Last week, the Supreme Court found that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment allows for gay marriage. This is welcomed as a victory for civil rights.
This blog provides motivation and encouragement to men and boys who have been bullied, broken down, and told that they do not represent the image of the ideal "real man." Thanks to the alphaganda, generations grew up believing that gay was the worst thing a man could be. Accordingly, I must support gay marriage.
Any man or woman who is ready to make such an exclusive commitment should have the right to do so. And if he feels naturally in love with another man, or she feels naturally in love with another woman, then let them marry.
The slippery slope others fear does not exist. This cannot lead to incestuous marriages, as their offspring would have unnatural deformities. This is why there are already laws prohibiting such relationships, with or without marriage. Neither can it lead to pedophilic marriages, since children are not prepared for marriage.
Marriage is, and always will be, a relationship for two consenting adults. Not three, not seven, but just two. This is more of the same.
The gay community has suffered from bullying, due in no small part, to the notion that a "real man" is not gay. Many victims of bullying have been called gay so many times, due to their perceived weaknesses, that they begin to question whether or not they are.
This decision, in granting the right to marry, puts gays on equal footing with straight men, at least in this sense. I applaud and celebrate this.
Just one caveat - you still have to respect other people's rights too. If someone else is not yet comfortable with the fact that you have these rights, you can't force them to be comfortable. This isn't 1984 and you're not the Thought Police. If a bakery has reservations about baking a cake for a gay wedding, then tell them how wrong they are, with some choice words thrown in, and find a bakery that is willing to do it. You don't get to ruin someone else because they say no, just like they don't get to ruin you for being yourself. If they're not attacking you, but simply disagreeing with you, emotional maturity requires that you not engage that battle. Don't make yourself worse than them.
It is now the law of the land that gays have a right to marry. Nobody can take that right away. But with rights come responsibilities. Use them wisely.
I EXIST. I MATTER. I BELONG. I DESERVE.