Today is the first day of Freedom to Marry Week 2009. This year, the marriage equality folks are asking people to start a conversation with three people about why gay rights matter.
The three of you who read my blog are all intelligent, introspective, gorgeous people who most likely already support equality. So, instead of preaching to the choir, here's something useful to know about why we should say "marriage equality" instead of "gay marriage":
The term "gay marriage" implies that same-sex couples are asking for rights or privileges that married couples do not have, or for something lesser or different. What gay people are seeking is the legal and equal freedom to marry the person they love and care for, just as non-gay Americans do. The Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and the right to marry belongs to us all.Good to know!