||[Nov. 7th, 2008|12:39 am]
Come Freak Freely With Us
This may offend some people. I am for GAY RIGHTS! CIVIL RIGHTS! To all those opposed... you have failed to respect your fellow man, to do unto others as you would unto yourself.|
I am disappointed.
Gay marriage ... why can't it happen? What is so wrong with two people loving one another?
Marriage used to be about sex and wealth.
"Here is my daughter. Now you have permission to have sex with her and we have a legal connection to the resources you control," Says the father to his son-in-law.
Modern society has embraced many religions, philosophies, ideals... and policies. But these prejudice ideas about Gay Marriage are outdated notions.
The real threat underneath the anti-gay-marriage movement is that civil rights are being eroded. There once was a time when interracial marriages were banned in the majority of the country. We had to fight to make the change. We had to love, to fight the hate and ignorance.
I, myself, can love who I want; man or woman, white or black, Christian or... well... anything. Love should not be feared in such a manner that laws are especially written to out law love. When we lash out, is it because of misunderstanding?
No longer do we live in an age where humans have to fear so many ways to die. Our natural instinct is to protect the ability to reproduce. When you no longer puting just a tab in a slot that changes the dynamics of our biological relationship. Is chemistry and biology really what we fear?
Through technology, research and medicine some of the greatest threats to our mortality have been eradicated. Think of hygene, sewers, vaccines and healthcare. These have interrupted the natural limits imposed on our growth. No longer do periodic plagues roll through dense population centers. That is to say in developed countries such as the United States and most of the European Union. War and natural disasters are the few things that cap population growth.
Why is it in the United States, a place with so many people we destroy and disrupt the local ecosystems, do we fear something as beautiful as love?
Time has come to get over your primal instincts. To try and learn understanding. Not everyone loves out of the need to have children.
In addition, science has made it ... obsolete to need the physical exchange of fluids. If Lesbians want a child they can visit a sperm bank. If Gays want children they can go adopt... or can they?
The laws are shaped so they are not allowed to adopt?! Why? When there are so many children that need special care are we denying these people the right to adopt.
Family is complex. Family is about love. Defending, raising, teaching those you love. Family is more than the mandate that only a Man and a Woman must marry and procreate. The time for such behavior has long past.
Over population has led to a new understanding of family. Being able to care for another should be the real measure of worth for adoption and marriage.
Why not ban instead... people who have committed rape, molestation and spousal abuse from marrying? This is merely spreading the disease of violence and misery to the next generation.
Unfortunately the next generation will also learn that they are not worthy of marriage as the number of Gays and Lesbians who accept themselves and don't want to hide in the dark, step forward. Step into the light with us.
Love should be the definition of Marriage.