Marriage Equality Makes It To Oregon At Last!

19 May

Oregon-United-for-MarriageMay 19, 2014 what a lovely, historic day for the state of Oregon and for the country. The Honorable Judge McShane made it clear that same sex couples should enjoy the privileges of marriage.  This is a time to rejoice and celebrate, for I believe that the liberation of LGBT people only contributes to the liberation of cisgender heterosexuals.  Here we have a decision that has a far reaching ripple effect. Marriage equality by design addresses issues of sexual orientation, race, class, privilege, power, and the intersections of all of these identities.

Well Done!  It looks like Robert and I need to get in line to get a marriage license.  Today we celebrate and tomorrow we pick up the torch to continue our dedication to expanding civil rights for all.

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31 Responses to “Marriage Equality Makes It To Oregon At Last!”

  1. Jennifer Carey May 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Michael I am so excited! Please let me know when you and Robert receive your marriage license so that we may celebrate the government finally recognizing the commitment that you both made long ago. This is well over due!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Jen, thank you for being such a strong ally! Save your money so you can come to our official ceremony!

  2. seaangel4444 May 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Wonderful news, Michael! Cher xo

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

      Thank you, Cher! Lots of happy joyful tears here!!! :)

      • seaangel4444 May 19, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

        Awh, bless! Yes, and rightfully so! Big hugs, Cher xo

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

        Cher, thank you! Thank you for your constant voice for social justice and for your solidarity!

      • seaangel4444 May 19, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

        Thank YOU, Michael, for bringing awareness to the forefront on issues that are so incredibly important to all of us!! I feel that (albeit in a small way) I try every day here in Chicago to bring my “Canadian” ideals to others; namely, equality, respect, fairness, and kindness. Last week I did a post about a blind friend of mine at a bus stop: http://wp.me/p4doQv-jT It is this kind of behavior that makes me KNOW we have lots more work to do, but I’m certainly willing to try and make changes! Cher xo

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

        Thank you, Cher! Nice to be in such good company!

      • seaangel4444 May 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

        Right back at you, Michael!! :)

  3. Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Way to go!!! There’s no stopping this wave!!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

      Dr. Rex, HURRAY!!!! Thank you for reblogging this wonderful news!! Huge hugs, Michael.

      • Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

        Will always reblog your posts!! Congrats!! So you are over in the West coast??

        Hugs …..

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

        Thank you, Dr. Rex! Yes, now the entire west coast has full marriage equality–from California up to British Columbia!

      • Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

        WooHoot!!! Yes …. now to the East coast.

        I’m thinking that Florida will be the last!! :-(

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

        I suspect Florida will have marriage equality long before Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

      • Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

        I sure hope so!!

  4. Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Michael …. Are you going for it! Congrats!! And healthy envy!! :-)

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      We sure are! We have been waiting for 15 years for this! :)

      • Dr. Rex May 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

        Oh, m’god!!! So happy for you!!! Go for it all the way!!

        Pics when it happens. I have right now this <> on my face. Happy for you!!

  5. Lori Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    That is wonderful news! ; )

  6. Jueseppi B. May 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

      Jueseppi, thank you for reblogging this and for standing in solidarity! Peace, Michael.

      • Jueseppi B. May 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

        My pleasure Michael. Namaste.

  7. Mavadelo May 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on The WordPress Blogatorium and commented:
    Reblogged to the Blogatorium. discover new blogs, make new friends, join our communities, have fun https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewordpressblogatorium/ (and for non facebook users https://plus.google.com/u/0/107780884163598533386 just started

  8. Mandy May 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Congratulations to you and Robert, Michael! I just watched the breaking news at noon, and saw the first official marriage take place! Awesome!!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

      Mandy, thank you! How wonderful that you got to see the first marriage take place. Hard not to hold back tears of joy!

      • Mandy May 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

        Oh I’m not holding them back, Lol! It’s wonderful!

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt May 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

        Quite right! We should embrace these wonderful tears! :)

  9. Central Oregon Coast NOW May 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

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