I would like to thank everyone who participated in yesterday's rallies for marriage equality across the nation. The protests were a top news story all over the Internet and on many television stations. It could not be dismissed or ignored. My partner and I were not able to make it to the rally here in Phoenix because of a prior commitment, but we appreciate that those that did and realize the importance of their efforts.
While reading about the Phoenix event on a local news station's website, I saw someone comment that the crowd of about 2,000 was not very large in comparison to the area's overall population. The commenter deduced that the Phoenix-area LGBT community must be a very small minority. He implied that somehow the size of the crowd was important to our quest for equality.
My response to that person is this: As long as there even one person that must protest or petition the government for their rights, it is of importance. We should all be equal in the eyes of the law. If even one person's rights are trampled on, justice has been subverted and none of us are free.
This is one case where size truly does not matter.