This morning, I was again reading about the battle in Massachusetts to try to get rid of same-sex marriage. I just can't understand why so many people feel so threatened.
The Bible says...? Well, no one is asking you to have same-sex marriages in your church. What we want is legal equality.
The one that really burned me up recently was a guy I saw on TV who said that our having survivor benefits, etc., would be too much of a burden on the system. I see it the other way around. I know Marc and I each earn more than most American families (but we live in New York, so we stay poor anyhow). I want all of those straight families to stop leeching off of OUR tax dollars!!!
Too much of a burden on the system? Hey, asshole, I pay taxes, too! Plenty of taxes! Who the fuck are you to stand in the way of my partner of 11 years getting benefits if I die? Who is anyone to say he can't visit me in the hospital? How dare these people!
I used to be somewhat indifferent to this issue. I figured civil unions might be fine. But not now! Now I'm pissed, and I'm going to support gay marriage, just to piss off the narrow-minded bigots!
BTW, we will win this battle. It may take time, but the outcome is clear. One day, all of these people will be seen in history as what they are. Serves them right!