The only way we can gain Marriage Equality for ALL is to start having one-on-one conversations about it.
Come Out of the Closet
You don't have to be gay to be out: starting telling your friends, neighbors, co-workers and anyone who will listen that you support Same-Sex marriage.
Making it Personal
When talking about Marriage Equality you need to share a piece of yourself.
The Story of self is the reason behind why you support Same-Sex marriage. Telling your Story of Self is the means we use to connect with people. It's these connections that will enable us to change minds and open hearts about Same-Sex marriage.
My Story of Self
When I was younger some of my girlfriends would talk about how they couldn't wait until Prince Charming came knocking on their door and ask them to marry them. I just sat back and listened.
As I got older someone would announce they were engaged and were getting married. I never really cared about the wedding details BUT I was always interested in hearing about the proposal. A friend of mine told me that her boyfriend took her to a Dodger game and handed her a box of crackerjacks. When she opened the box there was a diamond engagement ring inside. I thought that was the coolest thing ever.
When I came out as a lesbian I realized I wanted to be the Prince Charming, that I wanted to be the one who proposes.
So when I realized Shannon was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with I started saving my money to buy her an engagement ring.
After months and months of saving I finally bought the ring...now it was time for the proposal!
It was around Easter so on Easter morning I woke up early and put the ring in Shannon's Easter basket.
When we woke up I immediately said to her, "hurry up let's go see what the Easter bunny brought us!"
She humored me. She picked up the box I placed in her basket and she said, "what's in here?"
As she opened the box and saw the ring, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me.
She said yes!
The reason why I am fighting so hard for Marriage Equality is because everyone should be able to propose to the person they love.
Think about how Marriage Equality personally affects you. It is because you want be able to see your child get married? It is because you want to marry the person you love? It is because your best friend has been in a long, committed relationship and deserves the right to marry.
Whatever your reason is...starting talking about!