Although it’s nothing new, I still find myself in a state of shock, shaking my head in disbelief, that we are continuing to deny people basic civil rights. I’m outraged, disgusted, embarrassed and heartbroken that we battle each other over whether or not two people who love each other and want to commit to each other should be allowed to or not.
I, without a doubt, support gay marriage. I support people who dedicate themselves to each other. I support believing in each other and committing to love someone for the rest of your life. I’ve been honored to preside over the weddings of gay couples who happiness was contagious and beautiful.
I just wanted to remind all those lovers out there, straight or gay, that you shouldn’t have to prove anything to anyone, and I’m sorry that not everyone feels that way. This shouldn’t be a complicated issue, because really, it’s simple. And simple is beautiful.
Keep loving Buffalo. Spread that love and let it wake up the world. And remember, if you want to share your love and joy, I’d be honored to make that happen for you.