Jason Mraz updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Tuesday (March 16), offering his opinion on gay marriage and advice for fans who agree with him on how they can start conversations with people about the topic. The singer songwriter tells readers:
The passage of Prop 8 put the security and freedoms of all Californians at risk by taking away fundamental rights from a minority. Continuing to raise awareness and sparking conversations about the issue is crucial as we move forward to experience Equality For All. You can help change hearts and minds by simply starting a conversation with your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Here are 10 ways to start conversations about the freedom to marry:
1. Think about it—what if you were told that you couldn’t marry the person you loved? How would that make you feel, or change your relationship, your future plans and your life? Worse yet, what if you got married, and someone tried to take it away?
2. Two people in a committed, trusting and loving relationship deserve the dignity and support that come with marriage.
3. People can have different beliefs and still treat everyone fairly. That’s why our constitution exists to protect everyone equally, including minorities.