The Real Me

The Real Me

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Something monumental happened today.  Our President spoke out, actually taking a stand, in defense of gay marriage.  No laws have been changed, nor legislation put forward.  Simply a vocal statement of support.

I know that you won't all agree with me, but I will speak my mind on this anyway.

I have never, ever understood why those who are so vehemently against this feel the need to be so.  We are talking about two individuals who want to make a lifelong commitment to one another.  Why would anyone be against that?  We are talking about allowing the same rights to two individuals who happen to be of the same gender as those rights that are allowed to individuals of a different gender.  I know, some make it an issue of religion, or Biblical literalism, but heterosexual couples get married everyday without any sense of religion between them.  Do we really believe that anatomy makes the difference of who should be allowed to love, to make that commitment of faithfulness, and who should be denied?

I don't understand it.  Really, truly.  Love is... well, love.  Pure.  Beautiful.  A gift from God.  Who am I to deny someone else the right to do so, openly, sacredly, "so long as they both shall live.?"

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