Who gives a shit if a bunch of gay dudes can't get married? Really, it doesn't directly affect me since I'm not gay, so I shouldn't care, right? But I do and so should you. Not that long ago a bunch of blacks wanted to *gasp* go to school in good schools, have good jobs, marry who they wanted -- Yes, marry who they wanted. Can you believe that not that long ago black people were barred from marrying whites? 1967 is when that changed for good. How can that be? How could the United States have waited so long? It's not like the US was Nazi Germany, opting for only the pure and Arian nation, right? I mean really, who cares what a spouses color is, as long as the couple is happy. Apparently, a lot of people did and that is why it took so long.
Now to the current civil rights issue. If you look at the arguments from those against basic civil rights for all, just change one or two words in their dialogue and it sounds amazingly like those fighting against civil rights in the sixties. There are people who suggest that if gays are allowed to marry then people will be allowed to marry their animals, or pedophiles will be allowed to marry their victims. I heard the same words from my parent's lips when I was a child, but they weren't talking about gays, they were talking about blacks and whites. And when you get down to it and take a look at those arguments, they are infantile and outdated. Those arguments were used to shame blacks and whites that wanted to make a life together. Only an idiot would use that type of argument today and not see the thinness of their words. Gays and lesbians getting married won't change the basics of life and to even suggest that gay men and lesbians are similar to pedophiles is wrong and shows how demented the people against same sex unions are.
Same sex couples aren't trying to take away rights. They aren't going to turn you gay or turn your children gay. They don't have an agenda to ruin your life. Same sex couples want the basic legal and civil rights that you have. They want to protect their families. They want to give their loved ones peace and assurances that they will be cared for if something tragic happens.
Really, I'm appalled by the arguments against same sex marriage and civil rights equality. The hatred those against civil rights are displaying is atrocious. I'm embarrassed for them. In 40 years they will end up looking stupid because they will be on the wrong side of the civil rights debate.
Love is love. If you don't agree with same sex marriage, then don't marry someone of the same sex. Your church doesn't have to preform same sex marriages. You can still misinterpret the bible and believe that homosexuality is wrong. No one is going to stop you from being an idiot. But don't force your hate on others. Same sex couples can get married in the same place I did to my husband of 22 years. The JP is just as good, if not better, at creating lasting marriages and giving loving couples a start on forever.
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