We have a unique opportunity: Today, the Maine House of Representatives is slated to vote on marriage equality. The issue, of course, is of massive importance to equality seekers there, as the AP explains:
For GLBT people in the Pine Tree State, a life saddled by legal inequality is “unbearable.”
Diane Sammer and her partner, Pam Dennis, were careful to sign papers giving Sammer power of attorney over Dennis’ affairs. Yet after Dennis died of a heart attack and her body was to be cremated, the undertaker refused to accept Sammer’s signature.
_State laws treat gay and straight couples who have children differently. For same-sex couples, there’s no assumption that the couple’s child is theirs.
Does this make you as sick as it makes me? This disparity should not be in the so-called Land of the Free. Would Jesus approve of the way his gay and lesbian children — and their children — are treated under state law? Which makes it all the more cool that, thanks to techonology, we can watch the proceedings and see the vote. Enjoy, and hopefully, you will see history made and justice finally won.
View the proceedings here — the debate is under way as of 10:30 a.m.