Wishing for Equality

Today I choose to use Birthday Wish power on the big issue of the day:

Marriage Equality!!!

I choose to write about this today because today is the birthday of another wonderful woman/blogger/friend, Kathy from Reinventing the Event Horizon. She is also one of the few bloggers whom I have met live and in person.

Meeting fellow bloggers Kathy McCullough and Tori Nelson. Picture borrowed from Kathy's post about the experience. Click on the image to read that post.

Meeting fellow bloggers Kathy McCullough and Tori Nelson. Picture borrowed from Kathy’s post about the experience.

Kathy and her partner Sara are two  of the most amazing, caring, intelligent and talented women I’ve ever met, and I have met a lot of amazing, caring, intelligent and talented women.

They are also one of the most loving and supportive couples I’ve ever known.

Kathy and Sara

They, and so many like them, deserve to marry if they wish.

So today I choose to use the power of birthday wishes, tapping into the power of Kathy’s birthday, to wish that the Supreme Court recognizes that equality for all doesn’t mean equality for only the people who look/think/act/love and behave like one group who wants to define and control everyone else.

Equality for all looks like equality, plain and simple.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lisaspiral
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:24:43

    That’s a wedding I’d love an invitation to. I’ll blow out a candle for this wish as well, enthusiastically!

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  2. Mark G Pakulak
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 12:00:50

    Amen! Perfectly written Lisa! 🙂

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  3. Barbarann Ayars
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 12:13:33

    As clear as I can make it, it matters not one whit to me who marries who. Achieving simple happiness in this broken world is an accomplishment harder and harder to attain. It is your last line I want to address. The Supremes by definition have a single task. It is to interpret the Constitution. No other place in the world has anything like this Court. Up or down, this is the tool we chose as a nation to make our most difficult decisions when we can’t agree. It is precisely how we struggle toward equality. II dropped back to read your blog Hell is Living in the BibleBelt where you do a pretty good job of airing your intolerance and irritation of roadsigns expounding a particular pov on religion. it surprised me. You already knew the Bible Belt is what it is, so I wondered what else you’d expect. We live, thankfully in the Land of Freedom of Speech. That is what you are looking at on those road signs. That they are offensive depends on your orientation. Offense is not the intent. Calling attention to the salvation of your soul is. You and I might not think for a second that this is anyone’s business but ours.but religious expression is one of our greatest freedoms, as you know. Just keep on driving by.

    I will be very interested in the Supremes decision and hope that types well for the many couple we know, not because I have interest in sexual behavior, but that commitment is denied some of the same privileges the rest of us enjoy.

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  4. Kathryn McCullough
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 20:51:06

    Oh, Lisa, thanks for this beautiful birthday post, my friend! Sara and I are packing like crazy–still set to close on our home sale in 3 days. I have NEVER been so busy in my life. Can’t wait till Sara and I can marry legally!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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