Monday, November 10, 2003 - Apache Junction, Arizona, USA
The legality of gay marriage is a hot issue right now. Why? I have no idea. I've never been a huge part of the gay community. I'm not an activist. I really have a hard time understanding why this is such a freakin' concern to our state and federal governments.
I don't care if your mind is so feeble that you can't bring yourself to refer to the union of 2 men or 2 women as marriage, call it whatever you wish. But the fact is, if 2 men or 2 women love each other enough to make the same commitment to one another as a man and a woman, they deserve the same legal recognition by our government and employers as a straight couple. It's as simple as that. Not difficult, hey?
Do they think there is some difference between the love of two gay people for each other and 2 heterosexual people? Yes, gays have sex. So do straights. Yes, gays kiss and snuggle in public. So do straights. We giggle together, we dance together we cook and raise families together, just like you do. Is our love for each other really that different?
And don't give me BS about saving the "sanctity" of marriage. How sanctified was Clinton's marriage? I'm not downing Bill, I'm making a point. Gays divorce at about the same rate as heteros. People are still people. They find it hard to keep commitments. True for heteros, true for gays. But I know many gay couples that are just as committed to each other as their hetero counterparts. This is NOT a reason to deny us legal rights as a married couple.
So lets start using our heads out there. Denying gays their legal right to marry is just an act of bigotry. It's discrimination at its worst. It's immoral, it's unethical, it's plain stupid to continue doing this to citizens of our country. It promotes homophobia and gay bashing. So stop it. Okay?! Give gays the legal right to marry.
©2003 Marcia Ellen "Happy" Beevre
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