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I'm tired....

...of being classified as a second-class citizen because of the gender of the person I love and share my life with.

For all our brothers and sisters whose marriages were heartlessly annulled today, be of good courage. The battle has just begun. Take comfort in the fact that we helped paved the way for those in Oregon and Massachusetts whose marriages still stand. The images of our joy duing February and March have been indelibly burned into the American consciousness, and no action by a court can ever take that away. We married our spouses before the world and gave witness to our love and committment, and no ruling can ever change that.

We will press on to claim the equality to which we are entitled. The freedom to love our partners without fear. The right to legal recognition of our relationships and the benefits that civil marriage imparts. Bigotry and hatred and fear and ignorance will be seen for what they are.

We will prevail. We are on the side of love.

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jawnbc
Aug. 12th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
So sorry mate--keep fighting the good fight.
kessa
Aug. 12th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
And there are a lot of us on your side as well.

http://www.thetaskforce.org/news/release.cfm?releaseID=724

pup_ajax
Aug. 12th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
It is disheartening ...
even for those of us who didn't get married...

With the forthcoming decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage on the horizon, the decision to invalidate the marriages beforehand seems especially heartless.

There is hope for the future... but i'm cynical enough not to expect the right decision.

Maybe it is time that we stopped arguing for adding gay marriage to the law, but rather arguing for the removal of civil marriage for heterosexuals under the law.

Seems mean-spirited, i know...

But that argument makes a better point of the "seperate but equal" issue.

Much love to you and rootbeer1 and everyone who married on and around Valentine's Day.

In my eyes, your marriage remains valid.
quirkstreet
Aug. 12th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned lately how much I love you and Steve?
qbear
Aug. 13th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
We love you back, Pete. {{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}
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