Today’s letter – Tear down this last wall

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall. Apparently you can only keep people living with freedom apart from those without for so long.

Just like the Wall divided Westerners and Easterners in Germany, the wall restricting access to marriage divides heterosexual and same-sex couples in the United States. Like Berlin, they are neighbors; like Berlin, they are ‘equal’ but not the same.

People on one side have access to a time-tested and socially acceptable structure that everybody understands, while those on the other side are deprived the dignity of even making their own choices about commitment.

So, Governor, this barrier to freedom has to go; I wish you would say that you support the freedom to marry and tear down this last great wall.



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