Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Iowa Lawmaker Publishes Book on Gay Marriage: "McCoy, You're Going Straight to Hell"

Here's a book I can't wait to get: "McCoy, You're Going Straight to Hell" by State Senator Matt McCoy of Des Moines, IA. It's co-written by Jim Ferguson and shares the personal stories and opinions that were sent to him about marriage equality -- both those who support gay marriage, as well as those who disagree:
The e-mails and letters are artifacts of a critical movement, since they bring to life stories of couples affected by the intolerance of laws that prevent them from legally expressing their love and commitment through marriage... Yet the correspondence also tells the stories of individuals who feel threatened by its legalization. Together, these stories put a face on the issue of marriage equality. Those struggling with their sexual orientation will be reminded they are not alone. The battle for equal rights, for marriage equality is not a done deal.
Senator McCoy is openly gay. He currently lives in Des Moines with his son.

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