Wednesday

Why Gay Marriage is the new Civil Rights Movement

I recently got in an argument with a friend over the issue of Gay Marriage. We came to the conclusion that she believed that marriage was between man and a woman and that, "there should be another thing that [gay couples] could get that is the same thing, except not marriage." 

So I asked her, "So you're saying that there should be something else, separate, but equal?"

She said, "Yes. Exactly."

I responded, "Does that sound like anything to you?"

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I don't want a gay marriage. I'm not even gay. But I don't have a problem with gay couples getting married. In fact, it doesn't really effect me that much. I can't see why it would really effect anyone, to be frank. If you don't want one, don't get one. 

I know that it says in the Bible that marriage is between a man and woman, and I get that. I'm a Christian. But I am also open minded enough to realize that not everyone else is. The separation between Church and State is what has kept our country strong, and only when this separation is crossed have we run into trouble (the past couple of years). What right do I have forcing my religious view upon marriage onto someone else who doesn't believe in God? And the even deeper question, Who says God is against Gay Marriage (I'll leave this discussion for another blog).

Either way, I don't believe that the country has a right to take away the rights and joy of marriage from gay couples just because they are gay, just like we had no right to take away the freedoms of black men and women, and just like Rosa Parks had the right the sit where she wanted on that bus.

Separate but equal doesn't work.

Aren't we all equal under the eyes of God anyway?