Saturday, December 22, 2012

Let’s talk about marriage equality

This video from Australian Marriage Equality urges people to talk bout marriage equality this Christmas. I think it’s a splendid idea. The more people talk about it, and the more people understand that this affects people that they know and love, the more likely they are to support marriage equality.

I have a few quibbles with this video—the music track was too loud, the voices were of inconsistent levels—but I think that, overall, they did a good job. Anything that promotes dialogue is a good thing, I think.

Here in New Zealand, we have even more of an imperative: In the new year, the New Zealand Parliament will take up marriage equality. While everyone expects it to pass easily, anything could happen. So, it’s important that everyone expresses support for marriage equality to their local Member of Parliament.

There are also plenty of US states—including my native Illinois—where marriage equality battles are looming.

This Christmas, let’s talk about marriage equality.

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