One of those random causes recently has been White Knot for Equality in support of marriage equality. I have gay and lesbian friends who don't get to get married. Even though they are in longterm, committed, loving relationships. This saddens me. So I support White Knot for Equality. I support the Ban on Prop 8. When it was overturned by the courts in California, I was elated. I might have cried.
I wanted to find some way to tie (ha!) this into our wedding. I asked Matt about having a bowl of the white knot pins sitting on the table with our escort cards for people take one if they choose. Matt was kind of...concerned. And honestly, I'm not surprised. This subject is a touchy one. I've gotten into debates about it already with people (once at our Super Bowl party, nonetheless). Matt doesn't want to bring politics into our wedding day or increase the risk of some sort of awkward stand-off between guests. He doesn't want someone to feel cornered when they're approached and asked, "Why aren't you wearing a knot?" And I totally see his point.
But it's still important enough to me that I want to recognize and stand in some solidarity with my friends. So I will be pinning a small white knot somewhere on my dress.