Today I feel not so strong. Today I was told by the voters of North Carolina that I am not equal to them. The Inequality of this astounds me. I pay taxes, I live and breath just as other's do here in my state but somehow LGBT love is not equal to straight.
We were told by not only a law.. but a solid Consitutional Amendment that we are not the same as heterosexual couples. So today, today for my letter "I" I'm defining Inequality.
noun, plural in·e·qual·i·ties.
the condition of being unequal; lack of equality; disparity: inequality of size.
social disparity: inequality between the rich and the poor.
disparity or relative inadequacy in natural endowments: a startling inequality of intellect, talents, and physical stamina.
unevenness, as of surface.
Somehow, it feels the same as when we were told in California that our marriages were null and voide.
I am not null. I am not void. My love counts. My love matters.
I can only hope that the tears that stream from my eyes now, will feed a fire that will grow inside me. I hope that I will indeed take to heart this fight and continue to move forward with all that I have and all that I am. We will not surrender, we will not give up.
Love is love is love
Namate and Blessed Be