Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day: A Day To Get Engaged With Marriage Equality!

Valentine’s Day means love and love, for many people, means committing to marriage with their partners. Unfortunately, as we know too well, same-sex couples are denied the right to marry each other in almost every state in America.

Our friends at Freedom to Marry are promoting a wonderful video of an 80-year old parent in Iowa who is speaking up for marriage equality for her gay son. We hope you are as inspired as we are by her willingness to stand up for equality as only a loving parent can!

Also, in honor of the holiday,, GetEqual and CA Faith for Equality are sponsoring a peaceful and loving marriage equality protest, Get Engaged for Marriage Equality. In locations around the country, same-sex couples are requesting marriage licenses in their local city halls. For a great demonstration of this action, check out this video:

PFLAG will keep working until marriage is available to any loving couple who wants to make a loving and legal commitment to each other…and there’s no better day to remind people of this than on Valentine’s Day!

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Everyone should be allowed to experience the warmth and feeling of valentine's day equally, and without prejudice. We simply can't call ourselves a society with a raised-consciousness until we rectify this sad state of affairs.