The Pioneer Press published a powerful letter from Dan Johnson-Powers last week. The letter is well-written and is very moving. My favorite part:
As trite as it might sound, I dream of the day when I meet the right guy, fall in love, get married, buy a house with a fenced backyard, have a dog that my kids throw the ball for, join the PTO, you get the idea. But this amendment, I just don’t get. I don’t get how my dream is a threat to anyone else’s. I can’t fathom how someone could deny others the same happiness they enjoy. I don’t want to vote on the lives of others, I just want to raise a family of my own.
Johnson-Powers, of Roseville, concludes his letter with:
When I hear the bell ring, I run in no matter what, no matter who you are. If I’m willing to risk my life to save yours, if a grouchy old fire chief can find it in his heart to ensure all of his firefighters are treated the same, then I have to believe that Minnesota can also vote no this fall, and protect my freedom to marry.
Jump over to the Pioneer Press page. I promise you, it’s worth the read in its entirety.