As we remember Elizabeth Edwards, it’s good to remember what a true advocate she was for equality:

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on a speech Elizabeth gave at the kickoff event for the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco in June 2007. While talking to a crowd at the Alice B. Toklas Pride Breakfast, Elizabeth explained her views and how they differed from her husband and presidential candidate John:

“I don’t know why somebody else’s marriage has anything to do with me,” Elizabeth said. “I’m completely comfortable with gay marriage.”


The explanation for Elizabeth’s stance was simple: She compared someone’s marriage to the color they painted their house — it was none of her business.

“It seems to me we’re making issues of things that honestly… don’t matter.”