Monday, July 13, 2009

The Equality US Flag

I saw this post on Joe.My.God. Someone had the brilliant idea of creating a US flag that shows only the stars belonging to the states that actually respect the American ideal of equality for all its citizens.

Currently, same-sex marriage, which confers the same rights to gay couples that heterosexual couples enjoy, is only legal in 6 states (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire), therefore, rather than 50 stars, this flag only has the 6 that correspond to those states.

Hopefully, we won't lose any stars (Maine's equality law will likely face a people's veto referendum in the fall) and will soon be able to add a couple more ( ... New York ... New Jersey ... hello??).

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