Fi from My Mummy Daze has created a movement in support of Gay Marriage amongst the blogging community. In her post she states: “Let’s demonstrate the collective power of bloggers to use our voice to share a message, and to respectfully articulate our views to influence social change.”
I support marriage equality. I believe that any two people who love each other and are committed to each other should have the right to enter into a legally recognised marriage. No matter their race, their religion or their sex. It’s that simple.
I could talk about the fact that criminals, murderers, are legally allowed to get married. Lyle Menendez, who, along with his brother Erik murdered their parents, has married twice now in jail. Yet it’s against the law for two people of the same sex to marry.
I could talk about the fact that people are legally allowed to marry and divorce as many times as they wish. Some famous examples are the late Elizabeth Taylor, (married eight times) or Tom Cruise ( whose third marriage has just ended) Yet it’s against the law for two people of the same sex to marry. Even once.
Or I could talk about the fact that seven years ago, I married a man I knew deep down I didn’t love. I got married in a church, in front of a minister. I said vows. Publicly declared my commitment, in front of my friends and family. Then left him ten months later. I did not honor my vow ’till death do you part’.
Nearly two years ago, I had a baby, ‘out of wedlock’. A year later I got married, again. None of these things are illegal, though I’m sure in some peoples opinions they were immoral. Yet it’s against the law for two people of the same sex to marry.
It just doesn’t make sense.
In the future, our children will look back at this time in history and be shocked that there was such discrimination against same sex couples. They will be shocked at lack of human rights afforded to a group of individuals based on their sexuality.
In the future, the politicians who have been so vocal opposing the legalising of same sex marriage, will hang their heads in shame. As they should.
I support marriage equality.