Saturday, March 13, 2010

Maid’s Musings: Marriage Equality

As you may know, this week Washington, D.C., began for the first time allowing gay and lesbian unions. Since my sister Kellie, who is also my maid of honor, and I are both strong supporters of marriage equality, she has devoted her weekly guest post to discussing this important issue.

It’s often said that your wedding day will be the happiest day of your life. With that in mind, countless brides are at this very moment fretting over every tiny detail, each hoping to make her wedding day as perfect as possible.

But unfortunately, there are thousands upon thousands of couples who have been denied their special day. Gay marriage is still illegal in far too many countries and states, including my home state of California. In the few states where gay marriage is legal, many churches and popular wedding sites sadly discriminate against gay couples looking for a place to wed, leaving them unable to live out the common dream of walking down the aisle toward the person they love.


Thankfully, progress is being made, slowly but surely, toward achieving equality, as this past week Washington, D.C., at last began allowing gays and lesbians to marry. No one should be denied the happiest day of his or her life, and I have hope that many other states will soon follow the lead of our nation’s capital.


If you’d like to get involved in the fight for marriage equality, please visit Freedom to Marry.

(Photo Credits: Freedom to Marry & Google Images)

4 comments:

  1. My bridesmaid's aunt tracy just got married to her partner this weekend! They'll be spending their honeymoon in MA where they'll get married, officially :)

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  2. I always love seeing Portia's dress...it's dreamy!

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  3. i totally agree! everyone should be allowed to get married, and as bloggers, we should be doing our part to feature more gay weddings.
    i love portia's dress too. :)

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  4. Thank you for posting on such an important issue. I wish this country could finally get past this and realize all people should be treated equally.

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