With Prop 8 oral arguments heading to the U.S. Supreme Court and a possibility of overturning the same-sex marriage ban, Daniel decided to write a letter to chief Justice Roberts with the hope that he would see the similarities between their two families.
Daniel’s letter, is transcribed below. Or you may watch Daniel’s video letter to Chief Justice Roberts here.
I know you have a tough decision to make with the gay marriage issue, but my family is just as valuable and worthwhile as any other.
It’s especially tough for you because I know you don’t necessarily believe in gay marriage religiously. Lucky for us, though, you also don’t believe in taking away a right, even from people like us.
My family and I have spent the last four years making YouTube videos to show people who don’t understand that our family is like any other. If Prop 8 is allowed to stand, imagine the pain we would feel knowing that we are not considered equal to everyone else.
I guess to end this, it is important that all families are protected and valued. In our country we may not all be the same, but we are all Americans and deserve an equal chance at bettering our lives.
I hope you make the right decision in the end.