Here in California we are celebrating a victory! A judge ruled that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, and the ban on gay marriage is lifted. Almost. The opposition still has a few days to appeal. But… appeal? REALLY?? This is such an embarrassment to me as a California resident, as an American, as a HUMAN for crying out loud. Prop 8 should have never been passed in the first place. Who am I or anyone else to say that people who are in love cannot marry? There is absolutely no intelligent basis for this discrimination. Now I might get some interesting comments or emails for saying that, but honestly I really could care less. On the one hand, I am so happy and proud that the ban has been lifted and there is finally marriage equality for all. On the other hand, it makes me sad and kind of disgusted that we are having this ‘fight’ in this day and age. I respect other’s beliefs completely, even if I might not agree with them. Everyone has the right to their own opinions, religious beliefs, etc. But here’s a newsflash: If a gay couple gets married, it won’t affect you! And to say that someone ELSE can’t have the same rights as you do because they are different is just gross. There, I said it. Bring it on.
Love is love. Nothing should get in the way of that. It’s hard enough to find that one person, your soulmate if you will, who completely rocks your world without having people say, “Hmm, yeah. Congratulations on your happiness and everything? But left-handed people can only marry right-handed people sooooo… Sorry, the Law is the Law, Lefty. And by the way, Shame on you for even thinking about it, you weirdo.” Ugh, it’s infuriating. One group raised over $40 million dollars in support of Prop 8. Nice one, how about digging into those pockets in support of HELPING people in need instead of discrimination and hate?
But I digress. What I need to focus on here is the victory of Love having the freedom to choose whether or not it wants to be married. Marriage isn’t for everyone, but everyone should be able to make that decision themselves. So congratulations California, today I am proud to be an American.