Today is Mombian's third annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day. Equality is a subject that is important to me, as I'm sure it is to most people, eh? At least most people who read this blog. I can't imagine there's a one of you who would say "I think discrimination is a-ok and I'm not afraid who knows it."
Anyway, I'm embarrassed that I'm unable to devote the time and mental resources to writing a good post on why kids of LGBT families deserve equal legal protection for their families. We're in the middle of potty-training Liam (right exactly now, as I write this), I've got two big deadlines before the end of the week at work, and Todd just started school today. It's a good time to be an O, but things are busy.
In lieu of a thoughtful post on why equality is important and good, for each of us as individuals and for our country as a whole, I'll link to someone smarter than I am. A recent op-ed in the LA Times by Joel Stein was brilliant. Go read it. Here's a taste:
Dear old people,
I'm addressing you specifically for two reasons. First of all, you're the only people who still read the newspaper. Second, this November, your vote on a proposed California constitutional amendment will determine whether the state again bans gay people from getting married. That's because, according to a Field poll released Tuesday, while the majority of Californians under 50 support same-sex marriage, only 36% of senior citizens do. So your vote could very well overturn the wishes of everyone else because, as with newspaper reading, you're the only people who vote. When you guys die, we're going to make all of our political decisions by asking questions of a Magic 8-Ball. [...]