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This beautiful proposal will turn you into a weepy ball of goop.

If you’re anything like us, this will turn you into a BLUBBERING MESS. 

New High Mark for Support for Marriage Equality

While we here at Self Evident Truths know there’s more to equality than marriage, we’re still excited to read this piece of great news!

From the Advocate: 

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 53% of Americans support marriage rights for same-sex couples — a record high for the survey — while opposition has plummeted to unprecedented lows.”

Read more!

We’re over here at Self Evident headquarters talking about the issue of visibility within the queer people of color communities.

Nomoredowlow.tv weighed in on the issue of gay marriage within the black community in this video.

Please, help us further this conversation by weighing in..

A little wisdom from Jeriah in Knoxville, TN.

The numbers are in! 56% of likely California voters now favor allowing same sex couples to marry!

Equality California - http://eqcablog.org/2012/03/the-numbers-are-in/

Whitewashing Gay History - NY Mag

Liberals applaud themselves for championing gay marriage. But there are ghosts at the weddings.

When the news came last June that the New York State Senate had voted to legalize same-sex marriage, I was at a dinner party that felt like New Year’s Eve, only with genuine emotions. Everyone at the table—straight, gay, young, old—was elated. Later, as my wife and I headed home past an Empire State Building ablaze in the rainbow colors of Pride Week, we were still euphoric at having witnessed one of those rare nights when history is made. Same-sex-marriage adversaries constantly proclaim that gay unions threaten “traditional” marriage. But in truth, it’s a boon to discover that a right you’ve taken for granted is so treasured by others that they’ll fight to get their fair share of its rewards—and its trials.

Fran Lebowitz is correct to remind us that not all gay people (any more than all straight people) are beating down the doors to what she calls “the two most confining institutions on the planet, marriage and the military.” But for those who have been, the dawning of marital equality and the demise of “don’t ask, don’t tell” are twin peaks in the checkered cavalcade of American social justice.

Read the full story HERE

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