Portugal Protects Marriage Equality!

Despite the energy that some placed in using government to attack people’s marriages, despite the fact that yesterday New Jersey decided to not let consensual adults have the right to marry, despite whatever tides of hatred we see in our world, we also are seeing tides of justice, love, and equality where governments respect marriage. It is the job of government to protect marriage not destroy it. And that is yet another reason why it is so freakin’ exciting that Portugal just passed marriage equality.

To those dismayed about Maine, New York, and New Jersey, remember a hero, Dr. King of the Civil Rights movement said “the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.” Portugal is an example that this long arc that we are writing together is indeed bending toward justice!!!!

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3 Comments

  1. max

    January 8, 2010 at 7:41 pm
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    This is so exciting! It seems that Europe is the most progressive continent at this point in terms of marriage equality. Even Portugal’s neighbor, Spain, allows gay marriages!

    I know it seems trivial, but it was actually Theodore Parker, and not Dr. King, who spoke of the moral arc of the universe. Either way, it’s certainly a great point. I was thinking about whether or not the federal courts will rule in support of — or against — gay marriage, and I’ve decided that no matter wait happens, we will eventually achieve marriage equality. I just hope we can skip the “Plessy v. Ferguson” and cut straight to the “Brown v. Board of Education” if you catch my drift.

  2. Rose Brazeale

    January 9, 2010 at 9:42 am
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    Woo-Hoo! Go Portugal! That is awesome!

  3. Elin

    January 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm
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    Max, I think you’re right about that Europe is the most progressing continent when it comes to marriage equality. Though, there’s still a huge difference between the countries. But in genreal, I think most people are for same-sex marriage here.

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