I Support Love.

Sunday, January 10, 2010




Hope will never be silent. - Harvey Milk

Today I came across a beautiful, thoughtful article in Newsweek, "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage." In it, the conservative Ted Olson - who is trying to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8 - writes, "Americans who believe in the words of the Declaration of Independence, in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, in the 14th Amendment, and in the Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and equal dignity before the law cannot sit by while this wrong continues. This is not a conservative or liberal issue; it is an American one, and it is time that we, as Americans, embraced it." Please check out this article here.

Now I may be as liberal as the day is long, but I have friends and family of all political backgrounds and try to stay open to all sides of every discussion. However, for so many of us, this issue comes down to civil rights, plain and simple. Love is love and I support it.

Someday, when we are old, we will look back and be ashamed that we allowed this to happen. Whatever your beliefs are, stand up for them and fight for the rights of your fellow human beings.


There is also a great article in The New York Times about Ted Olson - A Conservative’s Road to Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy. Check it out here.

If you happen to be against gay marriage, I urge you to go ahead and read one of these articles anyway. What can it hurt? :)

22 comments:

  1. this, more than anything else is why i love your blog and you. you talk about things like this. and Thank God above for that.

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  2. I support Love, I support you and I support you blogging about things like this.

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  3. Amen! I have so many friends in beautiful same-sex relationships, and it breaks my heart that their commitment and love is not recognized. Has our country learned nothing from the civil rights transgressions of our past?

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  4. I support allllllllll LOVE and I'm so happy you wrote this incredible blog. You are such a great writer, I love reading your blog.

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  5. well said!! this is a wonderful post!!! I support love as well! It blows my mind when people don't support it. It's basic civil rights. Not political, not religious. It's about love. Thank you for posting this.

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  6. Amen, sister! I support love, too!!! I am so glad you posted this.

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  7. Awesome article. Totally, totally wholeheartedly agree.

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  8. I SUPPORT LOVE TOO! And all this, and bringing it up and talking about it and trying to let people consider things in a different light. xo

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  9. Great post! I support LOVE, in all its beautiful forms. ♥

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  10. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I support love.

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  11. I agree wholeheartedly. I have no idea how anyone can think it's OK to deny homosexual people the same basic rights afforded to those who are heterosexual in this day and age. I guess we are not as "civilized" a society as we'd like to believe...

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  12. I agree 100%. Thanks for posting this!

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  13. I support love. And posts like this make me proud to be your friend. {it's true.}

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  14. It really IS about love and nothing else, and it drives me crazy that our government has to be involved whatsoever in it. Thanks for the link to the Newsweek article -- I'm excited to read it!

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  15. I support YOU for supporting love.

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  16. thank you for this!

    as a lesbian, I'm often bombarded with people's ignorance and unwillingness to accept the love that exists for me as "equal".

    it is sad.

    but to have people rally around "us" with their acceptance, love, and desire to see our love and unions as equal...is truly amazing!!

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  17. I hope you're right. Someday I hope my gay and lesbian friends will have the same basic rights the rest of us do!

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