Rocked this in 6” studded heels tonight.
Feelin’ lakey at Lake Powell.
WE’RE GETTING MARRIED. @satintashnizi
New haircut, new glasses.
2:30 AM and still going strong. :]
What I wore for my presentation on Paris Fashion Week. :]
Marriage Equality Now:
A Night of Rallying and Protest at the Utah State Capitol.
Tonight at the Utah State Capitol Building, opponents of gay marriage held an event called “A Celebration of Marriage.” In response, members and allies of the LGBTQ* Community gathered together under the motto, “Marriage Equality Now.”
It was an awesome thing to be a part of. While the “Celebration of Marriage” people were parading their kids around, having them talk about how they need “both a mom and a dad,” the advocates of marriage equality created a “wall of silence” (or what was intended to be a wall of silence) around the event, holding posters, sporting red, and promoting marriage equality.
Advocates of “traditional marriage” were talking about how Jesus created man and woman to fall in love with each other. Advocates of marriage equality supported the idea that love is love.
I honestly couldn’t believe some of the arguments that the “traditional marriage” people were making. I felt so bad for some of them, that they were so bigoted and set in their ways. I try to understand where they’re coming from, but the fact that they could sit there, look me in the face, and tell me that I don’t deserve the same rights as them…that’s messed up. It hurts? But it doesn’t matter, because I had so many people around me supporting what I believe and am a part of.
I honestly felt so much support today. Whether it was from strangers that I met at the rally, friends I have on facebook, or just the occasional text, people were aware of what was going on with the Supreme Court today, and from some of the most random places I had people tell me that they support me, they love me, and they are proud of me. It was really encouraging.
As a whole, the world has changed so much in the past four years. I remember right after Proposition 8 was passed - I was terrified to even say I supported marriage equality. Now I’m not only openly supporting it - I am fighting for it, as well.
I have so many emotions going on right now, I can’t even explain it. Today was amazing. I felt so encouraged, uplifted, and like progress has been made. I hope that the Supreme Court makes the right decision concerning Prop 8 and these cases, and I hope that *one day* Utah will be completely caught up to speed, and that people will recognize that my love is, in fact, the same love as everyone else’s.
So. That’s that.
What a day.
At the rally for Marriage Equality at the Utah State Capitol building