… is in a loving and committed family.
If you have a minute, take a look at the first ad released today in the Maine fight for marriage equality:
As Joe Mirabella in Seattle writes in today’s post Equality Maine released first television ad today to protect marriage equality:
The same forces that ran the Yes on 8 campaign that eventually changed the constitution in California to exclude gays and lesbians from marriage have focused all they have on Maine.
And Washington’s under threat too, as Mirabella points out:
Washingtonians eagerly await the final results of the referendum 71 petition verification process to see if the domestic partnership expansion bill will face voters this fall.
Advocates for equality made tremendous progress in protecting safe and loving families across the country during this last year, and conservatives are out to do everything they can to try to repeal all the relief families — like mine — have felt about our new legal protections. Yet as Mirabella’s comments underscore, this fight is not about just whether to use the word “marriage” for loving couples in committed relationships — or to use some other word. Seems some folks just don’t want us to be together at all, and are not stopping at anything to try to drive that home.
In the meantime, kudos to the real people from all types of different families that came together to get the word out above. You honor all loving families.