Monday, April 09, 2007
I'm working this evening but am watching the live streaming video of the testimony for and against the bills aimed at protecting gay and lesbian Oregonians in the workplace, and partnerships. I know it's going to be a tough evening, I blogged about the testimony in the Senate last time. While friends and colleagues are there in person, I'm so proud of them for doing so, but I couldn't bring myself to face up against those who revile me. I've done it before. And I'll fight the fight in lots of ways, but these testimonies are hard. Thank you to all of the blue shirts there tonight testifying for our rights, and for my rights. And if you have the access, watch the testimony and hear people's stories of being evicted from their homes for being gay, denied a hotel room, and not having their relationships respected in times of medical decisions or death. And to think it's 2007.