My very personal final plea
Sharing with you a personal note that I posted on Facebook this early morning. May you be blessed with the same love and support that I’m fortunate to receive every single day.
Friends and family,
Today, Minnesota has the chance to make history. We have an opportunity to say NO to amending our state constitution in a way that would limit the rights of committed same-sex couples. Whether you realize it or not, in a way, you are voting on me. In less than 24 hours, Minnesota will have had the chance to say whether or not I should permanently be prohibited from marrying the man that I love (who I hope to meet one day!).
While I don’t often talk about how this discussion impacts ME personally, I want you to know that the fact that we even have to have this conversation hurts me deeply. To know that there are Minnesotans who believe that if I have the right to marry someone I love, people will someday want to marry sheep… Words cannot express how deeply that hurts. Tonight on Nicollet Mall, I was told that I will burn in Hell for eternity for my “sin of homosexuality.” In a moment, I was reminded that I may forever be deemed less than in the state of Minnesota if this amendment passes.
We have the ability to defeat this thing; it’s well within reach. But no matter the outcome, I know that you will be there with open arms to support me. And for that, I consider myself tremendously blessed.
Minnesotans, it’s my last ask. Please, Vote No on the mean-spirited marriage amendment. When you do, smile, and think of all of the people just like me that are relying on your strength and support at that very moment.
With love (and hope),