Our annual Gala is upon us! I cannot wait to see all of you this Friday at the Bently Reserve!!! Just in case you have not bought your tickets, you can do so here!
As we reflect on another amazing year of advancing the rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters nationwide, let us look at the most recent opinion overturning Virginia*s legislated prohibition on same-sex marriage:
|Photo by Trish Tunney Photography
*Gay and lesbian individuals share the same capacity as heterosexual individuals to form, preserve and celebrate loving, intimate and lasting relationships. Such relationships are created through the exercise of sacred, personal choices--choices, like the choices made by every other citizen, that must be free from unwarranted government interference.* Bostic v. Rainey, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19080 (E.D. Va. Feb. 14, 2014).
While we hold these truths to be self-evident, we must remember that the fight against LGBT discrimination is far from over. More importantly, it cannot be fought alone. At the Gala this year, look around the room of 600+ attendees. It is because of these generous, wonderful, thoughtful, creative people that BALIF is able to advance this fight.
BALIF Board Outreach Committee Chair