Today, breaking news occurred in New York in the march for equality.
New York Republican State Senator James Alesi said that he would support marriage equality. This is coming from a state senator who, last time this measure came around, voted against equality for all.
Read the full story here at Towerload: http://www.towleroad.com/2011/06/vote-gap-closes-in-ny-as-gop-state-senator-alesi-announces-support-for-marriage-equality.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=towleroad+page
The measure is a meager two votes shy from passing.
As more republicans become aware and react to the shifting mood in many Americans regarding marriage equality, one wonders what the effects will be for those in Alaska?
One victory, even though it may be thousands of miles away, is a victory for all GLBT Americans.
So as we continue to Step Up, Step Out in preparation for Alaska Pride Fest, lets remember that we still have a ways to go before we, as GLBT Alaskans, are equal to all other Alaskans.
But the same fight is occuring all over the nation, and any victory should give us hope.