On Friday, the Post Bulletin published a letter from school teacher Chrissie McKinnon of Rochester. In the letter, McKinnon shares that she plans to vote no on the mean-spirited marriage amendment this November.
She goes on to talk about how her decision will impact LGBT youth:
By voting no, I will let LGBT youths know that there are people ready and willing to stand up for them. By voting no, I will help spread the message that love belongs to everyone and that I understand marriage provides all of my students with security and stronger families.
Gay youths are carefully watching this issue, and they will remember what we, as Minnesotans, will say about their worth with the outcome of this election.
Last week, I blogged about another letter written by Bemidji school teacher, Marie Blumhardt. In that post, I shared that it gives me hope to have folks like Blumhardt educating the leaders of the future. This week, I add another teacher to the list that gives me hope. Thank you, Ms. McKinnon, for speaking out for love.