November 14th, 2008

together

Love is

There have been a few posts on same sex marriage since the passing of Proposition 8 in California, and similar propositions in other states. A friend of a friend posted a comment hoping that the passing of Prop 8 could be a good thing in some ways in that it is stirring up support of its defeat all over the US.

I am another happily married heterosexual person totally and completely in favor of same sex marriage. Honestly, as long as marriage stays between two adults, I could care less what their race or sex is. I've heard comments regarding religion, civil unions, and even the slippery slope to polygamy and the like from those who oppose same sex marriage, but they just don't hold water for me. No law will be made to force your church to marry a same sex couple. While I'm sure some religious gays and lesbians would love acceptance from their church, that is not the issue. The issue is letting states marry those of the same sex. And marry, not civilly unionize, but marry. We've learned from history that separate but equal is far from equal. And I don't see how such a proclamation would affect current marriages. My marriage is not redefined anytime someone has a Vegas marriage that is annulled in a week.

What it really comes down to is, love is love. People should be free to marry the person they love. (Note: the person, not the people) I couldn't imagine telling any of my friends that they couldn't marry who they loved, so long as they were both free to marry. I wish everyone happiness, regardless of creed, race or sexual orientation.

Others have been far more eloquent on the subject, most notably the clip of Keith Olbermann. I don't have any new words to add to the subject, just my unflinching support of love and its triumph.