Denying marriage equality is unconstitutional

In 42 years of life together, my partner and I have never been held as equal, never had legal security, have never been able to file joint taxes and are denied nearly 1,400 financial and social benefits of marriage.

At the end of life, we have no guarantees we will be able to take care of the one we love without the state or long-lost relatives taking everything we have built together.

We are currently the target of a religious ad. We are only second-class citizens.

To deny marriage equality now will continue to make us second class. It is not fair. It is not just. The Supreme Court has said at least 19 times that to treat any minority group as not equal is unconstitutional.

Please call or email the Legislature asking lawmakers to pass marriage equality now.

Gerald Ashton Westerberg