Some people say homosexuality is a sin. It’s not. God is perfectly cool with it, God feels the exact same way about homosexuality that God feels about heterosexuality. Now you might say, ‘Whoa, slow down. You move too fast. How could you have the audacity, the temerity, to speak on behalf of God?’ Exactly, that’s an excellent point and I pray that you remember it.
Of all the images to pop up as offshoots of the HRC’s red/white equality photo, this is definitely my favorite.
14th Amendment, Section 1: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Dallas judge Tonya Parker says she won’t conduct any marriage ceremonies until she and every other gay person in Texas have the same right to marry. When she turns straight couples away, Parker tells them: “I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.”
Parker passes the ceremonies on to other judges so that straight couples can get married.
“It’s kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can’t be performed for me, so I’m not going to do it,” says Parker.
Sometimes, being a Canadian on Tumblr, I get all caught up in American problems so I go out into the world thinking “Oh my god we need to legalize gay marriage! We need to protect our abortion rights! Oh my god the government shut down!” And then I remember that… I live in Canada. We have gay marriage. And abortion rights. And our government isn’t down. And actually I really like being Canadian it’s pretty awesome!