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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Christopher Huebner
Submitted by j on Tue, 2011-05-10 13:40
by Christopher Huebner
I feel that all Iowans and Americans should have the right to marry because the law should not prevent me from being recognized legally as a loving couple. Just because I am a man that loves another man does not warrant me being treated as a second-class citizen.
If any group, church, or religion does not feel that I should be able to marry, they have a right to that opinion, and any church reserves the right to say no to me using them for a venue for a ceremony. They should not, though, have the right to prevent me from marrying legally a person of the same sex, simply because they do not approve. It’s the same as an atheist trying to prevent the practice of religion, simply because they don’t see it as the right way.
Even before I fully realized that I was gay, or before I came out, or before I became interested in politics, I always supported marriage equality and every form of equality. We are all human beings, and we all deserve the same rights and provisions.
If elected officials don’t stand up, every other group that stands up means nothing. We can have all the rallies, lobbies and debates that we want, but we need our elected officials to be the ones to listen and enact the changes needed to move us forward.
One Iowa Blue Crew volunteer Christopher Huebner wrote this piece for our January Lobby Day, where he also recorded the video below.