Friday, August 6, 2010

Soap Box

I know that this is a controversial topic, I've decided that I just don't care. I also know that both sides are so entrenched in their opinion that there's really not going to be a winner. But I do think that people need to remember to be respectful.

The other night I was watching the news while putting Doug to sleep. They had two people on debating the over turn of California's gay marriage ban. The pro side was saying that it was a civil rights issue and the con side was basically arguing that it would lead to the destruction on families and ultimately to the destruction of our society. I had to turn off the tv, place Doug in his crib, and go downstairs to rant about it lest I woke Doug up.

I understand that not everyone agrees with gay marriage. I can respect that. I don't agree with it, but I can respect our differences. However, my biggest problem with the anti-gay marriage crowd is that many of them don't have a good solid reason to be against it. I think in some cases the reason may be fear; its different, people have no prior experience with it. Fear leads to hate and we all know where hate leads to.

So basically, if you don't agree with it, be nice. No one is making you have a gay marriage. I don't see why two people who love each other can't be protected under the law like Jeff and I can. I want everyone to be able to experience the same joy.

1 comment:

  1. hear hear! I think everyone should be forced to get "civil unions/domestic partnerships" and only churches should perform "marriages" - it's all semantics. "It's a sacrament!!!" vs "It's a violation of civil rights!!!" Unfortunately, both sides are correct.

    Divide and conquer, if you ask me. Church = marriage. Government = civil union/some other term.

    This way people like old ladies who depend on each other (Golden Girls for instance) could apply for domestic partnerships so that they'd be able to take care of their friends when they die. Simple, yes? :)