On Monday, February 13th, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoir is scheduled to sign into law the Marriage Equality Bill, making Washington the seventh state in the United States to not discriminate between same-sex and hetero-sexual couples. As imagined, there is loud commentary on both sides of this issue. But in the background can be heard the soft steps of a group of individuals marching from Vancouver to Olympia in celebration of Marriage Equality.
On Saturday, my family took part in this march. Littlest, at 5 years of age, was the youngest marcher. I believe his grandfather, at much more than 5 years of age, was the oldest. It doesn’t really matter how old the marchers are, for anyone of any age can be an activist for positive change. And in the case of the Love for All: An Interfaith March for Marriage Equality, the marchers are activists for justice and equality for all persons to marry, regardless of gender.