by Bob Geary
The bitter taste of Amendment One is still in our mouths as we approach a holiday weekend dedicated to the men and women who died fighting for — well, we say freedom. We say equal rights for all. Some of us, as Jane Lynch narrates in the video below, are still striving to make it happen.
Our friend Seth Keel is one of the organizers, with Carly Campbell, of a "Rally for Equal Rights" this Sunday, 2 p.m., at the State Capitol. (The link is to a FB page.) Their message: "Don't mourn. Organize!"
In the wake of Amendment One, we need to take a stand and demand that every person in our state has the right to live and love! This is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and uplift the dignity of everyone.
We can send our lawmakers a message that we are here and we will NOT stop fighting for justice and equality. Don’t allow yourself to feel defeated because the Amendment passed – the march goes on, the fight continues, and we will see the day where we are all treated with dignity, love, compassion, and respect.
Please join us at the State Capitol on May 27 at 2:00 pm to rally for equal rights! We will feel the power of the people as we stand together and send a message to our state that we will NOT be silent.
Don't mourn, ORGANIZE!
I was also pleased to see this message of support from the Wake County Democratic Party:
Join us at the State Capitol on Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 pm to rally for equal rights! We will feel the power of the people as we stand together and send a message to our state that we will NOT be silent.
Address: 7 E. Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012
Organized by: Seth Byron Keel
Elected officials and candidates are urged to be on hand to show their support.
The Wake Dems' note came with a link to this Obama campaign video on LGBT rights, narrated by Jane Lynch: