taxed in the matter of inheritance.

    With that said, I do not believe the federal government ought to be changing what marriage is, the union between one man and one woman. Such a decision goes too far, it takes away the right of each state to decide, which is their right to do.

    Have a wonderful day, please give our ( her father and I) daughter and granddaughters our love, do save some of that love for yourself, there is an abundance of it for all of you.

    xo

  4. I think eventually “states” rights will almost completely disappear (or be homogenized). It seems crazy to me that laws are different in different places. This is ONE COUNTRY, not 50 of them.

  5. Anushha says:

    Each and every person on this earth has the right to live the life the way they desire. It’s not the right of any other person to decide how the other person should live or object on the sexuality. It’s a purely personal decision. Thanks for the share.

  6. marytlou says:

    Personal choices are affected by religion but in todays time of technology media and advancement even religion has gone in the backdrop. People now make choices for their convenience which is fine to some extent because its all a game of survival now. Thanks for sharing the food for thought.

  7. I do, too, believe in the right of gay people marrying and becoming legal. I have nothing against it, I promote it, and this is because I have met gay people who would have never been as happy or as fulfilled in a hetersexual relationship. Kudos to all who march and encourage it!

  8. I totally agree with you. I don’t see why gay people shouldn’t have the same rights as everyone elese. Congratulations on acting on this matter!

  9. I truly believe we should respect everyone’s choise… at the end… we are looking for happyness isn’t it?
    Ciao! Paola

  10. William Miller says:

    I always thought that this colorful powder throwing is really harmful for one’s lungs. Am I right?

    p.s. Though it looks very impressive and funny 🙂

  11. sascogroup says:

    Great article, all you write is very important for all.

    Best regards from Italy!

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