Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Elizabeth Edwards lost her battle with breast cancer yesterday. She died at 10:15AM at home in Chapel Hill, NC.
She was, in my opinion, the better half of the Elizabeth and John Edwards union. An accomplished woman in her own right, Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer, activist and an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.
Speaking at a Human Rights Campaign event in San Francisco in 2007, she spoke out in support of same-sex marriage, against the ridiculous “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and in favor of a national hate crimes bill, citing Matthew Shepard. Many believe she was the first presidential-candidate’s wife to take these unabashedly liberal positions.
Thank you, Elizabeth for your support. Sail on and may you have a steady wind to guide you along the rest of your voyage.