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An Inside Perspective on Marriage Equality

In recent news, legislation surrounding marriage (in)equality has been a hot topic. (See: Washington state passes Marriage Equality Bill & a California federal appeals court overturns Prop 8. Obviously the west coast is the best coast!)

George Takei Wedding

Image via NJ

Still, while any forward progress should undoubtedly be celebrated, this is not the first mention of marriage as a pillar of civil rights. Last month, our northern neighbors also questioned the rights of gay marriages previously granted in Canada. In a personal blog post, Star Trek alum George Takei explained the turmoil from the perspective of someone who has been legally married only to have it challenged.

Despite the struggle, we can only hope that our neighboring states’ recent activity will ignite a spark in Oregon.


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