To the Judges of Prop 8, and those against Equal Marriage for Gays/lesbians
This is a wonderful definition of marriage .We bought a card by Barbara Cage, because it sounded like we have fulfilled this definition of marriage for 36 years. It’s high time marriage was made legal for Lesbian and Gay partners. Entitling us to receive the Federal benefits. We have been covering all the responsibilities for 36 years.
A commitment. Its success doesn’t depend on feelings, circumstances, or moods – but two people who are loyal to each other and the vows they took on their wedding day…
Hard work. It means chores, disagreements, misunderstandings, and times when you might not like each other very much. When you work at it together, it can be the greatest blessing in the world.
A relationship where two people must listen, compromise, and respect. It’s a arrangement that requires a multitude of decisions to be made together. Listening , respecting, and compromising go a long way toward keeping and harmony.
A union in which two people learn from their mistakes, accept each others faults and willing adjust behaviors that need to be changed. It’s caring enough about each other to work through disappointing and hurtful times, and believing in the love that brought you together in the first place.
Patience and forgiveness. It’s being open and honest, thoughtful and kind. Marriage means talking things out, making necessary changes, and forgiving each other. It is unconditional love at its most understanding and vulnerable– love that supports, comforts, and is determined to triumph over every challenge and adversity.
Marriage is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals…they are even better together.”
Any and every Gay or lesbian recognizes the above as their responsibility in a marriage. Millions of us have been in committed relationships waiting, pounding the door for the Federal government’s marriage benefits. We are demanding the same rights as any couple making the commitment of marriage. It’s time you stopped the hate that continues to keep us from our full civil rights.
God has nothing to do with it.