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A moment to celebrate

Filed By Ed Team | May 17, 2005 1:23 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement

We've taken a beating lately, those of us who hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Andrew Sullivan provides us A MOMENT TO CELEBRATE:

"Today is the first anniversary of the full civil liberation of gay citizens in one state in the United States. I'm celebrating. I do not believe for a second that we are going to lose this battle, because I deeply believe in the truth and justice of the cause of equality, and I believe that, in America, that cause always wins in the end. Setbacks are inevitable. But the progress we have made is astonishing by any historical standard..."

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AUTHOR: Marla R. Stevens

DATE: 5/19/2005 01:14:49 AM

In an interesting coincidence, this follows on the heels of the Monticello Association annual meeting, at which domestic partners were accorded some of the things accorded to spouses, including being permitted to attend the closed business meetings and not to have to take up one of the two permitted guest slots in each significant other's guest list -- a rather substantial change made with relatively little opposition despite that it seemed for most of the year since it was first proposed that it might be stalled to death.