Why Marriage Equality Is So Important

Posted by | April 23, 2009 16:23 | Filed under: Top Stories

Those who laugh in the face of gays who want equal rights ought to take a moment and read the story of Peter Dubuque (right).  A devoted reader of Americablog, Peter had a loving husband, Steven Kleinedler, who writes eloquently of what he experienced when Peter died, including how things are changing.

In 1994, I was arrested, handcuffed, and spent the night in jail for dancing with another man in suburban Chicago. (Not kissing, not even touching : just dancing.) But on March 24, 2009, the EMTs, police officers, and detectives on the accident scene were extremely professional, respectful, and courteous.


I’d like to think there’s no one in America who still believes a man should be handcuffed for dancing with another man.  New York, Maine and New Hampshire are now considering marriage equality legislation.  Hopefully we’ve come a long way from putting Americans in jail for dancing with the “wrong” person.

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