Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We've come a long way

If you are over the age of thirteen, you can remember the days when marriage equality did not exist anywhere in the world.  We've come a long way since then.  It has been a slow process but minds are changing and more and more people are realizing that all people should have the same fair and equal treatment.

In 2001, The Netherlands became the first country in the world to allow for same-sex couples to legally wed. Two years later, Belgium and two Canadian provinces (Ontario and British Columbia)joined them. It wasn't until 2004 that gay couples could marry in the United States. San Francisco go the ball rolling with the winter of love. Massachusetts had already passed a law and it was just a matter of months before same-sex marriages began there.
Across the United States, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have marriage equality now.  Only positive results have come from these new laws - 38 percent of Americans will live in states where same-sex marriage is legal and the world continues to spin.  Yes, equality actually makes people happier.  Only 17 of 50 still is a very low number. 
When will everyone see equal treatment under the law?  What do YOU think?  Get involved!  You really can make a difference.

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