King_75“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”—-Martin Luther King Jr.

“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”—Bayard Rustin

Our lives matter and as we commemorate the life of such a heroic man, we should remember what Dr. King stood for.  He believed in fighting injustice and dedicated his life to the non-violent pursuit of equality for all people regardless of skin color.
Equality for all, regardless of skin color is not enough today.  We are still in pursuit of our basic human rights as same-gender loving people and until we have access to our full rights, we can’t afford to be silent about this matter.

So while I am taking the time to remember a man that worked so hard to make my life better, I am also choosing to follow Dr. King’s lead and not be silent on things that matter, which includes the right to marry the woman that I love and the right for you to marry the person that you love regardless of their sex.

The struggle continues.

Happy King Day!