Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A word about my Facebook picture today -

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!


Pua; Bakin' and Tendin' Bar said...

You rock, Bonnie. :) One day, we're gonna have those Mai Tais face to face and talk about happy "hanabata days".

bonnie said...

Thanks. Not sure everyone I know, especially in my family, is going to like this that much (mostly they will, but there are one or two who will still quote you "facts" from studies that have long since been debunked) but maybe that's part of why I wanted to say something.

I would absolutely love to have a drink with you in person someday!

Buck said...

We as a society should treasure every couple who want to declare their love publicly. This is the path to a thriving society.

bonnie said...

Thanks, Buck! Couldn't agree with you more.

Pandabonium said...

Good on you, Bonnie. Perhaps the most important of LGBT rights. I think there are nine countries now that recognize it - lesbian friends of ours got married in Spain a couple of years ago. It's coming, but only if we all keep the pressure up.