They have received dozens of supportive messages on their Facebook site. In gratitude, Jiminez wrote:
The support from around the world has been amazing. Everyone who cares about Marriage Equality should be Outraged! And we are asking that everyone post and share this open invitation to Free Major and Beau with all of their friends. We are aware that everyone does not live in the State of Texas. However, we do know that by people voicing their support by saying that they will be attending in person or in thought and spirit it will send a message. So please consider sharing this with your Facebook friends, ask them to share, and post it everywhere on the internet that you can think of.
This is not just about the two of us…. it is about ALL of us who are tired, like Rosa Parks was, and are finally saying NO! We will no longer just walk away from your unjust and unequal treatment of us just because we are Gay.
Jiminez and Chandler are just two people in love who want to commit to each other in the same way heterosexual couples do. Signing the petition below is one way to stand in solidarity with them. So is sending messages on Facebook, showing up in court, and contacting lawmakers for jurisdictions ranging from the municipal to the federal.
The American people have moved forward in their understanding of the social justice issues at stake. Now it is time for policy makers to do the same.
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