This article was published on October 3rd, 2012
It was a long, hard battle, but in 2004, the gay and lesbian community in Canada celebrated as same-sex marriage became law across the nation. Eight years later, our cousins to the south in the United States of America are still fighting for their rights for same-sex marriage.
Over the past two years, there has been a slow and steady movement. New York and Washington States for instance voted and passed the marriage law, and Proposition 8 was over-turned due in part to the ever successful and growing NOH8 campaign.
Same sex marriage is a contentious issue for a few, but for most, it’s long over-due.
“I think the whole thing is ridiculous,” said Manila Luzon, one of the most adored contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race, as she voiced her feeling on the progress the United States has made on same-sex marriage the last few years. “Honestly, the issue of gay marriage will eventually resolve itself and is going to be just another equal rights movement we’ll read about in our history books.”
True, it is just a matter of time. Many people have been working long and hard to help secure the equal rights of all Americans.
“I have no doubt it’s going to happen just because it’s what’s right,” Manila continued. “Hopefully what I offer to the movement is by being a positive figure of the gay community.”
Thank you Manila for your stand for equal rights and same-sex marriage.