Watching Facebook turn red as millions of people change their profile pics to the sign representing equality has filled my heart today. And not just because we’re supporting the human right that is marriage but because, for once, I feel such a unity in a place that is often filled with petty bickering. And then I read this awesome post by Sunny Chanel outlining the 7 Ways Disney Stands for Family Values and Equality for All and I’m just brimming with pride for my Facebook friends and the company that employes me.
In case you were wondering, the sign comes from the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The group has been promoting an image of a pink equal sign over a red background in lieu of its blue-and-yellow logo to mobilize supporters online as the Supreme Court began hearings on gay marriage today.
The court is deliberating California’s Proposition 8, which bans the right for same-sex couples to marry. Tomorrow, arguments will be heard regarding the national Defense of Marriage Act, which has legally defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman since 1996.
Instead of writing a lengthy missive about how important this is I thought I’d resort to humor to share how I feel about gay marriage, gay parents and their right to be as miserable as the rest of us old, marrieds.
All photos used with permission from Red Hong Yi.
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