This week, as a new Gallup poll shows half of Americans now support same-sex marriage, a self-described shy young man in Los Angeles has released a heartbreaking video on YouTube, telling the beautiful — but ultimately tragic — story of his relationship with his boyfriend of nearly six years.
In the video called “It Could Happen To You,” 26-year-old Shane Bitney Crone shares his story of finding love, only to lose it when his partner Tom died in a senseless accident last year shortly after his 29th birthday.
As horrible as his loss was, Shane says he wasn’t prepared for what would happen next. In only one day after posting the video, it’s spreading like wildfire on the web, and has already racked up tens of thousands of views, and if you have 10 minutes to watch it, you’ll see why.
Shane has also set up a Facebook page called EqualLoveEqualRights and invites you to join him in his quest for marriage equality.
I find it strange that people can marry their pets, or other strange things, but when two individuals of the same sex wish to marry…they can’t. Please share your thoughts.