On January 6, 2015, Floridians were finally able to celebrate marriage equality. Today, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court gave its ruling. What a wonderful day for marriage equality is all 50 states! Congratulations to all of our friends in the LGBT community that are finally able to plan their “big day”! #LoveIsLove
This is yet another move towards the promise of a more perfect union. In 1967, in the ruling of Loving v. Virginia (the case in which the Supreme Court threw out laws banning interracial marriage), Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote, “Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival.”
Today, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
This is an important time for our County, our State, and our Country. As Democrats and citizens, we need to keep ourselves involved and informed with current issues. We must make sure that our liberties are protected and celebrate when justice prevails.
This, my friends, is what we fight for as Democrats. We fight for “liberty and justice for ALL.” Today, we moved one step closer to that American promise.
On this site, you will find many opportunities for involvement.
Check out the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) page for information on the official activities of the party, including position statements on local and State issues, events to enable us to fund Democratic candidates for office, precinct leadership and organization.
The Collier County Democratic Club (CCDC) provides a social setting to meet fellow Democrats. Our monthly meetings focus on issues important to local Democrats, including such topics as health insurance reform, fair election districts, pollution reduction in Collier County, etc. ALL are welcome to our meetings, so please join us!
Find out what the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) is doing! The monthly meetings have timely, up-to-date speakers or presentations that are of great concern to all women. (Men are always welcome, as members, too!) The food is always delicious!!!!
We will have separate pages for our many Special Interest Groups soon!!
Explore the website, there are involvement opportunities galore! And if you don’t find what you want, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to meet your needs.