Thursday, April 4, 2013

Someday. A Chance.

I still get shocked when some friends (gay or straight) tell me "I am against gay marriage, but I have nothing against you and Rocky."  I will not deny I find myself overwhelmed with a need to explain how wrong their statement is.  And for some of us friends, their reasons ranged from "I just don't think it is right given how the Bible is against it," to "I just don't see the need to.  Why get married? I don't want to get married.  It is just not for me."

Then this post appeared, which very succinctly captured what I had wanted to say:
"What makes you a bigot is that you are trying to deny my family the legal protections that you claim for your own. Period. It really is that simple. You don't have to agree with homosexuality. You don't have to like it. I don't like lasagna, and I don't agree with eating pork and shellfish. But I don't try to outlaw lasagna, or pork or shellfish. See how this works?"
(Read the full post here:

God knows I still want the day I can legally and proudly marry Rocky.

I want him to have the full rights that go with such a legally recognized union.  I want him to be part of my life,  and I do believe marriage is a huge step further in embracing that commitment.  Maybe even after, have a child to raise and instill with our values and morals.  Become an even larger family than we already are with our friends and loved ones.

So when we were watching the season ender to The New Normal, there was no denying how I felt a tad envious of their happiness.  It was a fictional show, yes, but it touched on true dreams, desires and reminded me that we can't give up hoping.  We can't give up fighting.  We can't give up educating people on how we deserve our rights. 

We are people, just like everyone else.
We deserve the right to celebrate our happiness.

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