To those who voted against equal rights for our gay neighbors:

Those who seek to deny human and civil rights to individuals consistently come out on the wrong side of history. One has only to look at the past century to see the overwhelming evidence, as our female and black citizens fought for – and won – their civil rights. Your work against homosexuals will not stop the eventual realization of their rights. You will only hinder the progress.

When we look back on this period of our history, those who fought against gay rights will stand among the racists and the chauvinists. Those fighting for the rights of their gay neighbors will be joining the ranks of the suffragettes and civil rights leaders.

How do you want to be remembered?

Siobhan Beasley