Be a light. Be a flame. Be a beacon.
July 5, 2011 9:40 PM Subscribe
posted by Slarty Bartfast (12 comments total)
So I'm walking home from work today listening to this week's Moth podcast
) and halfway home I'm frozen in my tracks. Most Seattleites recall the freak Pineapple Express of December 2006 which resulted in massive flooding, evacuations, and most heartbreakingly, the horrific drowning
of a 41 year old woman who was trapped by fallen debris in her own basement. Initially denied the right to be at the bedside of her partner as she lay comatose and dying, Charlene Strong
would become a tireless advocate for marriage equality. In this 15 minute talk, Strong candidly recalls that day and how it led to her involvement in creating Washington's first domestic partnership registry so that others would not face the same denial of basic human rights at these critical moments.
She also co-produced an award winning documentary
about the creation of Washington state's "Everything but Marriage"
of Charlene Strong standing next to Governor Christine Gregoire as she signed this into law.
I am hoping we will not debate here whether "Everything but Marriage" is really marriage equality. I am hoping we will learn about and admire the efforts of those heroes who suffered and fought so that we can all be free someday.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I think this needs to be a "try again tomorrow" thing, see metatalk thread for details. -- cortex