Love is Love

27Mar13

I’m going to keep this short.

Love is Love. No matter who it is between, it means the same to me as it does to you. It holds the same importance in my life as it does yours. Why must we keep debating this?

You cannot tell me that legalizing gay marriage is going to hurt our country’s values. We have been destroying those for a long time, this could do nothing but help them.

So you believe marriage should be between one man and one woman because God made one man and one woman? He also made rapists, murders and thieves – should we be on board with them as well?

I would really like to know how someone else’s marriage is going to effect your personal life. How will legalizing gay marriage have any actual impact on your life? If you don’t want to marry someone of the same sex, then don’t do it. Plain and simple. But just because you won’t doesn’t mean others shouldn’t have that opportunity.

What makes heterosexual marriage any more valid than homosexual marriage? It is two people who deeply love each other and are committed to one another. How will this degrade the sanctity of marriage? Divorce and adultery already have that covered.

And if the argument is a child needs one mom and one dad, then what about all the single parents out there? They have been doing a pretty awesome job on their own without having a second parent to assist. And on top of that, there are a lot of deadbeat or abusive parents – are you going to tell me a child is better off with them just so they can have a mom and a dad?

Riddle me this – what if you were severely sick and in the hospital, who would you want by your side? Your significant other – the person you love the most. What if they couldn’t be there to hold your hand as you took your last dying breath because your marriage is not recognized and only “family” can be by your side? What horrible pain you and your significant other must be feeling.

Or on the flip side – what if your significant other passed away and everything was in their name, but you have no legal rights to any of it because you are not legally married? Your entire life is gone in the blink of an eye, all because your marriage wasn’t “real” in the eyes of the government. I’m sure as hell it was real to you.

We have seen this discrimination over and over again. When will we break the cycle? When will we realize the world is bigger than our individual lives, and what is best for one person isn’t necessarily best for another? But, we have to learn to accept and respect people for who they are, not beat them down for having different beliefs. Not too long ago, my relationship wasn’t legal. You can’t tell me that my relationship has hurt or demoralized anyone. Same principle, different time.

And can we leave God out of this? There is a reason there is supposed to be a separation between church and state. Your God is very different from my God, neither should dictate how this country should be run.

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