Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I know that I normally don't post twice in one day, but today is a very special occasion. America is making history, and that deserves a post all of its own.
The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that marriage equality for all people should be a basic right in each of our fifty states! It's a historic day, and one that comes just four years and two days after New York State made marriage legal for all people. Eleven years have passed since the first state, Massachusetts, legalized gay marriage, and now all of these United States are making progress in a world where people should be seen for what kind of person they are, rather than their sexuality.
Love is Love. It doesn't matter if you're a man, woman, or even a unicorn, everyone should have the right to be with the one with whom they are in love. This is a historic day in our nation, one of which I am very proud. I chose to do my final for my government class in my senior year of high school on LGBTQ rights and equality. There were such a small amount of states that had legalized gay marriage at the time, and New York had not yet done so. The day that I was supposed to graduate high school (June 24, 2011), I was bummed out because the ceremony got pushed back a day due to rain, but my spirits were lifted so much when I saw the news and realized that New York had legalized gay marriage. The following year, my best friend came out to me, and even though I had already felt so strongly about marriage equality, I felt even more passionate about equal rights for all. Now here we are, four years later, and the Supreme Court has declared marriage for all people legal in all fifty states. I am so proud to be an American today.
After hitting 100 likes on my Facebook author page, I'm really excited about expanding my audience! I'm so thankful for all of the continual support! I'm still pushing toward my goal of 150 likes, and when I hit that mark, I'll share information about my first novel that I think you'll enjoy. So please don't forget to like the page if you haven't done so yet, and share it with your friends! Just click on the link, or click "like" and "share" on the top right of any blog page here!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.