One thing that always infuriates me in the argument about marriage equality is how the opposition is always trying to frame the issue while doing all they can to keep us from getting a word in edgewise.

It's not an inadvertent tactic. As long as folks like Maggie Gallagher, Brian Brown and the National Organization for Marriage can boggart the conversation, the more difficult it is for us to tell our stories.

That's why the above video is so important. Minnesota couple David and Mark talks what family means to them as well as their 28 year relationships.

And their words are reality rather than the stupid hypotheticals the opposition tries to shove down our throats.

Also, from my online buddy Mat Algren:

Philip and Randi Reitan have joined their activist son  Jacob in a video for the media campaign against the state’s proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment.

One thing is clear, Minnesotans are “in it to win it” against NOM and the forces of homophobia.

The videos are a part of a campaign by the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party to show that families and love comes in all forms.

And frankly, I think that they have done an excellent job.

Those interested in helping with this fight should also go to the Minnesotans United for All Families site.

Alvin McEwen

Alvin McEwen