After 17 years, PFLAG-O'ahu and its allies have been proven correct: Marriage freedom is a civil right. The many victories across the country are proof! Vice President Joe Biden said it first--that marriage freedom is constitutional; Obama said it again and they were both re-elected.
Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay senator. Three states passed marriage freedom and a fourth turned down the horrible Constitutional amendment that marriage is only between a man and a woman. Sen. Mazie Hirono became the first Asian senator who supported marriage freedom to win over former Gov. Linda Lingle, who vetoed civil unions in Hawai'i. Former Gov. Ben Cayetano, who never bothered to lift a hand to cut through the homophobia in Hawai'i, lost his mayoral race to marriage freedom supporter Kirk Caldwell in Honolulu.
This is a mandate for us to stand our hard-earned ground for equality for all!
Love, love, love. Now we go on to work hard to put these wonderful votes into action.