You know, even with just a little bit of google searching and wikepedia-ing, you learn that 1. the concept of marriage has existed separate from many religions and has existed prior to some of today’s religions. And 2. That same sex unions, though mainly between men, have existed and been accepted in a number of past cultures and nations.
Perhaps it’s out of the blue that I’m making the statement but it’s just ridiculous to me that it’s ok, that it’s acceptable, to marginalize and discriminate against a group of people because they have different views on sexuality and romance. Within the last couple years I was both shocked and appalled to learn that gay rights was actually still a social issue that people are debating in government, I had simply been raised and been in an environment where it wasn’t a “thing”. I had thought that we as a society had moved past such an archaic and outdated way of thinking. Especially when there is no solid factual foundation upon which to argue against them having the same rights as every other person, it literally boils down to “because I don’t like it”. Didn’t people learn anything from the messages sent by the Civil Right’s movement?
Honestly, it’s fine if it makes you uncomfortable to see gay or lesbian couples being as such, certainly if you were never raised or have never been exposed to same sex couples, but it doesn’t give you the right to take away their rights as human beings, or I guess in this case, refuse to give them the same rights.
I’m not gay but the LGBT community deserves to be treated equally under the law, it’s one of the core tenants that this country was founded on, ffs.