Today I heard that the California courts overturned the ban on gay marriage--I was walking by the TV and the words I heard were 'it is a basic human right to marry who you love'. I almost cried. It's so true and it is the right thing to do. I am so happy to live in a state that is not just progressive but open to basic human rights.
I know there will be a lot of people that are against gay marriage and I am already anticipating the protesters (in my conservative neighborhood). They are entitled to their beliefs and their opinions. But really, when you strip it down and get past religion and tradition, it really is about what is real--and the opportunity for individuals to choose who they want to grow old with and to have it recognized legally.
When you think about what it is to be in a relationship--straight or gay, it all comes down to the two individuals. Not their sex. I know people in really bad straight marriages yet they have rights when it comes to their spouse that a gay couple in a truly loving relationship does not have. How does that make any sense? I love the Chris Rock joke about giving gays the right to marry--as 'they deserve to be as miserable as the rest of us' hahahaha. All jokes aside...
IT IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO MARRY WHO YOU LOVE.