My own lived experiences have demonstrated how standing up against power for fairness and justice, does work. Lambda Legal and Legal Voices were my attorney advocates against the military. I was reinstated in the military as justice prevailed.
We lobbied for repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and though it took 17 years, justice prevailed and the ban against gay service members was repealed.
Further fairness in these United States mandated same and equal treatment for homosexual couples committed as partners. Gradual change from domestic partnership registration and ultimately full marriage equality began in 2012.
Seeing injustice or unfair treatment of individuals as a result of any characteristic or belief system requires social action by the majority to protect the minority.
Today we are confronted with ongoing challenges to injustice. We must act by our voices, resources and political action to truly work to liberty and justice for all.
2 May 18