Monday, February 16, 2009

I have to say something...

Sometimes I tend to only think, focus or write about things that interest or more importantly focus on me. I am going to step out of my own little bubble here for a second and give my opinion on the whole Prop 8 situation. I know many people who claim it's immoral, it's downright wrong to be a homosexual. I personally don't believe it's a choice. Why would someone choose to put themself in a group of people who constantly have to fight for the opportunity to be able to celebrate their love to another human being through marriage. Why would someone choose to be a member of a group that is unfairly persecuted? For shits and giggles? Ridiculous. And what's even more ridiculous to me is that the state of California now only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman. So, let me get this straight, Gary Coleman can potentially be your governor, but two people of the same sex can't be in love and get married? All over the news I see people using religion as the basis for their decision to say no, and I am not going to question their religion. But I will ask this, what do you think is worse, two women or two men who love each other and have dedicated themselves to each other by getting married or two single people who hate each other and are in it just for money or some other ridiculous reason?

And to all those who rail so hard against gay marriage I have another question...why? In a world where some of our most popular tv shows are the Bachelor and the Bachelorette, where even Flava Flava gets multiple shots at finding love, is this the worst thing in the world. How will this affect you? Maybe I am being a bit naive, maybe I'm a little ignorant but I fail to see how gays getting married is the end of society.

I'm going to end this with a quote from a person who knows something about being denied basic civil rights, Mrs. Coretta scott King.
"Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing, and it would do nothing at all to protect traditional marriages."