This beautiful video is a short film that was created in support of Australian Marriage Equality. It brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it. My hon and I were married this past summer, and this video says it all. My hope is that one day very soon everyone in the world who has found this kind of love will be free to marry, will be free to love peacefully and openly without fear of hatred or violence or discrimination.
If you can’t see the embedded video above, you can view it on YouTube.
Although I’m celebrating this wonderful news today, I know we still have a ways to go. Even with this win, any legal same-sex marriages are not yet equal.
“Yesterday, same-sex couples won respect and dignity, along with rights at the state level. And we finally won marriage at the ballot after losing all these years. But now they’re one of tens of thousands of legally married same-sex couples who are denied 1,138 federal rights and benefits because of DOMA. They also lose recognition when they cross from their state into any state that doesn’t allow same-sex couples to marry, or recognize those marriages.” –in an email from Rick Jacobs (Chair and Founder, Courage Campaign)
I’m keeping the hope going that the next four years will bring even more positive change.