Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was born this way

Preface:  This is all my opinion and I'm allowed to share it thanks to the First Amendment.  Just as anyone who disagrees has the right to as well...because, you see, we're all equal.

Equality has nothing to do with religion.  As most of us know, most religions seem to think they're better than all the others, hence, not equal.  So why would it surprise you that most people supporting Prop 8 are siting religious scripture as the reason why marriage should only be between a man and a woman.  Now, I'm not trying to get into a religious argument here...I don't know enough about it to argue much...but what I'm trying to say is that we're trying to get LEGAL equality for the LGBT community, which has nothing to do with religion.
If you believe God only wants marriage between a man and a woman, that's fine.  But since when did God write the constitution?  We're not asking that a religion be forced to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples, we're asking that these couples be afforded the same legal rights to join in a union together as a straight couple has. 
I hate to break it to you but I didn't have "God" anywhere in my marriage ceremony, yet I am allowed to visit my husband if he were in the hospital, I have the right to make life or death decisions for him and I can be added to his health insurance.
To me, my marriage wasn't (and still isn't) about religion or God, it was about committing myself to my husband and sharing that with our friends and family.  I, personally, don't see how anyone can deny that to another human being. 
How is any of this any different than the civil rights movements back in the 50s and 60s?  Just because they were black, it was assumed they didn't deserve the same rights as the whites.  They weren't equal just because of something they had no control over.  Having learned about this is school, I couldn't believe that anyone could think that way and was so glad that we've come so far with equality for women and African Americans.  Then things like Prop 8 happen and you realize history is repeating itself with a different group of people.

I'm just hoping that my children will be able to love whomever they want and LEGALLY be able to show that love and share it with everyone who loves them. 


  1. AMEN!! oh.. wait.. I mean, I agree with everything you wrote here. Thank you for voicing your opinions.

    1. Thanks Ally! I'm just tired of all the arguing when to me it's common sense that everyone should be treated the same!!!

    2. 1 million percent agreed!!