As a resident of Indiana it has uplifted and frightened me to watch what has been happening in the GLQBT community of California. We had the amazing news of same sex marriage being legalized and heartening stories of couples finally getting to share/express their love the same way as others. I remember hearing about the backlash and a little bit about Prop 8 but at the beginning it seemed a minimum amount of people and not much of a threat. Then the movement gained speed and this is where the frightened came in. Organizations in other states were raising money for Prop 8, ridiculous lies were being spread about what gay marriage would mean for California and people even began using their children to spew hate disguised as “concern.”
I never understood any of the arguments or fear/disgust at homosexuality. It didn’t make any sense to me and it blows my mind that people still feel so strongly that will actively work to deny rights and expressions of love to others. Religious views do not matter because we are supposed to have a seperation of church and state. If you don’t like gay marriage don’t get one. Pretty simple right?
And for the father who is complaining that he will have to talk to his children about gay marriage? Cry me a fucking river. Think of the horrible things other parents have to explain to their children: Why Daddy isn’t coming home from the war, why other people will call them names just because of the color of their skin, why derogatory slurs have been written on their church wall. It must be hard to explain that there are loving relationships other than yours out there, but at least you don’t have to explain why people have hate for you for no good reason. Instead, some child of two men or two women will have to be explained about you.
Please if you live in California Vote No on Prop 8.
Don’t spread hate, this world has never become a better place because of it.