. . . sort of . . .
I said I wasn’t going to post today–that drunkenness and lounging on a Florida beach would interfere.
But I had to share the video below.
Whether you support gay marriage or not, whether you support the rights of Iowa lesbians to form civil unions or not, please watch this video of Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student, who spoke out against legislation that would outlaw civil unions for gay couples in his state.
Zach, with a rhetorical prowess rivaling that of Barack Obama, shares his experience as the child of a lesbian couple. The video speaks for itself. Please watch.
You might also like to read an article in the Huffington Post (click here) about Zach’s brilliant defense, his defense of something that shouldn’t need defending–a right that is priceless to gay and lesbian couples–one heterosexual couples take for granted.
I may have told a well-intended lie, an honest lie, of sorts, saying that I wouldn’t post today. But in the US we are only now reversing “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”–a law that requires gays and lesbians serving in our military to lie about their sexual orientations–to lie about their very identities.
We are only now allowing women like me to write openly about their partner’s service to the planet’s poor. Fifty years ago I’d never dared.
We are only now allowing gay couples to walk the main streets of America hand-in-hand with the ones they love, often the ones they’ve committed to for life–to stand strong and proud and committed.
Committed to America, committed to one another, committed to love.