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08/08/2013

The freedom to marry (*and not feel like part of the problem)

by Jeremy Hooper

The Associated Press is running a fairly interesting report on everyday supporters of marriage equality who are now feeling more freedom to enter into their own different-sex marriages now that same-sex marriage is an increasing legal reality:

NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't just an excuse to avoid getting hitched: Some heterosexual couples who postponed their weddings until gay couples had the right to marry are now making plans to say "I do."
KEEP READING: Queer marriage for the straight couple? I do! [AP via Yahoo!]

I would caution these couples against believing that this fight is over. Gay people still have far more states where we cannot marry than we have states where we can. The federal component was an AMAZING victory that is a crucial step in the ongoing push forward, but it does nothing to change the ability of same-sex couples in thirty-seven states to enter into a locally granted and recognized union.

We are at a very interesting time in this fight, one where celebration is understandable, necessary, and fantastic. But this eagerness to raise a glass mustn't come at the expense of the work that still needs to be done.

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