To think it all began in Hawaii in 1991. Justice did not prevail then, but without brave Hawaiians filing suit, this issue may not have advanced.
As you know, our marriage didn't last, but I still love that the fight for marriage equality has carried on and we have prevailed with the US Supreme Court. In a mere 24 years the issue of justice and equality for all, yes, even for queer folks, caught the peoples' imagination. While the battle seemed long and made us weary, 24 years is actually lightening speed fast when it comes to such social change.
I have been married to both men and women. When S. and I were married August 2014, I was amazed at how easy the process was. No big deal. No earth shattering consequences. My parents attended our small ceremony. They did not pay the same attention to my marriage with my wife.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” -- Ben Franklin
So, now, may be advance the rights of all marginalized people in this country? Now is the time.
- Voting rights for African Americans.
- The right of African American men to walk freely and unmolested by police.
- The Equal Rights Amendment for women, which is back on the national stove-top.
- Economic justice for the poor.
Have a great weekend my friends, comrades in arms!