June 23, 2016
In a democracy our RIGHT to vote comes with the RESPONSIBILITY as a citizen and member of the community to express our vote or opinion on issues that can affect the values and principles of the community itself.
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
― John F. Kennedy
When we participate we are EMPOWERED to make a difference and shape the life and principles of our community. EACH VOICE MATTERS, EACH VOTE COUNTS.
Same sex marriage is an issue that affects everyone because it relates to all of us as HUMAN BEINGS. We are all born EQUAL and as a consequence, all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy their HUMAN RIGHTS, including the right to MARRY the person they LOVE.
“Universal human rights are not bestowed by governments or powerful majorities, they are God’s gift and the birth right of all people. They belong to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women as surely as they belong to anyone in the human family…So let’s recommit to doing everything we can to reach the day when love—all love—is met only with celebration, when all of our brothers and sisters encounter only equal opportunity and acceptance, and when all rights are just simply human rights—sacred and inviolable.”
- National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice
This is a matter of DIGNITY and RESPECT.
“This is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens and the laws that we, as a people and as a country, have enacted to protect them – indeed, to protect all of us”
- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch
This is a matter of EQUALITY.
“If we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
- President Barak Obama
This is a matter of FREEDOM.
“When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.”
- President Barak Obama
A healthy and vital community should be founded on DIVERSITY, ACCEPTANCE, EMPATHY and INCLUSION. Only if these values are present people will feel a sense of PURPOSE and BELONGING.
“We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.”
- Patch Adams
PROGRESS is impossible without CHANGE.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
SSM CAMPAIGNS IN OTHER COUNTRIES
SCOTLAND - MARRIAGE EQUALITY AD
IRELAND - MARRIAGE EQUALITY AD
IRELAND - MRS. BROWN FOR YES EQUALITY
AUSTRALIA - MARRIAGE EQUALITY AD