I’m going to write this entry in English, feels appropriate considering the topic.
If someone were to ask you: what do you think about love? What would you answer? If someone were to ask you: what do you think about marriage? What would you answer?
If you ask me, I’d say that love is something precious and something beautiful, no matter what. And marriage, well maybe it’s something that isn’t all that important to me at the moment, but I do think that everyone has the right to get married and celebrate their love, legally.
I’m sure that there are a lot of women out there who feel that it’s their given right to vote; some may even take it for granted. Furthermore, I believe that there are a lot of women out there today who are fighting for gender equality – and that’s good, right?
Also, if I were to ask the question, should white people and black/dark(er)-skinned people be allowed to love each other and get married? Well, hopefully the answer to that question would be yes, in most cases. In my opinion we’ve come a long way since that was a heated topic, but when I think about it, have we, really?
I mean back then, when there were people who were against interracial marriages – how do they differ much from the people who are now against same-sex marriages?
The labels: gay, lesbian, homosexual – shouldn’t matter, they shouldn’t define our rights in society! What have straight people done, that’s so much better? I know that some people say that homosexuals are a disgrace and a threat to the institution of marriage but look at today’s divorce rate between straight people and then look at same-sex couples who are fighting to stay together; no matter the odds, being shunned by society. Maybe those are the couples that’ll actually stay together — I mean, if the institution of marriage was the most important aspect of it all.
I believe that love is beautiful and that same-sex couples deserve to be treated like any other couples. How can we define if someone’s love is more pure, or better than somebody else’s? Love is what makes the world go ‘round, and like The Beatles sung: all you need is love.
In the States there’s a really good organisation called: NOH8 (No Hate), it’s a photographic silent protest in direct response to the passage of proposition 8 (eliminates rights of same-sex couples to marry in the State of California). Read more about NOH8 here. A lot of celebrities have joined in on NOH8’s campaign, among them: Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Christopher Gorham & Anel Lopez Gorham, Kathy Griffin, Ashlee Simpson among others.
Like my very smart and insightful friend A pointed out though, this is mostly a matter of civil rights – if you want to fight for gay rights, it’s best to do so from a civil and secular perspective; the church’ll come later on.
Also check out this video:
Zach Wahls, 19, University of Iowa student.
I think that this is something very important, even if I’m not from the States, I hope that you’ll help me spread the message of marriage equality.