commentary by maggie christian
what is it about the word marriage that freaks so many straight people out including our president. civil unions = marriage but without being able to call yourself married instead your civil unioned. what does that mean. then there are the sacraments and to be able to say you are joined closely and intimately in marriage. jane saying i am marrying mary and alex saying i am marrying james. why are the rights to the words marriage, married, marrying suppose to be owned only by heterosexual/straight community? they are words – words have meaning – same-sex people joined together should have meaning – the same meaning as straight people. same-sex couples should have the meaning of the word marriage, married, marrying. it’s called equality. so mr. president would you proceed to do something about this now. support same-sex marriage.
Celebs ask Obama to come out for same-sex marriage
The Associated Press
Published: Monday, March 14, 2011 at 6:10 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO – An advocacy group says Anne Hathaway, Martin Sheen and Jane Lynch are among a group of actors, athletes and business leaders urging President Barack Obama to support marriage rights for same-sex couples.
The New York-based group Freedom to Marry said Monday that R&B singer Mya, NFL linebacker Scott Fujita and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey also signed an open letter calling on the president to back gay marriage.
Obama has said he supports civil unions as an alternative to marriage for gays and lesbians, and his views on the subject are evolving. His administration announced this month that it would no longer defend the federal law barring government recognition of same-sex unions.
Freedom to Marry says several couples plan to deliver the letter to the White House in the spring.