I do not often find myself at a loss for words……………but this video, and the wise words of a friend, have left me virtually speechless.
I cannot imagine being in these shoes, and the horrific devastation that would follow if this happened to me.
I also cannot imagine being the soulless, heartless type of person who thinks that this is not only OK, but a legal, moral necessity.
PLEASE watch this devastating video, and share it with everyone you know., along with the words of wisdom that a dear friend is allowing me to share here, after the clip.
With the nonsense going on in North Carolina, this is a good time to think about those we love, what the relationships mean to us, and how we can protect them. Marriage equality is a great idea, and we need to work very, very hard to get it. But meanwhile, if you’ve talked about wanting to be with someone but haven’t made things official with your partner in a legal sense (incorporating, as it were), everything that happened to this guy could happen to you. And more.
You could lose your partner. You could be denied information about how your partner died. You could be turned away at the hospital. You could be turned away at the funeral. You could lose everything in your partner’s bank account. And yours. You could lose your children. You could lose your house. You could lose your dignity. You might not be able to say goodbye to the person you love the most in this world.
If you love someone enough to want to be with them forever, be proactive. Make a will. Get financial and health care powers of attorney. Get life insurance. Make sure that no one…not your partner’s mother or father or sister or brother or even friends…no one…gets to decide how it ends for you.
Then fight for marriage equality and fight really hard, but fight knowing that if you don’t get it, you’ll at least have each other, and you’ll know that no one can take that away from you. Love is great, but idiots abound, and they’re showing us that they can … and will … fight to take your love away from you.
~taken from the Book of Faces status of my wonderful friend ” X”.
love you dearly, and will stand with you always in the fight for equality.