There’s a positively spectacular photo slideshow over at Flickr called “Please Don’t Divorce…”.
Click the photo below to have a look. It really puts a human face on the love between couples that is being legislated by the small-minded people in our society.
Marriage between consenting adults should not be banned on the basis of sexual orientation. A society benefits from having couples in a loving, committed relationship. Stable families, loving partners and parents – these are the things that enhance us collectively and restricting this to only heterosexual couples damages all of us. And keeping loving same-sex partners from the right to visit a loved one in the hospital, the right to parental visits and parental custody, and from sharing health and other benefits afforded to married couples should be seen as an embarrassment to our country, not something to legislate and be proud of.
Have a look at this wonderful slideshow. If you can see all of these wonderful loving couples and the friends and families in their lives that want nothing more than for them to be happy and to share in all that marriage brings and still want to crusade for denying this to them, I feel truly sorry for you and truly sad for our country.
That being said, seeing the progress that is being made in changing how people in this country view this issue, particularly among young people, I feel quite certain that most of us will live to see the day when full marriage rights and other civil rights will be available to all couples who seek them, regardless of their sexual orientation.
I’m just sayin’…