What did I do today? Rallied for marriage equality!
Today Anna and I went down to Des Moines to join One Iowa in a rally in support of marriage equality. At 2PM the National Organization for Marriage held an anti-gay rally on the steps of our statehouse. Which to me is a bit rude, since it’s MY statehouse, not theirs. Eighty-some people showed up in support of writing hate into the Iowa constitution.
An hour later and two miles down the road, just shy of three hundred of us had a party celebrating how awesome it is to have equality and reminding us to protect it. At our rally the governor’s wife spoke as well as the Speaker of the Iowa House. We had balloons, disco music, and lotsa lotsa love.
Anna and I also got interviewed by the Courage Campaign as they chronicle NOM’s hate tour across the United States. They also put a picture of us on the blog, so we’re feeling very celebrity tonight. Though it cannot be clarified enough: the lovely man beside me is not my husband Dan. This is the fantastic and wonderful (and gay) Kyl, and he is AVAILABLE. Act now, guys.
Someone in the comment section of the CC site posted a link to this political cartoon, which really, I think sums up what NOM is trying to do very well. But they aren’t going to succeed in Iowa.