In a triumphant ruling for the American gay rights movement, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday (26/06/2015) that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, essentially making gay marriage legal in all 50 states.
Sadly not everyone agrees that what happened that day marks a victory for equality, preserverance, and love. Yes of course, just like everything else in this world you simply cannot make everyone to be fully agree. That’s what makes differences beautiful, isn’t it?
The reason I want to write this in my blog is simply because I read so many circulating comments on Facebook from those who disagree with what some people see as a triumphant movement with silly arguments. I never have problem with people who have different arguments or point of view with me as long as they have strong, justifiable arguments.
Problem with homosexual parents
I rated this issue as the sillliest thing people can use to stand against same sex marriage. A friend of mine shared this link on her FB page. I couldn’t stand reading the whole article as what I found there is not an exclusive homosexual parenting issue. Most of the issues brought in that article also apply to heterosexual parents too. How many kids with hetero parents have seen their mom or dad have many bed partners stay over? How many kids are raised to hate and despise gays or blacks or Jews by hetero parents? How many boys raised by single mothers have that father figure hole? I’m sorry that these problems have to be experienced by so many kids in this world. But it’s not only the problem of same sex parents.
If shitty parents are enough reason to ban marriage, then I think personally what should be banned completely is marriage itself. Now, do you think it will solve the case?
If they love each other why do they need marriage?
Exactly! That’s the point that I always want to ask anyone who ask me about getting married. If you simply love someone, why do you need a ‘third party’ to help you committed to your love? Because marriage is simply not about legalizing someone for doing sexual intercourse (as believed in some religions and countries). It also gives both parties protection in front of law, especially when children is also involved.
Human Rights Campaign claimed that there are 1,138 benefits, rights, and protections provided on the basis of marital status in Federal law in the U.S. It includes social security, tax reduction, immigration law, continued health coverage, employee benefits for federal workers, etc.
Just like other rights that you fight for: women to vote, black people to have the same opportunity — why do you think that marriage is only a priveledge of heterosexuals?
Born this way?
Recently, I Fucking Love Science posted an article on scientific point of view of being gay based on their genetic behaviour. The full article can be read here.
For you who think that being a gay is a sin and unnatural, OK I simply can’t and don’t wanna argue with you on the religious part. To judge someone being sinful or not, simply it’s not my part. For me, heterosexuality is not normal or either natural as some people argue. It’s just the social reconstruction makes us see it that way…
Marriage is not about religion, atheists marry.
Marriage is not about procreation, the infertiles marry.
Marriage is not about finance, it can weave poverty.
Marriage is about love. That’s it. And that’s beautiful.
Let’s celebrate love! ❤