I try to steer clear of politics on this site because it’s a blog about weddings and as many of you know, marriage SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL ISSUE. Unfortunately, it is a political issue and Washington state is putting marriage equality on the ballot this Fall (good thing) to be voted on by the people (bad thing IMO… civil liberties should just BE, not be voted on).
In light of this huge step for Washington and our country, I received the following submission from Ricki.
Susanna and I fell in love performing together in Provincetown, MA as our burlesque/drag personas, Kitten and Lou. We told everyone it was just a “showmance,” but just couldn’t stop seeing each other when we returned to Seattle! I asked Susanna to marry me this summer. She said yes, but is adamant that we wait until after the results of the November elections to make any wedding plans. If Referendum 74 passes, Washington will be the first state to instate marriage equality by popular vote. Instead of an engagement shoot, we decided to make a short video to encourage voters to choose yes on 74 — because marriage equality matters. And because I want to plan a wedding with the love of my life!
Clare also emailed to ask if she could borrow a photo from the blog for a post she was writing to encourage her friends and family to vote to approve marriage equality in Washington. After receiving Mandy and Aleyna‘s permission, this fantastic piece was the result.
Everyone everywhere please take the time to patiently and politely explain to those that will listen, why marriage equality matters.