Monday, February 15, 2010

It Takes All Kinds

In St. Paul, Minnesota last week members of the clergy of varying faiths, as well as community members, gathered at the state capitol to push for marriage equality. OutFront Minnesota organized the event called "I Do Support Love: Freedom to Marry Day Rally." The common theme of the rally centered around the support many local churches are offering towards a marriage equality bill.

The word seems to be gathering strength that marriage equality isn't a threat to religion, or religious beliefs, it isn't incompatible with the Bible. It's about the laws and equality and all Americans being given the same rights and benefits and privileges.

In addition to many religious leaders, there were many politicians on hand to take part in the rally, which is another good sign. Senators Scott Dibble, Mee Moua, Sandy Pappas, Linda Higgens, and Representative Karen Clark spoke at the event and gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza, and John Marty attended as well.

It takes all kinds, and these types of gatherings of religious leaders and politicians and citizens speaking out for equality is the kind of grassroots movement needed to ensure equality is available to all.

OutFrontMinnestota can be found HERE.


Stan in NH said...

It is nice to see something positive for a change. It really is. Let's hope this gets as much coverage as the Teabaggers did!

Paul Benjamin said...

Very inspiring! I cling to the hope that one day, in my lifetime, we will see equal marriage rights for all!