Will you marry me?
Those four words can begin a new life with someone. But for some, those words wonâ€™t be answered with a yes, and not because they choose not to, but because the government says they canâ€™t.
The Freedom to Marry Day Committee, a group organized to end discrimination against members of the local GLBT communities, hopes to reverse this decision by hosting the 11th Annual Freedom to Marry Day Saturday along with Lamba Community Center, Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays Fort Collins and the Center for Justice, Peace and the Environment.
Freedom to Marry Day is a rally where attendants can show their support for marriage and diverse families regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
So why should you participate in this rally?
Think about this: Would you like to be able to marry the person you love?
If the answer is yes, then support the GLBT community in fighting to be able to say yes to this question.
By not being able to marry, GLBT members are not granted more than 1,138 rights that pertain to civil marriage, according to a press release from the Lambda Community Center. Some of these include:
- automatic inheritance,
- child custody,
- medical decisions on behalf of spouse,
- work leave to care for a sick partner, and
- crime victim recovery benefits.
Help reverse this discrimination and show support by marching for marriage and GLBT equality Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Old Town Square.