Fortunately for the gay community, this is America. Unfortunately for the gay community, this is America. Too many people’s feelings and religious ideals get in the way of what this fight, this struggle is really about, EQUALITY. Does it matter that you think it’s wrong? To you, yes. But isn’t it wrong that someone who has been in a relationship for 20 years doesn’t get the same benefits as the next inevitable celebrity marriage hoax? When well over 60% of marriages today end in divorce anyway what difference does it make to you, in your life to stop someone else from living their life a certain way? It doesn’t cost you anything, and by fighting against it you’re literally going out of your way to make someone feel lesser than you, way to go Jim Crow. Let me serve you a reminder, the pilgrims left Europe for fear of religious persecution—they wanted the freedom to believe and do as they wanted without consequences. That’s what we fled from, so why are we condemning those with beliefs apart from ours? The job of the government isn’t to regulate religion; don’t forget and forgo separation of church and state my friends… the state government can rule on what laws (plus the bill of rights) we need or need not obey and the federal government is checked by the constitution. So next time you feel so strongly entitled to your beliefs to spew hatred at others, know that they have those same rights as citizens, and you’re entitled to no more than they. Remember that you can hop in a car, drive to Vegas, and get married in a drunken stupor or on a whim, but those who are really, truly, in love can’t. Realize that the sanctity of marriage isn’t ruined by two people who want to commit to each other, just because they don’t fit YOUR depiction of a couple, the sanctity of marriage is ruined by cheaters and gold diggers, by publicity stunts and divorces, and the notorious green card marriage.
Adieu 2013, Adieu.