I feel like our daughter used to feel when she was smaller, and would walk and walk with us out shopping or playing, and would just need to sit and rest for a bit, while she gathered her energy back up.
The Prop 8 decision came down today. And, marriages already granted in California will stand as legal, but no further marriages will be granted there, and marriage in the state of California is between one man and one woman only from this point forward. Seems a little bit confusing, doesn’t it? I mean, I am so grateful that the marriages granted are standing. But, no one else gets the chance?
Why is it that the granting of civil rights to us as loving, committed couples has to be hit or miss like this in this great nation of ours? Are we asking for anything that is so ridiculous or far fetched that it cannot just be granted? No, we most certainly are not.
We don’t want half rights; we don’t want civil unions. We want MARRIAGE, full, clear and legal. Nothing in between. We deserve to be treated equally and fairly, and justly.
Today, after the ruling came down, I felt so tired, so sad and discouraged. I just wanted to curl up and forget about all of it. In other words, a part of me wanted to give up.
Then, I got rested. I got boosted back up again. And, I got my determination back. I am ready. I know what we deserve. I know what I and my beloved deserve. I know what I will settle for and what I won’t. I know how capable I am to fight for what I believe in.
I believe in justice. I believe in equality. I believe in fairness. I believe in peace.
I BELIEVE IN LOVE………………………………………………………………