Washington, D.C.!

If you haven't heard, just hours ago, Washington, D.C. voted, by a vote of 11-2, to allow gay marriages in the city. Although it isn't a federal law, it is yet one more step in recognizing equal rights for gay and lesbian couples.

There is opposition, the kind that tends to be predictable, when it comes to religious opponents of the measure. The Catholic diocese in the city of Washington, D.C. has even stated that they will consider not running certain social service agencies in the city due to the measure being passed. I am fairly certain that to do such a thing will only hurt more people.

My only hope and wish is that as time goes by, people that are strongly opposed to equal marriage will come to understand that it is an issue of equal civil rights; that granting us marriage will in no way damage heterosexual marriage; and that we can love, live, and conduct our lives in legitimate ways, without resulting in the demise of society as we know it.

We deserve equality. No questions asked.

Let's keep working toward that end.

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