I Support Marriage Equality.

Gay Marriage by My Mummy Daze

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.


17 comments on “I Support Marriage Equality.

  • Fi @ My Mummy Daze , Direct link to comment

    Yes! Such great perspective for this issue. Thank you so much for sharing and highlighting the flawed reasoning in marriage equality. It’s time the marriage act reaches the 21st century. Thanks for linking up xxx

  • Gemma Nutshell , Direct link to comment

    Ohhh we wouldn’t want to offend the old biddies and christian right now would we. Even interracial marriage was frowned upon and from memory illegal in america. We need social progress and more importantly to stop spending energy on a basic human right and put more energy into neglected kids.

  • Jake Salvatore , Direct link to comment

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you.

    Standing up and fighting for someone’s rights is a brave thing to do. When my sister Ashleigh (a reader of your blog) was telling me the story about this bloggers collective getting up and fighting for equality, I actually had shivers run down my spine.


      • Jake Salvatore , Direct link to comment

        Funnily enough, I actually thought the same thing when I was posting. Isn’t is amazing we are actually having to do things like this.

        Either way, it’s rather courageous to stand up and simply do what is right. So thank you again =)

  • Joyce , Direct link to comment

    Absolutely! No one could have ever thought we’d have a black president back in the sixties. One day we will have an openly gay president. Hopefully it won’t take fifty years.

  • Chrissie , Direct link to comment

    Brilliant post! I love what Fi has done in starting this. And good on you for joining in. And also using your own experiences to say why gay marriage should be made legal.
    Chrissie xx

  • Melissa {Suger} , Direct link to comment

    Absolutely. I keep saying to anyone who voices an opinion otherwise that I think they’ll find themselves on the wrong side of history one day. Like Gemma said, it makes me think of marriage ‘rules’ of the past.

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