Tuesday, January 12, 2010
(harvey milk: 1930-1978, civil/gay rights activist.)
the gay community is fighting for their right to marry, again. this time in federal court.
what the fuck?
i mean it: WHAT THE FUCK?!?!
are we really doing this?
are we really denying gays the rights we extend to everyone ELSE, just because some of us are uncomfortable with someone ELSE'S sexuality?
"you're gay, so therefore less than someone who's straight, so you deserve less. period." is that the opposition's argument? more or less?
fuck off with your blatant discrimination.
you know, someday we're going to look back at this debacle and feel the same way we do when we look back at slavery and segregation: STUPID.
what's so "sacred" about marriage, anyway?
there is a 50+% divorce rate in america! doesn't that tell you something? you can get married in VEGAS! doesn't that tell you something? britney spears was allowed to marry! hell-fucking-o, people! as far as "deserving" things goes, she hardly deserves to breathe, much less marry . . .
give gays the same right to be miserable as everyone else!
but that's not even the point, is it?
even if every heterosexual couple who ever got married lived in complete bliss, that STILL wouldn't mean gays should not be allowed to enter into the same social contract and receive the same benefits under the law.
i mean, we are talking about GROWN, TAX-PAYING, AMERICAN men and women here, are we not?
whatever happened to separation of church and state?
that we have to go to court . . . and likely the supreme court at that . . . just to figure out that denying a person rights based on color, creed, gender, OR SEXUAL PREFERENCE is . . . i don't know . . . TOTALLY FUCKING WRONG . . . just seems to me pretty pathetic.
but if history has taught us anything it's this: battles are not won by those who sit and wait for change, who idle on the sidelines, but by those who make their voices heard.