Let me put this out in the open. I am pro marriage equality. I do not care who marries who. I support everyone's right to be treated as an equal. That includes allowing the LGBT community to marry who ever they want to.
Somehow, I'm lacking the thoughts that quite a few people seem to have. I am under the impression that their marriage in no way, shape, or form, invalidates mine. I am under the impression that it doesn't affect my marriage. That it doesn't harm me or my family. Others seem to think that it will some how ruin their straight marriages. Some think that it's going to harm the whole world. I just don't understand that.
Today, my 6 year old was playing with his toys, and then said "Dude, that's so gay!" I asked him if he knew what that meant. He said "Well, it means ... ummmm ... no, I don't know." Instead of letting him talk like that, or ignoring it, I took it as the perfect opportunity to let him know what it meant. I said "AJ, being gay means that boys like boys, and girls like girls." Do you know what his response was? A simple "Oh, okay." Nothing more, nothing less. There was no "Ewwww!", no "Now my life is ruined!", nothing like that. If a 6 year old can be okay with it, why can't an adult??
Oh, that's right. Because some adults are under the impression that it's "wrong". It's a sin. It's an abomination. I don't buy that one bit. My God loves us all. My God wants us to love one another. My God accepts everyone for who they are. My God would be ashamed if he knew how we treat our fellow people. The only one who has the right to judge us and how we live is God. My God, your God(s), his God, her God, no God, who ever you answer to. THEY are the ultimate judge when it matters. Not you. Not me.
I will always stand up for what I believe in, even if this means standing alone. However, I know I am not alone. There are thousands of people who are standing up right along with me. There are hundreds of thousands of us who are supportive of the LGBT community. That doesn't mean that we are gay. It means that we believe that they deserve the same basic human rights that straight people do. We believe in equality.
Like I said, I didn't intend to write this. I let my fingers do the talking. Regardless, I am happy to let the world know that I support marriage equality. I have family and friends who are gay, and I love them with all of my heart. My kids are 10, 6, and 1. If any of them are gay, I would love for them to be able to have the same rights that their father and I have. It would break my heart if they didn't.
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