A historic decision was made today in California's Supreme Court. If you consider yourself to be an advocate of disability rights but you don't follow gay rights issues, I would share two quotes with you. First from a man interviewed for this article, asked about what the decision means for him:
"I think this is the beginning of the end of ostracism, bullying, and all the things that used to make people feel less human than others."
Second, a famous quote from Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller:
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
Image: Two men and two women smiling and holding a special version of California's flag--The top half is white with the California brown bear, and the bottom half is horizontal rainbow stripes.