Friday, May 13, 2005

Happily ever after in Massachusetts ;-))

May 17th (also Norwegian national day, btw) marks the anniversary of the day that hundreds of happy GLBT couples legally wed for the first time in Massachusetts. Since then, more than 5,000 couples in the state have exchanged their vows and now find themselves safer under law. While we've faced many challenges across the nation, we should not let these discourage us.Remember this: in the midst of some temporary defeats we still have much to applaud and much to achieve. We won't stop fighting for full equality for same-sex couples. Now, in honor of the anniversary of the first marriages for same-sex couples in Massachusetts, I urge you to take a special action in the fight to end discrimination in our marriage laws. Get Engaged! Since I've already signed the petition, write a letter to the editor of your local paper to help commemorate the day. Your letter can appear quite short and personal and focused on the importance of securing marriage for same-sex couples across the nation. Once you've written your letter, ask your friends to support marriage equality and sign the petition today! The only way we're going to get 1 million signatures is if YOU spread the word! Save the Date! On May 17th we'll be re-broadcasting last year's moving slideshow of couples who got married, hosting an interactive live chat, and giving you the opportunity to send anniversary e-cards to friends and loved ones. Please, help us celebrate this anniversary by writing your letter to the editor and getting everyone you know to sign the Million for Marriage petition. It seems an easy way to make a real difference in the public debate about marriage for same sex couples and the security and protection that all families deserve. In the midst of all the right-wing attacks, we need at least 1 million people in our corner.


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