Same-sex marriage. Let’s talk about it.
I’ve heard every dumb argument (sorry) opposing. I’ve heard every good and bad argument in favor:
- It isn’t a choice!
- Evidence shows that sexuality is biologically based!
- Everyone should have the legal benefits of marriage!
- There are so many kids who need to be adopted – same-sex parents could provide a loving home to those kids!
- It won’t affect your life at all!
Wait… Hold on… Let me say that one again… It won’t affect your life at all.
It’s a pretty common argument in favor of same-sex marriage. I’ve heard it a lot and I’ve probably said it before: “It has no influence on your life whatsoever. If same sex marriage is legalized, how will it change the way you choose to live? It won’t!”
But here’s the thing: It should. I hope it does.
I hope that the legalization of same-sex marriage will make you more understanding and open-hearted.
I hope it will make future generations more loving – I want those kids to look back and think, “WHAT?! People weren’t allowed to marry whom (<< the leaders of tomorrow have great grammar) they wanted to marry? WHAT?! You all were dumbasses…”
I hope it makes you a little bit prouder of this country and its government.
I want it to bring more love into our communities. I want you to feel more love and see more love (was gonna say taste more love but it felt inappropriate).
It should change the issues we focus on. Why, in 2014, are we still fighting over issues of equality?! People are people, for fuck’s sake. Let’s make it official and move on to bigger and more important things like mental health or poverty or equitable education.
When (not “if”) marriage is legal all over the country for any two consenting adults, regardless of sex or sexuality, I hope your life is different. I hope it has an impact on your life. I hope it affects you.
Really truly, I do.