Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Equality For All, Not Just Some

According to this article about recent events in Washington, D.C., some gay and lesbian activists say that repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 will bring full equality. I would hope that this is a misinterpretation by the newspaper writer. Unfortunately, it may not be. All too often, our brothers and sisters fighting for marriage rights for same-sex couples stay silent when it comes to the rights of those in consanguineous or polyamorous relationships, or distance themselves from our desire for equality in these areas.

If some of us aren’t free, none of us are free. Let’s work together to promote the true freedom to love and freedom to marry.

Passing a true marriage equality amendment would be a major step in bringing full marriage equality to the U.S., and it would take care of DOMA. I don’t think a piecemeal approach will work.
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