15 May 2008

Great News From the Sunshine State

California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban


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."

Take a moment to think. Who will speak up for you? Who will you speak up for?

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.

2 comments:

Nicki said...

Good post.

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