Making a difference for Khalil
Keith with his wife and son Khalil
As told by Keith Edwards:
As a father, I want all my children to have the freedom to fall in love and marry the person they are committed to. I want them to be able to do that in the state that they grew up in. Four of my children are straight. They have that freedom to marry. But my youngest son, Khalil, is gay. He doesn’t have that freedom, and that’s not right.
As a person of faith, I believe in treating others as one would want to be treated. That’s why I believe all loving and committed couples should be able to marry.
Fortunately, momentum is on our side. Our country is on a journey of understanding, and as more and more people talk to their friends, neighbors and loved ones, they are realizing that marriage is something that matters to all families. Oregon is now the only state on the west coast that doesn’t have marriage for same-sex couples.
With Washington, California, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota all on board, we now have a total of 13 states that have the freedom to marry. Oregon can be next.
I enjoy talking to my friends and neighbors about why marriage matters because this issue is too important to ignore. All of us can make a difference in the lives of others. We can make a difference right now. Signing the petition and getting others to sign it is easy to do, and it brings us one step closer to victory. We are going to win this. We are going to win this together. It’s an honor to be part of it.
If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of loving, committed same-sex couples all over the state– click here to get started.