What’s Love Got To Do, Got To Do With It?

Well, I’m no Tina Turner, but it seems to me that love’s got EVERYTHING to do with it. Though if you’ve listened to the news for even five minutes this past week, I’m not sure you’d know that.

Politics, you might easily think, is what it’s all about.

Or Theology.

But LOVE? I haven’t heard much talk about that. And yet, man oh man (woman oh woman), it seems to me that unless we include the topic of love in this debate, we’re missing the whole point.

This is NOT about who will win the Presidential election in November.

This is NOT EVEN about religious beliefs. Yours or mine. One of the founding principles of this country is the separation of church and state. What that simply means is that the state cannot and should not form policy or law based on religious beliefs, thereby imposing religious views that are shared only by some of the people on all the people.

This is about LOVE. That elusive magic that happens between two people. That yearning that tells one person that the best (or worst) news is not real until it has been shared with that one special person. That perfect 20/20 vision that looks past wrinkles and bald spots and chin whiskers and sagging . . . well, anything really, and sees beauty. Love that demands no less than ’til death do us part.

And, this is about JUSTICE and whether or not the majority has the right to deny the minority the fundamental right to form legal, familial bonds.

Okay, so I’m not Tina Turner. Can’t sing like her and I sure don’t have her legs. But I do share her sentiment.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Only everything.

This fall Minnesota will face an important vote. If you are looking for a way to join others who are speaking out for LOVE, check out Minnesotans United for All Families.



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