Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I stand for equality and... a common sense

Today, the Supreme Court of the United Stats is listening to the arguments on marriage equality and whether or not same-sex couples should be allowed to get married under the constitution. The final decision should be made by late June.

In a meantime there is a movement on social media to change profile pictures over to the Equality sign.

What do I think about marriage? How is is different than gay marriage?

Personally I don't understand  the big talk about sanctity of the marriage. Everyone who was married for few years knows that there are more sanity than sanctity issues :-) Marriage is a mix of love, trust, partnership, bunch of compromise, ups and downs, everyday drama mixed with everyday routine (especially when raising the kids). Why would I like to deny the right to that to anyone?!  I also don't believe is an absurd statement that marriage is to procreate.  If that was true then marriages between older or infertile couples would be against the rules.  I wonder how many of people who scream about sanctity of marriage got a divorce or were unfaithful to their spouses. I bet quite a few.

Proposition 8 made enough damage to the civil  rights. I hope that people will stand up for an equality. Why we should think less of a human being based on a sexual orientation?  It sounds similar to denying human rights to blacks, jews, or females. Thankfully we managed to change that dark parts of history.  I hope to see my kids to grow up in the world where ban on same sex marriage will sound equally ridiculous as ban on interracial marriage.
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.  ~ Martin Niemöller 

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