Right now, the legislature in Illinois is at an important juncture with the possibility of upcoming vote on marriage equality. Many of the same stories of fears have been told, and repeated over and over again. But Illinois lawmakers and citizens are in a very different position than were the citizens and lawmakers of Massachusetts eight years ago, for our Massachusetts story, and the stories of all the states with marriage equality, offer you the experience and knowledge that these fears are unfounded.
Pepe Julian Onziema traveled from Uganda to the United States of America to attend the Motion to Dismiss hearing at Hampden Federal Courthouse, Massachusetts. What follows is a must watch Video of Pepe’s moving remarks, so courageously delivered at great risk to his personal safety, on the Courthouse stairs after the hearing.
After a nearly week-long lame duck session that she deemed particularly “lame” due to little legislative action, Rep. Kelly Cassidy said she was not in any way expecting her girlfriend of nearly three years, Kelley Quinn, to kneel down steps away from the glowing Capitol building to propose.
From the moment Barack Obama burst onto the political scene, the poet Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles, says he felt “a spiritual connection” with the man who would become the nation’s 44th president.