With the downright-tragic passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, this story of a tragic gay romance is going viral. It tells the story of Shane Bitney Crone (the filmmaker) and Tom Bridegroom, a gay couple torn apart at the seams by Tom’s homophobic family, the lack of marriage laws and the nagging insecurities that bite at all LGBT people.
We won’t give away the ending, but damn is it a tearjerker. If this doesn’t shake you to agitate for marriage equality—and the rights for gay couples to be considered by the government as more than “mere roommates,” as Shane puts it, in both life and death—we really don’t know what will.
The least you can do is to pass Shane’s video and hashtag on, and to make this go as viral as possible. Do it! #EqualLoveEqualRights.