I have pledged to write a post for every State in the Union to embrace equality (see the series: Love Always Wins), which happened multiple times yesterday. I’m losing track, it’s happening so quickly now.
Before I found the right photograph for this morning’s post, it found me:
It was accompanied by this e-mail, from Josh Seidman, PhD (@jjseidman):
Subject: For your “Love Always Wins” Files…
I thought you’d like this picture of my wife and four kids campaigning for Marriage Equality in Maryland.
Can’t wait ‘til baby Julia is old enough to know about her first campaign of political activism was about the first civil rights issue of the 21st century.
It was 8-year-old RJ who came up with the idea of putting “scales of justice” on their homemade posters.
What a great day!
Hope all is well.
The woman in the picture, Jocelyn Guyer, who Josh is married to (and vice versa), is Co-Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for Children & Families – who has helped shape policies over the last 20 years that have led to many low-income kids & families getting access to health coverage.
I do like this picture. A lot.
It is a show of support for equality (which equals health, as the data shows) and it is a show of a support for me. The day after the 2008 election was difficult – I was in California, and there, we were not celebrating the presidential election, we were mourning the passage of Proposition 8. That happened to be the day I met ePatientDave (@ePatientDave) (see: Meeting ePatientDave for the very first time | Ted Eytan, MD), who was so sympathetic to the disappointment I and so many people across the country felt.
It’s now four years later, and people, neighbors, friends, and their families aren’t sending notes of sympathy, they are sending notes of support and stories of their courage, that causes love to be unbeatable. That’s why this is the best Love Always Wins photo today. Thanks, Josh, Jocelyn, and family.