osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

On Going Off To Vote For Question 6

I keep seeing people resentful that we even have to *vote* for marriage equality and that it should simply be a fundamental right and not something given by a majority vote. News flash: ALL fundamental rights require constant reaffirmation and buy in from the majority. Who would have thought that in 2012 the fundamental right to vote would be under attack? "The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance" is not just a slogan.

If you support marriage equality in MD, ME, and WA, do not resent that this is on the ballot. Rejoice that you can take part in curing a fundamental wrong! Voting is one of the ways we build consensus in our country on fundamental issues without shooting each other. Even if these measures do not pass this time. Having them on the ballot and showing the breadth of support moves the ball closer.

I am proud your state is voting on an affirmative measure for marriage equality, and I am proud to be part of getting it passed.

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