21 May 2012


In light of North Carolina's recent travesty where the citizenry allegedly voted to deny rights, which should be inalienable unless we're living in times reminiscent of Hitler's Europe, I thought finally posting this thought -- which has been languishing in "draft" mode for quite some time -- may be appropriate now more than ever.

Imagine that you and your family has just boarded a ship for what promises to be a vacation of a lifetime. Imagine, then, that while your partner, a happy, healthy 39-year-old, is snapping photos of your children that he/she collapses on the deck.

The sad story.

I don't understand why the ignorant cannot use sound logic or good judgment. Clearly, the victim(s) here provided every legal proof of their relationship with the patient. Yet, the hospital workers didn't respect those contracts. And, now, the victim is living with the guilt of letting her partner down in her last moments on this Earth.

Support gay rights. After all, they are your rights, too, lest we forget:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

-- Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller
1892 – 1984

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