There are things that happen in our society that I hope will change.
I hope they will more than change.
I hope that one day, when our kids, or maybe it will have to be our grandchildren… when they go to school they will read about this time in the history books and not believe life was ever this way.
That laws dictated whom you could marry.
That anyone would give a second glance to a couple in love.
And that the government would decide to take apart a family, because someone decided their commitment to each other was not one to be honored.
My sweet friend who blogs at Our Simple Lives is in the middle of this horror story right now.
His partner, whom he has been with for 22 years, whom he has adopted four children with, is facing deportation. His visa has expired and their Californian marriage is not enough to keep him in the United States.
Can you imagine?
CNN covered their story over the weekend and I have a favor to ask…
now that you have watched this news clip and fallen in love with their family, just as I have, take a moment to write or call on their behalf:Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. 393 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-6324 Toll Free: (866) 802-2833 Fax: (202) 228-0604 On twitter @senbobcasey Link to Senator Casey’s contact form Secretary Janet Napolitano Department of Homeland Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 202-282-8000
Maybe one day our kids will be learning about Mark and Fred in their history books as being the men who changed laws that never should have been.
And we can say we knew them when and took five minutes to help them with their fight.
I hope so.
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