Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I Do...

...not understand what all the fuss is about over the definition of marriage. as of right now, on wednesday, august 3rd, 2005, many of the 50 states define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. excluding the sates of massachusetts, vermont (i think) and utah (for reasons other than keeping marriage to just 1 woman).

for me, it doesn't boil down to a discussion of marriage. it boils down to a discussion of equality. the notion that all men (and women) are created equal and are treated equally. those are the basic principles in which this country was founded. i realize that we have hit some bumps along the way, such as the civil war and the issue of slavery, but eventually equality was established. although it may not be practiced by every redneck-hillbilly out there, there are still laws in effect that still recognize every person. that is, except homosexuals.

i have found that from my personal observation, there really is never a problem with homosexuals until the topic of marriage rises to the surface. my boyfriend's father recently said that when marriage and homosexuals are used in the same sentence, people often go straight (no pun intended) to the visual of what will take place in the bedroom.

i think that makes complete and total sense. most of the time, when i hear a hate-monster speaking out about gays, he or she often says, 'the thought of two guys together just makes me sick.' interesting. one usually gets a hard-on at the thought of two women together but two guys together makes ya sick. really? i see two guys together all the time. as a matter of fact, i often see more than two guys together. at work. at the gym. at bars and clubs. in the parking lot of bars and clubs after having been shot down by every female there. in restaurants. doesn't make me sick. their most-often-than-not-heterosexual-stupidy does, but the fact that they are together doesn't. not to be misunderstood and to clarify, i know many very intelligent, straight men. however, i think the idiots outweigh them. moving on.

i have attended several weddings. have stood up for several people at their weddings. and probably have more in my future. to date, all of them have been heterosexual weddings. never once before. during. or after did i envision and wonder about my friends banging in the bedroom afterwards. when i looked at the couple, all i saw was love, commitment and devotion. granted, not all of those marriages have worked out, but at that moment and even now, there was nothing but love between the two people standing at the alter in front of their family, friends and other loved ones.

and ultimately, that's all gays want. the same equal rights every other married couple is entitled to. the right to be recognized and acknowledged as a couple whose base is built out of love. seriously, do you honestly think that we feel we need a license to fcuk? we do plenty of that without a marriage license. hasn't stopped us before and it won't in the future. trust me.

and then there are those who say that if gay marriage is legalized, what's next? people wanting to marry animals. people marrying objects. do you realize how unintelligent you are making your argument with statements like this? do you not see how much you are scraping the bottom of the barrel for a defense?

let me tell ya. i'd rather marry something that would make me happy than marry a woman, not be happy and deny to myself and everyone else who i really am. i love women. some of my best friends are women. sh*t, i came out of the most inner part of a woman. just don't want to marry one. so, put that in your constitution and smoke it!


Blogger Farrah said...

That's more like it!

1:11 PM  
Blogger It's Me, Maven... said...

I don't understand what the hubbub is, either. I guess for some folks on the "right," they cannot distinguish or differentiate between perversion (pedophilia, beastiality, brutality, mysogyny) and something that each of us is inately born with (our ability to love). We all are hardwired to love a particular way. What two, consenting adults do with one another is their own business. Amazing that LOVE is such a threat to some.

I said it once, I'll say it again, I don't see how it(gay marriage/unions) diminishes what any of us have in our own lives.

It looks like the conservative right is attempting to regulate morality, using the bible/religion as the justification. Funny thing is, that's precisely the same thing which allowed SLAVERY rage on for decades/centuries. Last time I checked, the First Amendment doesn't distinguish between homo vs hetero. Here are a few more tidbits on the topic of equality:

From the Dec. of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

From the Gettysburg Address:

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

From Genesis 5:1:

"'In the image of God did He fashion him [i.e., man].' All human beings are created in God's image. We all possess a Godly soul, capable of independent thought and action, and of scaling inspirational heights. The focus is no longer on self: I do not love others like myself. Every human being is special and unique; no one has greater claim to divinity or closeness to God. All are equal in the eyes of the Lord. "

From the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration adoped by the UN General Assembly (in 1948), article 1:

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

7:29 AM  

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