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Dan Savage has a moving piece up on the Stranger blog, called SLOG, that makes a very good point.  As much progress as the LGBT community has made over the last few years, and especially on Tuesday, we could not have done this on our own.  We are a small minority, somewhere between 3-6% or possibly as much as 10%.  We do not have the sheer numbers needed to make progress in elections on our own.  And while we can have legitimate discussions about whether rights should be subject to popular votes (they shouldn't), I would much rather win those elections if they happen.

And you know what?  We couldn't have won any of those marriage equality races in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, or mWashington (don't want to break the alliterative quadfecta, so adding a big wet kiss to my home state of Washington.. mwhahh!) without our straight allies.  We need them and we love them, and they have returned our love at the ballot box.  

There are some fabulous weddings in their early stages of being planned, and now that so many of you know your gay friends and neighbors, here is hoping that you have the pleasure of attending.

So thank you so much, straight allies.  My soon to be husband (of 23 years) appreciate your support.  

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

And for those who would like to read Dan's post it is here.

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