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When I stumbled upon this story I couldn’t help but feel this young man’s pain. How can anyone treat someone with such utter disrespect. And all because he’s gay.

Shane loved Tom. And Tom loved Shane. It’s that simple. They made a life together in California,  Bought a home, shared a business. Adopted a dog. Traveled the world. They lived an honest, decent life. And did I say they loved each other? There is no denying the love these two men shared when you watch the video posted here and on the internet.

The laws in this country need to be fixed ASAP. We can’t let this keep happening. One time is too many.

No one chooses to be gay. You are either born heterosexual or homosexual. Its just that simple.

Telling your son you wished he told you sooner so he could have been fixed is just ignorance at it’s finest. He shouldn’t have to feel ashamed. But the parents who took everything from their son and the man he loved should be ashamed of themselves.

Tom died in a tragic accident. He didn’t have a will. Shane couldn’t even get the records from the hospital because they weren’t married in the eyes of the law.

And Tom’s parents who dis-owned him after he told them he was gay. Well they made Shane pay to have Tom’s body flown back to the town they lived in. And they threatened Shane’s life so that he couldn’t attend his life’s partners funeral.

I’m sure Tom’s parents took half the house, half the business from Shane. And I only hope this never happens to another couple again. But I’m sure it happens everyday in America. We need to change the laws.

This story was made into a documentary. It won awards at the Tribeca Film festival in 2013. I intend to go to Netflix and order it as soon as I’m done with this post.

Shane I’m so sorry for your loss.

I hope that those of you who’ve watched this story will share it with as many people as you can. Open your heart and put yourself in Shane’s position for just one minute.

The next time you walk into a voting booth and can vote on same sex marriage I hope you vote with your heart. Stop letting religion and what was written thousands of years ago decide what you know is right.

Thank you for reading this post.