Love and Marriage – Seattle style

I was recently asked on our Of The Earth Facebook page if we would have a problem working with a couple from the LGBT community.  For those of you who don’t know that stands for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender.

Here is her question:

I want to share your page because I think this is pretty awesome but I need to know if you have a problem with doing invites for LGBT before I do. I would have in boxed but I couldn’t. So you can delete this and inbox me. (I’m not starting trouble, just don’t want to promote to my friends who are in the LGBT community if you don’t offer them services). Thanks.

And my reply:

Of The Earth Myssi – The best part about working in the wedding industry is being in constant contact with people who are head over heels in love with each other. It doesn’t matter who they are, how old or young, how fit or flabby, their skin color, political party or gender – we love being a part of folks getting married! The more people we touch with our earth friendly wedding dogma, the better!
I wanted to share this with you here as I have struggled over the years with sharing personal views in a  business setting as it is always important to find new customers and I don’t want to alienate anyone just because we don’t agree on everything.  The time for that timid behavior is over.
 In Washington state people from the LGBT community were finally given the right to marriage equality in December.  This long overdue passing of law should help us as a country continue to recognize how much alike we all are.  In subtle ways the differences between all people should continue this slide into acceptance of one another.  We all struggle in life with real challenges.  Having additional barriers in our way put up by small minded people needs to stop and I am happy to witness that change happening.
As another Valentine’s Day passes I am again reminded that like with the rest of the holidays we celebrate in this country we should not stop celebrating mothers, or fathers, love, the birth of this great country or the veterans that have fought and died defending it just because their respective holiday has passed.  Each day we should celebrate the people in our lives with kindness and love.  Be grateful that you have another day to live and breathe.  Hold doors open for people, smile when you make eye contact with a stranger, tell the people close to you how important they are.  Too soon it is all over and your chance to say the things you wanted to say has passed.
Do it now.  Celebrate every day.  Love universally.
Okay, back to work.

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