Marriage is just a word, isn’t it? According to eLook.org the definition is “the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce).” Nowhere in that definition did it say a marriage is strictly between a man and a woman. It could be two men, two woman or a man and a woman. Why should people be allowed to debate about whom and who shouldn’t have the right to be married?
I think that instead of focusing on the genders of couples we should be focusing on what really matters and that is the love shared between those two people. When it comes to marriage, love should be the only factor.
Everyone should be granted the right to love no matter who it is. The definition of discrimination is “unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories or people or things.” Not allowing same-sex couples to get married contradicts the equality this country supposedly stands for.
Many people are against same-sex couples marrying because they believe it will ruin the sanctity of marriage itself. I am sure many of you have heard about Kim Kardashian’s last marriage. It was at the top of every news headline because her marriage only lasted 72 days. Allowing same-sex marriage won’t ruin marriage any more then opposite sex couples already have. With that being said, it is also out of line to even try and argue that they will ruin sanctity of marriage when we as heterosexual couples have already done so and are allowed to make a mockery of a serious situation. A heterosexual woman can get four or five marriage in her life, when two same-sex lovers can’t even get one. How does that work?
Some individuals interpret the Bible with saying the act of homosexuality is a sin. What happened to the saying “God loves everyone”? Yet, it’s alright to discriminate someone because he or she likes the same sex? In some situations, religious people walk the sidewalks with signs stating “God hates fags!” Is this fair? No. I also do not believe it is fair that many states require marriage before adoption and since gay couples who want to adopt a child together can’t get married, they cannot adopt. It is said that if we allow a gay couple to adopt a child that said child will not be raised in a “healthy environment”. It is actually proven that children grow up socially and emotionally well when brought up by gay parents, just as well as straight parents.
So, who determines what ‘normal’ is? What if the normal marriage was same-sex marriage but you were in love with someone of the opposite sex? Would you fight to be able to marry that person? Someday I would like to live in a world where people can openly admit to being gay without feeling oppressed or scared of the reaction. Someday I would like to live in a world where families will not abuse their child for being homosexual. Someday I would like to live in a world where homophobia ceases to exist. Someday I would like to live in a world where same-sex marriage can occur without any fuss from religion and/or politics. I think that the word marriage should not be as a big of an issue as people are making it. How disappointed and heartbroken would you be if someone told you that you couldn’t marry the person you love? I don’t know about you but I’d be quite heartbroken.
Equality is what is important. So I ask of you guys, next time you see a homosexual couple walking down the street, accept them; don’t jump on the abuse bandwagon because all this world needs is a little bit of love.