Gay Marriage

A message to those who judge…

I don’t get the gay marriage “debate”. I know that I am biased, but I really don’t understand it at all.

Please explain to me how me getting married to the Hub would impact your marriage in the least.  How would it remove one thing from your marriage? How would it eradicate even a single right that you have?

The answer is that it would not. It would not remove your rights. It would not impact your marriage.

Stop trying to make me out to be less of a person than you are. Keeping the right to marriage for yourself and yourself only is selfish and petty and entitled.

It may be cliched, but that does not make it untrue: If you do not agree with gay marriage, then don’t marry a gay person.

And thank you to the folks who are in Augusta today, standing up for my right to legally marry the Hub. Thank you, Coreyander. It is not lost on me that you are fighting for this.

This entry was posted in My Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Gay Marriage

  1. amiworking says:

    Chris,

    Thanks for your post. While progressive Americans recognize this to be the fact (highlighted in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Iowa), religious conservatives deeply believe that the allowance of civil same-gender marriages will deteriorate the fabric of society around them, and inevitably inspire a self-destructive wave of homosexuality across the nation.

    They are afraid of this, both because of their own convictions, as well as because of their ignorance in believing the common gay stereotypes to be true:

    Gay men are diseased, homosexuality is a disorder, gay men are sexual pedophiles and perverts, gay men are drug addicts, etc. etc. (aka, all the behaviors we see highlighted in the gay-ghettos in the 1970’s).

    Until the American people are educated and abandon these stereotypes, the religious right will treat us as second-class citizens and continue to be hubris in their belief that sacramental marriage is the only marriage that is deserving of legal rights.

    Currently living in Boston, I am watching closely the situation in Maine and am hoping that you and your husband are able to soon be provided legal recognition and validation.

    -RJ (http://amiworking.wordpress.com)

  2. Corey says:

    It’s all for you… at least it started with you. xoxox

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s