"Marriages are intensely personal, and they’re defined not by courts or by voters, but by the people who live inside of them. That’s traditional marriage, people making a private, daily, lifelong commitment. We can’t make gay marriage illegal because gay marriage is already happening, and it’s been happening for as long as human beings have been pledging themselves to each other.But tragically we deny gay people the rights and the obligations that are associated with their marriages, and that is just discrimination. There will be marriages you don’t like, but those marriages won’t affect yours."

John Green, telling it like it is. (via whysosomber)

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athomewithlana:

actual gifset of gays destroying the sanctity of marriage and family

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Maryland will vote on marriage in November

gaywrites:

The signatures have been counted: anti-marriage equality activists in Maryland have officially gathered enough signatures to put marriage equality to a vote in November.

Maryland passed a law for marriage equality earlier this year, but opponents immediately organized. They needed to gather more than 55,000 signatures to put a possible repeal on the ballot, and more than 70,000 valid signatures have been counted. But that doesn’t mean marriage equality advocates aren’t gearing up for a fight:

Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition leading the campaign, announced today a long list of moves it has made to stop the repeal. It includes opening two campaign offices, hiring 12 field staffers, expanding its social media presence, and commissioning a poll that found Maryland voters overwhelmingly on the side of equality. Public Policy Polling found that 57% of voters would uphold the law and that African-Americans had made a huge swing after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality.

The “faith team” has already recruited a stable of religious leaders who are on its side to counter voices on the right who claim a monopoly on biblical views. It’s a similar tactic to one being employed in Minnesota, where dozens of faith leaders are speaking out for marriage equality as just another example of the “love and commitment” that all marriages represent. That message has resulted in a 10-point swing in four months, according to a PPP poll, with independents driving fresh support for same-sex marriage. Now 49% of voters are against amending the Minnesota constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

Okay, Maryland readers. Looking at you on this one. We can’t let this go. We can win this. 

Read the entire complaint behind Lambda Legal/ACLU's lawsuit for marriage equality in Illinois.

gaywrites:

“Plaintiffs challenge their exclusion from civil marriage, and seek to end the stigmatization and disrespect the State imposes upon them and their children by relegating them solely to the inferior status of civil union.” 

I’m so fired up for marriage rights in my state.

thank you!
lgbtqgmh:

brandontvictory:

Jay-Z supports Gay Marriage! #LGBT #Equality (Taken with instagram)

Jay-Z: What people do in their own homes is their business and you can’t choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.

thank you!

lgbtqgmh:

brandontvictory:

Jay-Z supports Gay Marriage! #LGBT #Equality (Taken with instagram)

Jay-Z: What people do in their own homes is their business and you can’t choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.

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Amen Anne.
natashaislegit:

Amen. #gayrights #marriageequality for all (Taken with instagram)

Amen Anne.

natashaislegit:

Amen. #gayrights #marriageequality for all (Taken with instagram)

Thank you sir, very much!

thegang:

Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama’s stand on same sex marriage 

If you want to get into his BREAKDOWN… skip to 3:54. HE GOES INNNN!

-[bLaK.]

..Isn’t it ironic that the architect of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on washington was a gay African-American man?”  POW. Peace to Bayard Rustin and Michael Eric Dyson for this video.

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Never before said, never again unsaid

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lgbtqgmh:

It’s insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It’s embarrassing, and it’s heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue - Chris Evans (Captain America)

lgbtqgmh:

It’s insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It’s embarrassing, and it’s heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I’m completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we’ll be ashamed that this was an issue
- Chris Evans (Captain America)

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When Obama endorsed same-sex marriage…

We all turned into Rainbows for a couple of minutes there

whenobamaendorsed:

… Twitter & Tumblr were all:

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