Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
As you might know by now, I love old-fashioned letters. And the queen of old fashioned letters has got to be Dear Abby.
The syndicated advice columnist told the Associated Press late last week “I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless ’em. That is the highest form of commitment, for heaven’s sake.”
Just last year she consoled a letter-writer whose brother refused to recognize his marriage, saying that “Accepting the status quo is not always the best thing to do…. Women were once considered chattel, and slavery was regarded as sanctioned in the Bible. However, western society grew to recognize that neither was just. Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain have recognized gay marriage, and one day, perhaps, our country will, too.”
I wish you would bless us, by signing AB 43 and putting your support behind those who love – like dear Abby – instead of those who hate.