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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Marriage Equality




Marriage equality is a big issue. Its all over the news still, even though the supreme court legalized same sex marriage. Tons of people were stoked (including myself) that everyone now had the legal right to get married. This is something that was so long overdue. But of course, in the midst of so much celebration, excitement and happiness there's got to be party poopers. Those people who still hate the idea of two men or two women being able to get married. I don't understand why people are so mean. It's not like anyone is doing anything to hurt anyone else. They are simply living their lives and just want to be treated fairly, just like everyone else. You don't like same sex relationships? Don't be in one. Its that simple. But to impose such hatred, and to flat out deny people their now legal right to marry someone of the same gender (yeah, I'll get to that issue in a few) is wrong.

When did interracial marriage become legal? 1967. That was when interracial marriage was deemed fully legal in the United States. I wonder how bad it was then. It always makes me so angry, I am married, obviously I'm black, my husband is white. 50 years ago it would have been against the law for me and my husband to get married. Think about that a second. How ridiculous does that seem in modern times? Its insanity. But with two women, or two men its any different? I disagree. Same thing, same problem, different targets.






Hmm, these two pictures look really similar, huh? Same fight, different victims. Why aren't gay couples treated like hetero couples? Are they any different? No. They are regular, law abiding citizens that pay their taxes just like everyone else. So why ostracize them? Because the bible says marriage should be between a man and a woman? I'm not going to get into a debate about bible verses or believing in God or not. But the law is law, and aren't we supposed to follow it? That Kim whatever her last name...she really pissed me off by refusing to give marriage licenses to same sex couples. She refused and in her defense said that it was against her belief in God. And that, according to the bible, marriage is supposed to be between one man and one woman. Although she was working for the federal government, she decided not to follow the law, and follow her beliefs. To say that I was astonished, would be an understatement.

First things first, are you working for the government? Yes? Then it is your job to uphold and follow the law. You don't get the option to just follow it when its beneficial for you. You, just like every single American citizen, are expected to follow the law. If you don't, there are consequences. You are not a special little snowflake. If your beliefs interfere with your ability to do your job, guess what....you need to find a new job! If I'm a waitress at a restaurant that serves beef and I refused to put in someones order for a cheeseburger because I don't agree with it. What do you think would happen to me?

Yeah, I'd lose my job. Why is this woman any different? She made headlines and so people started lining up to either protest her, or to get behind her. She was judging hardcore and she had no place to. Lets not mention the fact that she was married multiple times. Oops. Doesn't the bible mention marriage in other ways (cheating, divorce, remarrying??). I don't care about how many people are following her. I don't care about what presidential candidates are in her corner. I care about her beliefs coming before her job. She is, by law supposed to issue marriage licenses to whomever the government has deemed legal to wed. That's it. That is supposed to be the extent of her in peoples business. Not waging war on each couple that wants to get married. She went to jail, which I was so excited about, until Huckabee went to see her and she got out. I get it, she is hiding behind whatever Free Exercise of Religion clause. but again, your beliefs getting in the way of doing your job? Get a new one, because this is the law now, and you either do what you're supposed to, or you go somewhere else. I guess I should be more focused on the fact that despite this woman trying to make things hard, there are still way more people out there that support gay marriage and are happy to see marriage becoming equal. I hope that 50 years from now, problems/issues/hatred concerning same sex marriage will be long gone and forgotten and anti gay/gay marriage wont be an issue anymore.



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Evon is a lifestyle blogger based in Texas. She has a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about Evon, and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

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