As a mother, it is a wonderful gift to share in the love and joy of your child’s wedding day. The excitement, anticipation and happiness are overwhelming. I once believed I would never have the opportunity to be a part of such a special day with my daughter, Ellen.
But as I’m sure you’ve already heard, Ellen married the love of her life, my daughter-in-law, Portia de Rossi nearly one month ago. They had a stunning, intimate ceremony with family and close friends. Complete with beautiful decorations, their favorite roses, candlelit table and incredible cake. It was a magical evening.
Just like every parent who wants what’s best for their daughters and sons, I want Ellen and Portia to have all the happiness that comes with marriage, to care for each other, protect one another and be there for each other in times of greatest need.
Unfortunately, some people would like to take away my daughter’s right to marry the one she loves. And that, quite simply, is wrong.
So, I’ve made a gift to Equality California’s Wedding Registry in honor of Ellen and Portia to help defeat Proposition 8. This November’s ballot initiative would hurt so many loving couples and their families by taking away the right to marry from same-sex couples. Please join me by supporting the NO on 8 campaign.
Every parent should know that their daughters and sons have the choice to marry. And every mother should have the opportunity to be a part of their child’s wedding day. With your help, we can make that happen. Donate now to fight Prop 8.
P.S. Please remember to vote NO on Prop 8 on November 4 and ask your friends and family to do the same.
(Via – Rex Wockner)