14 April 2012

You don't need to be Holywood darling with many adopted kids and flying thousand miles for humanity duties to inspire. You don't need to spend billion of dollars to show you CARE. I don't know if it's a difficult step to take, but commitment of heterosexual couple not to marry (even when they can whenever and wherever across the globe) until the homosexual ones can deserves a bow.

I recently read about  this str8 couple, Megan Koler and Kyle Steele, who did such commitment.

They pledged this:

We wanted to let everyone know it is not an April Fool's joke: we are engaged for real! We got to share the happy news late last night with our Emerald City Comicon crew, and it was awesome.

We have been together as a couple for four and a half years, but we have been dating for nearly five and a half. We have lived close by and far away and now, finally, together, and it has been the most wonderful and momentous time of our lives. It's all this that makes the decision to be together forever in marriage very easy.

We are also very privileged.

We are privileged because if we decide we want to get married, we get to because we are of the opposite sex. The government is ready to give us over 1,000 benefits that include tax relief, medical decisions, death benefits, and insurance breaks that civil unions don't offer... just because we are heterosexual. That is disgusting and unfair to us.

This is where we get the pledge portion. We can't sit by and be happy with our ability to get married as so many couples in love are being denied these critical protections. As you all know, we both consider ourselves allies to the LGBTQ community and consider their issues our issues and that we must do something in honor of the continued fight for marriage equality.

We are pledging, to all our family and friends, that we will not take advantage of our right and privilege to marry until gay marriage (with identical rights and protections that are currently allowed) is legal in Oregon.

We believe strongly that love is the most important thing in this world, and people and governments that try to discriminate against consenting adults in love is inexcusable. Our love is not more or less legitimate because our genitals are different. That is ridiculous.

We are optimists, and we believe love always wins out over hate... at least eventually! We want you all to be with us on our wedding day (and trust us, it will be amazing!), but that can't happen until we all help the LGBTQ community in our state win this crucial battle.

Remember, they are our friends, family, co-workers, mentors, and fellow human beings. We need to give in to love, not bigotry.

Help us get married and support all candidates and legislation that come forward in the following months and years to make this happen.

With all our love,

Kyle and Megan

Well, I didn't know their names before I read this clip. Nor who they are. But when I knew they did that, I felt, touched. When Anna Wintour did the support for marriage equality, I was like, Oh Jezzz.. Anna has such a big power, very influential, and she did that for supporting so-called minority (I'm not sure LGBT people are minority now in NYC). She did something big about isue that is not directly related to her. And she did it very well. It was a huge step.

This couple, has made a pledge that will make them loosing some benefits they could get if they did the opposite. The sacrifice, the care, and the concern that they showed to the world. If only my parents did the same 20 years ago, as inspiring as them...

Signorefandi, wait wait... If my parents did, there would not be me!