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Devastating Plea for Marriage Equality: The Story of Shane and Tom

marriage equality, gay marriage, gay rights, north carolina, amendment one

Tom and Shane

For those of us still reeling from last night’s vote in North Carolina which resulted in a ban on gay marriage, this will be important viewing. The video, below, tells a sad but ultimately stirring story of why it’s so important to fight for marriage equality, no matter how tiring the process. It’s narrated by a young man named Shane who was unable to marry his partner of 6 years, Tom. When tragedy struck their little family of two, the unthinkable happened, all because Tom’s family is homophobic. Take a look:


Shane notes on his YouTube page, “It has been said that sharing personal stories is one of the most effective ways to change people’s hearts and minds. This is my story and I hope you are inspired to share it with others.” Feel free to forward this post and remind those you care about that marriage rights are important!

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