Driving home from work today I heard about the Gay Marriage debate going on with the Supreme Court and after getting home I heard plenty of arguing voices on Facebook and Twitter as well.
I think the more we talk about Gay Rights as a country the more the truth about it will begin to “come out” ( that’s a pun right there ). What is the truth of the matter? Well, everyone kind of finds their own truth a different way.
I think a lot of people look at “Gay Marriage” and think “Hmmm, that is a religious ceremony between a man and a woman,” Well, to most people its a legal union between two people. Religion, which did have something to do with every marriage a few hundred years ago, isn’t really applicable to someone who is agnostic, atheist, or otherwise. Plenty of people get married without “under the eyes of god” put in the vows. Wether a marriage is religious or not is up to how religious the people getting hitched are. Very christian couple,.. very christian wedding! Non-religious couple,.. Non religious legally binding union. Jewish people getting married,.. Mazel Tov!
I guess what I’m saying is things are changing. For better or worse is for other people to decide for themselves.
When I grew up in Pinckney I didn’t know anyone who was openly gay (despite the school bullies calling everyone “fags” or “gay”.) It was only when I started to travel more and meet new people that I really started meeting people who were openly gay. By meeting them any preconceived notion or stereotype of same sex couples was shattered.
One of the biggest issues I think people have a problem with is the idea of gay sex. While some people both straight and gay have free and rampant sex, I would like to think a lot of couples also have strong intimate relationships where sex is only one aspect of it.
How are we supposed to be the land of the free, when we restrict our own citizens from what relationships they choose to have with others? Where we restrict people from loving one another? Gay Marriage isn’t about ruining marriage,.. its about giving thousands of people the right to love one another without fear or intimidation. America was founded on respecting other’s rights – and the right to love is a pretty big one.