Wednesday, November 15, 2006
San Francisco's Rainbow City Hall
I was talking to Assembly member Mark Leno (D–San Francisco) just this Saturday about the legal status of same-sex unions, and I told him that I personally don't care if it's called "marriage" or something else, so long as a gay relationship has equivalent legal rights. Gay couples that have been together for 30, 40, or even 50 years and more, lack many of the basic rights that heterosexual couples take for granted. It's not about destroying the "traditional" family; it's a simple matter of acknowledging that other types of families exist. It's a matter of allowing each individual to define "family" according to his or her own conscience. It is a matter of nothing more nor less than Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
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