Just a quick note about my Facebook profile shot today - usually I stay out of the political end of the social-media pool, but with the Supreme Court talking gay marriage today and a simple way offered to show support, I went for it. I'm seeing the red "equal" sign on many friends' pages. George Takei (yes, Mr. Sulu from Star Trek), who runs a frequently hysterical Facebook page, went serious today with the following explanation:
"For those friends wondering, this special red equality symbol signifies that marriage equality really is all about love. Thanks to the Human Rights Campaign for this effort. Please consider changing your profile today in support--esp if you are a straight ally."
I love living in NY because I can't talk anymore about how unfair it that TQ and I could run out and get ourselves legally partnered up any time we wanted to, but friends who've been in committed relationships for way longer than us, with property, with kids even, are denied that. They aren't anymore, not in this state, and I think that's great.
So - red's not usually my color, but for the next couple of days, it is!