Equality everywhere for everyone

Right now, people are marching on Washington with a reasonable demand: equality under the law for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. It’s not much to ask for; it’s simply what every human being in this country ought to expect.

I’m not in Washington DC. I’m sitting in wintery Minnesota. You’re probably snug in your homes, too. So what can you do?

How about getting inspired?

Are you feeling it now? We all should hope for a world where all the differences between us are no obstacle to full participation in civic life by all people; whether you’re gay or godless, black or white, the law should treat us all the same.

Unfortunately, there are people who don’t share that dream and want to constrain minority positions, and make non-heterosexuals second class citizens. Equality is not what they want. We have to act to improve our country.

Contribute to the Support No on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign. If you live in Maine, vote NO on 1 in the election booth.

On the other side of the country, contribute to the Approve Referendum 71 campaign, and if you live there, vote YES on Ref. 71. I have a lot of family in that state, so I’ll be contributing there, and will also be calling up family and reminding them that they ought to vote FOR this one.

Here in the middle of the country, you can donate to the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition. But you know this is an issue everywhere — look for local groups you can help. You’ve got google, even if you aren’t getting up off your butt today, use it! Contribute! Work with your GLBT friends and neighbors! Make a difference!

(Thanks to MAJeff for sending along the information, and for doing his part to enlighten North Dakota.)