#1 - I door knocked with Minnesotans United for All Families again today. A woman who said strongly she would vote, "Yes!" (meaning wanting our constitution to state that marriage is only between one man and one woman) was willing to talk to me about it. After listening to her I said I just wanted to tell her quick why I was out there. I didn't want people to feel they needed to move to another state or country to be accepted for who they are.
"Oh of course not!" She agreed.
It began with a yes vote, but ended in an opening.
#2 - In the office they had a list of the 10 countries where same sex marriage is legal. Do you want to guess what those countries might be? (I will post them at the end of the blog post in case. Give it a try.)
#3 - The man I practiced our script with (in his 20's) who said he was door knocking because his Dad came out when he was in 5th grade and he wants his Dad to be able to get married.
#4 - Taking the bus that got me there 15 minutes late instead of 30 minutes early, I felt a little guilty doing it, but it prevented my morning from feeling rushed and worked out just fine.
#5 - There was an Onion article about my favorite mayor, Cory Booker of Newark, rescuing his neighbor from a fire. I looked it up and yep, it's true.
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden