>Well, the California Supreme Court just struck down my excuse for not being married. I was going to start telling people that I am single for political reasons. Until there is marriage equality for gays and lesbians, I choose to be an unmarried straight person as an act of solidarity.
No one would have bought that anyway. I’ve been too single for too long, but that’s not the point I’m trying to make here.
I am glad that a stupid law like Proposition 8 was overturned. Don’t give me that “the people voted for it, so it should be law” crap. You know what kinds of awful used to be law? Slavery. It was legal in this country. It was also legal to prevent women from voting. Should we go back to that too? How about telling people that they couldn’t marry someone outside of their race? That was a law in this state, no less.
Here’s the thing, it’s a civil rights issue. In this country, you are allowed to think gay people are icky and I’m allowed to think you are stupid. But I’m not allowed to prevent stupid people from marrying, so you can’t prevent gay people from marrying.
Heck, I think polygamy is stupid and gross, but if a bunch of consenting adults want to create their family unit as such, I’m not going to tell them it’s illegal. If you can support your family and you aren’t being violent or abusive, why should I be the one to tell you that you can’t live that way? It’s none of my business. And I’m allowed to think it’s gross and stupid.
We as a society have to grow the hell up. Just because someone lives differently from you, doesn’t make them bad people. Nor should you deny them civil rights, like the ability to visit a sick loved one in a hospital, or the ability to enter into a contract that states two people are now a family and deserve the tax and legal rights accorded to such an agreement. Because when it comes down to it, marriage really is just a legal agreement in the eyes of the law.