Take a few moments to read this letter to the editor from Gloria and Linda Bailey-Davies, former plaintiffs in the 2004 Goodridge case that legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts.
This fall we will celebrate 13 years since Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released the court’s historic decision that made Massachusetts the first state in the country to allow same-gender couples to marry. In June 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States ordered that marriage for gays and lesbians must be legal in all 50 states.
We were one of the seven plaintiff couples who stood up for equality and justice by suing for the right to marry. Now we need a leader from the next generation to step up and carry on the continuing fight for equality and justice. Julian Cyr is a passionate, courageous man who is that leader. He will fight for equality, but also has specific and thoughtful plans to address our biggest challenges here on our beloved Cape Cod: opioid and drug abuse, affordability for seniors and young families, water quality, climate change and the challenges of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.
We know Cyr has what it takes to win and hope others will join us in voting for him for state Senate in the Democratic primary on Sept. 8.
Linda and Gloria Bailey-Davies