Our beloved host has recorded an announcement for the Human Rights Campaign’s Americans for Marriage Equality series, and they released it earlier yesterday. Melissa noted that as the child of an interracial couple, she felt a kinship with those whose marriage rights were infringed upon by government, and that the disenfranchising of any group of people in this manner violates the spirit of the Constitution. Take a look at her message, and spread the word.
On a related note, you might recall that after the NAACP declared their support for marriage equality, Melissa challenged organizations like the HRC to respond by speaking up on behalf of, say, NAACP-sponsored opposition to voter-ID laws. There’s a pretty big civil rights issue that’s becoming increasingly controversial here in New York City, and we’ll be following up in the next couple days with a post on that. Stay tuned – or logged in, as it were.