Four years ago today, I promised Jen that “where you go, I will go. Wherever you will stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, your God, my God.”
And with that, we were married in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Before I met Jen, I felt like I was wandering the earth alone. I moved from city to city without purpose. There was no point in staying anywhere. I was homesick, but without a home.
Love saved me. I now have a family.
And the fact that the Commonwealth recognizes my marriage gives me not only a family, but a city. I feel like a citizen of Massachusetts. My rights are the same as my neighbors.
So I have a special request to make of my readers. There is an amendment on the ballot in California that would strip gay couples of their marriage rights. The anti-gay forces are outspending gay marriage advocates in California. New polls show that the amendment may pass.
I don’t have a lot of readers, but I do get about 100 people a day. If every one of my visitors donates $5 to No On Prop 8, that would be $500 that they didn’t have before. In honor of our anniversary, I am asking everyone who passes by here to donate.
And if you are in California, please vote no on Proposition 8.
I want to give a special thanks to our straight allies like Jessica for recognizing the importance of this civil rights issue.
“He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free” Psalm 146.7
You all are so generous.
Thanks to Tracy Bishop, who I am sure would have a rockin’ blog if she had one.