This PSA geared towards couples facing the challenges of disability was released on National Kissing Day. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
The fight for equality has a reinvigorated spark with The Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide in the US. Although the decision marks a monumental milestone in that fight, individuals with disabilities still seem to be left in its shadow.
However, a company known as Scope is working to bring the disabled out of the darkness. The UK-based organization released the PSA shown above, featuring men and women who have a disabled spouse. The video hit mainstream media just this week on July 6–National Kissing Day–a day which celebrates love in all forms and serves as a reminder of the human ability to show compassion–regardless of one’s race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
The video simply shows husbands and wives sharing quiet moments together, but subtly asks the questions, ‘Who do I love?’ and ‘How deeply can I love myself or someone else, despite their disability or my own?’ It not only comes at perhaps the most pivotal time in America’s history, but also marks a huge milestone of its own.
Scope is a disability-based company, serving as a voice for the disabled community across the pond. For them–or anyone else–to be this invested in doing social good reinforces the fight for equality. It shows the world that disability is indeed a social justice issue, and why it needs to be treated as such. If anything, this proves equality isn’t just some radical idea that’s been forgotten in the pages of history. We may have different reasons as to why we fight for it, but it’s a shared battle.
Above all else, this proves that love is love, no matter how one chooses to show it or justify it.