Meet my friend Rob. I've had the pleasure of knowing him for 17 years. He's sincere, thoughtful, and one of the funniest person I've ever met. Whenever I see his name on my caller ID, I know I'll be in for a great time. His thoughts in the second half of this posting.
My boyfriend and I marched in the rally to support equal marriage rights in the state of Washington Saturday. I saw a sign that really spoke to one of the feelings I had when I learned that prop 8 passed. It read, "California...REALLY?! Give it back!"
Opponents say that historically marriage was intended for a man and a woman. Historically, interracial couples were denied the right to marry. Historical intent does not make things right. We have to challenge our ideas for the greater ideal, to continue to grow and improve and be what we know we can be. I want to be recognized and treated equally. It's simple really. I believe the day is coming when the definition of husband can include myself and my loving partner. Until then, we have to keep the rally going. California...REALLY?! Give it back!
This is the original drawing. Some of the finer cross hatched detail was lost with the scanning and resizing.
Rob's partner Jason will be the next in the series.