Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Service Members support freedom to marry

The video above is an ad from Why Marriage Matters Colorado, a coalition of organisations working to win the freedom to marry in Colorado. This particular ad is best described on the YouTube description:
Three military veterans who, together with their friend, U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant T. Ashley Metcalf—who is still actively serving his country—represent 45 years of military service. Sgt. Metcalf is gay, and his band of brothers—former Army Staff Sgt. Izzy Abbass, retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Mont'Ros, and former Marine Sgt. Will Glenn—talk about the importance of the freedom to marry for everyone.
I think the ad is effective for many reasons. First, it helps to show the broad-based support that the freedom to marry enjoys. Mostly, it’s effective for putting the issue simple: The straight veterans wonder why their gay friend should be denied that same freedom to marry that they have—especially when he served his country to guarantee that freedom? It’s a good question.

As I always say, there’s no such thing as a rational, secular reason for opposing the freedom to marry. This ad reinforces that fact, and is well done.

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