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National Equality March - 10/11/2009


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I was surprised and excited to find out there's a new organization set up to promote the idea of gay marriage -- in fact, marriage for all people -- in the United States.

The peaceful demonstration is set to happen on the Washington, D.C. Mall area on Sunday, October 11th, 2009. My partner and I have never been politically active before, but I'm mad enough about this that I'm actually thinking about taking the flight and being there.

For anybody interested, the info is here:

http://www.nationalequalitymarch.com/

I hope it's peaceful, it gets some positive press, and we can send a much-needed positive message to anti-gay marriage churches like the Mormons. More importantly, I hope it will get U.S. state and federal laws changed to provide equal rights for everybody, regardless of their sexual orientation (or anything else).

Speaking of the Mormons and gay marriage, there's a terrific article in this week's Time magazine that covers this problem extensively:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/...1904146,00.html

Highly recommended. It made me realize that there are good Mormons out there who have been forced into a bad position, and also that the church is re-thinking their position. Maybe we've got some hope.

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I was surprised and excited to find out there's a new organization set up to promote the idea of gay marriage -- in fact, marriage for all people -- in the United States.

I hadn't heard of the one you linked, but I had heard of another one that has the same aim:

http://www.yesongaymarriage.com/

I wonder if they are talking to each other?

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I hadn't heard of the one you linked, but I had heard of another one that has the same aim:

http://www.yesongaymarriage.com/

I wonder if they are talking to each other?

I looked at the site at the link quoted, and found a familiar name. On the right side of the page is a list of bloggers, and Dan Kirk is at the top of the list.

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I looked at the site at the link quoted, and found a familiar name. On the right side of the page is a list of bloggers, and Dan Kirk is at the top of the list.

I think Dan is actually one of the co-creators of the site :). I remember the site being announced either in his blog or his forum.

Maddy (:

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Very good pro-gay marriage argument here on CNN from a conservative Republican (!) who himself is the son of two lesbian women:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/0...ayby/index.html

I found his comments to be very convincing. Let's hope more children of gay parents will come forward and add this message.

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Ain't going to happen. No use spending the time, effort and aggrevation on it.

Now if we go for some federal anti-discrimination protections, that just might fly- and be a useful first step.

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