Monday, March 25, 2013

Going Red For Marriage Equality

Yep, this is a different look for The Mouse Castle. This is a different kind of article too. I've never used this blog as a platform for political or social commentary before. I don't plan on doing it a lot in the future. Sometimes, however, you just need to speak your mind.

I'll keep it simple. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments to overturn California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Both laws discriminate by denying American citizens the basic right to marry the people they love. The Mouse Castle joins the Human Rights Campaign in support of marriage equality.

I'm happy to call many people within the LGBT community my friends and I appreciate the kindness and support they've shown me in this crazy online endeavor of mine. It's my pleasure to send that love and support back to them.

Okay, it was really weird just writing that. I never thought I'd ever be forced to single out a particular group of readers on this blog, but there still exists an unfortunate social climate in the U.S. that thinks alienation and discrimination is acceptable behavior. It needs to stop. I appreciate all my readers (and podcast listeners), gay or straight, stranger or friend, and I cannot understand how a civilized society can continue to isolate a group of people and tell them they aren't entitled to the same rights as all Americans.

Growing up a Disney fan, I once put a lot of faith in nine old men. It is my hope in the coming weeks that a different group of nine old men (and women) will make the right decision on the side of equality.

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