Here are a couple of short videos I took last week of the grounds here around Casa Tipton-Kelly (our home) here in Sussex County, Delaware. Even though all five of our state legislators voted against marriage equality for same sex couples, we gay folk here in Sussex County live in perhaps one of the most open minded and accepting communities in the United States. Even though Sussex County Delaware had the fourth largest gay population of couples, we can now get married in spite of all five of our state legislators who continue to myopically vote against us for full equality.
I meant for this blog posting to be all light and airy to offset my mean-spirited previous blog posting about why I don't watch "American Idol" anymore, but I just drifted into bringing to everyone's attention that the battle isn't totally won. Hopefully the day will come when our local politicians recognize and affirm that they represent ALL of their constituents, including the LGBT community.
Last week I wrote a letter to our local newspaper bringing to everyone's attention that both of my elected representatives at the Delaware State legislature didn't even have the common courtesy to answer or even acknowledge two hand written letters that I sent to them asking for their support of the Marriage Equality bill in Delaware. I don't have a big problem with them disagreeing with me (actually I do) but at least they could acknowledge my letters. To not do so only confirms my concern that they still view me as "less than." I even invited both of them to our upcoming wedding. We need two witnesses. This is their opportunity to redeem themselves. Think they will take the offer?