"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I can marry, you can marry. They should be able to marry, too.

Gay people cannot get married. It's simple as that. Our dear Prime Minister cannot even offer a reason, other than it is in the Consititution.

I've grown up in a very homophobic world. 'Gay' is still a degrading term for anyone, regardless of their sexuality.

Sexuality is a private matter, and I don't think politics should interfere with matters of behind closed doors. Anyone can get married - religious psychofreaks, convicted mass murderers - and yet gay people do not have the most basic right because we're backward morons who are terrified of the unknown.

We have this idea in our heads that once we legalize gay marriage, we'll be on the slippery slope to legalizing incest, bigamy and adultery. Not true. There is nothing wrong about homosexuality, okay? Sure, the idea might creep us out, but we're not forcing anybody to do anything they don't want to do, we just want to make sure people can do whatever they want to do.

I don't think I'm gay, I don't think I'm going to 'become' gay, because to my knowledge gay is something you're born with. But if I was gay, I shouldn't be made to feel inferior or sinful just for what I am. I don't want to know that I'm going to get bullied and bashed just because of something that is really a private matter anyway. What if my children are gay? How am I meant to tell them that mummy is allowed to get married but they aren't?

Gay people are people too. I don't think they deserve special rights, but I don't think they deserve to be denied their rights. Equal rights for all.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

Incest, bigamy and adultery (the last two, anyway) were "legal" before gay marriage was, even though there was a large power differential. "Keep it in the family," as it were.