As a Hispanic, LGBT female, holding my wife’s hand as we waited in line to vote for a presidential candidate we believe in, and one who happens to be female, was a moment and a right that I do not take for granted at all.
I was able to legally marry the woman of my dreams because of the last president I voted for, and I look forward to the progress we will make as a country in the next four years.
Regardless of who wins, I will accept the outcome respectfully and continue to vote in local elections, so we can have more qualified individuals move up through the political system to serve the people of this great nation, protect our rights and continue to fight for the rights of those that still need and deserve them.
Democracy is an ongoing, evolving process that only works if we guide it as a collective group of respectful, informed citizens. It is our strength in diversity and passion for a better future that makes us uniquely qualified to succeed in trying times such as these.
Regardless of the color, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual or political orientation of the person in line with you at the polls today, let us celebrate each other for choosing to make our voices heard through our votes.
America is great because its people are great. Let us show the world why we are the greatest country in the world by being kind to each other as we elect our future leader.