I’m just fed up with all the contradictions and blatant hypocrisy that goes on regarding gay marriage. People claim they want to ban gay marriage to “keep the sanctity of marriage intact” but in reality they are just uncomfortable with homosexuality. If they actually cared at all about the sanctity of marriage they would want to have strict laws on divorce as well as closely monitoring all couples wanting to get married to determine if they were really “in love” or if there were ulterior motives. Of course they don’t talk about that and if anyone did the vast majority of the country would be against such an idea and would say that people should be free to marry whoever they want (as long as they are straight) and that blows my mind! The truth is that the sanctity of marriage has already been destroyed by heterosexual couples, not homosexual ones.
Also for added irony, most people who oppose gay marriage are conservatives. Coincidentally they claim to want smaller government with less control. And they say the government should stay out of our lives but when it comes to marriage all of a sudden the government should step in and keep people from getting married. This stance is not based in any kind of logic and directly contradicts what they claim to stand for. I’m tired of it. I once heard it said that America had “liberty and justice for all” but I really don’t see that being displayed here.
I am 21 and my fiance of 3 years is 24 years older than me. (No she’s not rich). I am mature for my age (as that’s going around these days). We are open about our sexuality, but don’t boast. We run into people who are amazed at how comfortable we are telling people we’re gay and she is 45 yrs old. I do live in the south, but I haven’t had much discrimination. I believe that’s because I don’t go looking for it, and when it is presented to me, I ignore it and walk away. It’s that simple.
Of course, when I start a new job, I feel everyone out before I go telling my business, everyone should do that. I believe, if you tell someone your homosexual like your ashamed or worried about how they will react, they will see that and react in that way. We can be a lot of fun to be around. Robin is a character and everyone is drawn to her, she’s from Jersey, nuf said.
I give a Damn!
I´m equally attracted to both men and women. I`m bisexual. And I`m the only one who knows. I have struggled for almost ten years, and I still haven´t told anyone the truth.
I´m afraid to come out. I´m afraid how everyone will react – especially my family and closest friends. And I´m afraid because there are very few openly gay and bisexual people in my home town (population less than 3,000) and the ones that are “out” are known by everyone and people talk about them behind their backs. Fortunately, our community has a Zero Tolerance Policy when it comes to attacking people that are different. But that doesn´t do much to prevent verbal abuse.
But I´m afraid that if I don´t come out, I will never be happy and confident, because I´ll always have to hide who I am. I´ll never be able to choose who I want to love, because I´ll feel forced into a straight relationship. I want to be able to marry who I love – not who society forces me to “love”!
I know I´ll have to tell someone soon. I think I´ll start with my sisters.
I give a damn.
As a heterosexual woman, two of the most important people in my life happen to be gay men. They’re my two best friends. And they have to stand on the sideline and watch me get married sometime in the future, while they cannot do the same. Even though they have been in a serious relationship for years, they cannot publicly show the world that they belong to each other, while I can. They can’t make that great announcement to let the world know that they love each other, much more than others realize, and that they will devote their lives to their HUSBAND, no matter what the obstacle.
I give a damn.
I give a damn about same sex marriage, because I am a lesbian. I care because despite what some people may think, I had the same dream growing up as the other children around me: growing up and getting married. When I meet that special woman, and decided I want to spent the rest of my life with her, I think I should have to right to make it legal. I currently live in a state that has made same sex marriage illegal..as ridiculous as that sounds. I care because I love like any other human being on this Earth.
Hi, my name is Carrie. I’m 26 years old and I live in Georgia-yes, the Bible Belt. Let me tell you, it sucks. I’m very lucky that I live with my amazing girlfriend, but in public, we’re just room mates. She can’t let it get out at work that she’s gay. It hurts when we go to the movies and I see all these couples holding hands, but I can’t hold hers. I wish that people would see us as just another couple in love rather than lesbians to stare at and whisper about. We’re not any different than any straight couple. But, the law sees it differently.
She and I want to get married and have a family. We also want to live by the beach, where we are happiest. Unfortunately, since same sex marriage is not legal in this country, we have to move to Canada and put aside our dreams of living by the beach. We researched civil unions, and let me tell you, they’re crap. Ask any straight couple if they would trade in their marriage for a civil union, none of them would do it, which proves they’re crap. We want to live somewhere where we are seen as equal, where we have all the federal rights a married couple has, where we can raise children, and have a normal life together.
I am a straight female, and I am a Catholic. However unlike what they tell me in Church. I believe that everyone should have equal rights to marry whom they choose. My two best friends are male, they are also gay. My uncle who I love with all my heart is gay. Several other family members are gay. I am so scared that they will never be able to marry whom they choose because it is not yet legal in California.
I believe if I have the right to marry who I want why can’t they. I’m tired of the hate people show. I give a damn about my friends. And no one should say that God won’t love me for supporting them, or that God won’t love them for loving who they choose. God loves everyone equally and no one can tell us he doesn’t. Stop the hate and discrimination, because I GIVE A DAMN about my friends and family!
I am a straight, university student born and raised in Scotland. Although these issues don’t affect me directly I just wanted to let whomever is reading this know that I give a damn about equality.
I give a damn because I am one of the millions of faces that make up today’s generation, and I am gay. I am 24 years old and so proud of who I am today, but ashamed at the same time. Everyday it seems like I get to hear about how someone that I went to high school with is getting married, or that they are having a baby, and every time I can’t help but think that I am missing out on something. Just because I am not straight, doesn’t mean that I am less of a person…does it?
No, it can’t, but in the eyes of the law it does. Because I will spend the rest of my life in a faithful and loving relationship with a man rather than a woman, I am not entitled to the same rights as my sisters or brother. When I want to have kids I have to face the possibility that my partner and I won’t be able to because we could be denied adoption. We won’t be allowed to make medical decisions for the other should the need arise. We won’t be protected like everyone else.
My generation has had the opportunity to be shown what it means to stand up for your rights. With individuals like MLK Jr., Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and even more recently Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, that no matter who you are, stand up for yourself and never back down. So I have, and will continue to do so. My hope is that every person that is a part of my generation will do the same, so that they will be able to attend MY wedding, witness the birth of MY family, as I have with theirs. That’s why I give a damn.
I Give A Damn about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality because I’m a seventeen year old lesbian.
I have been with my girlfriend for 9 months now and we have bonded so quickly and already talk about our future together. She is an amazing person and we get along great. However, she is new to dating another girl and I am her first. I don’t have a problem with it because she has shown me true affection. Anyways,there are two things getting in the way of us being together the way we really want to; her parents. They are the conservative type who were raised in very religious homes, taught that it is wrong for two women or two men to be together.
Due to the fact that her parents don’t accept the love shared between the same sex, they don’t know that we are dating. We both hate having to keep it from them but at the same time we are scared of the outcome of when she does tell them.
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