The last few days has been amazing in America. Iowa's Supreme Court ended exclusion of gay couples in marriage and Vermont's State Legislature overrode a veto to pass same sex marriage. These great moments of pride and amazement keep happening in our country and all I can do is stand back and smile. As a people we continue to take steps to do what is right for all the citizens of our nation.
I want Oregon to be next.
Over at Basic Rights Oregon's blog, the question posed is what is next for marriage equality in our state. The only way to achieve marriage equality in our state is to run a ballot measure campaign. Are Oregonians ready for that? I don't know. Is it time? Yes. It's time for all of us to do the right thing (It's not just a Spike Lee joint, people). This is not an endeavor just left for activists. Every last person who supports GLBT rights has to open their mouths and their wallets to pass a ballot measure putting equality back into our Constitution. Go to BRO's blog and tell them how your feel or say it here. Let them know to move forward and that we've got their backs.
Basic Rights Oregon, go for it; and let me know where to sign up.