My Thoughts on Gay Marriage
Recently, my advisory has been discussing sexuality and ideas that relate to the upcoming AIDS week. One idea I have been particularly intrigued with is gay marriage, as it has been a topic of fierce debate recently on the news. From a personal standpoint, I see nothing wrong with gay people or the prospect of their relationships. Of course, I am not the voice of God, nor do I want at all to force my opinion on anyone. But, I do intend (or rather it is required)to give reasons for my thinking, and ultimately it is up to the reader whether he/she agrees with me or not.
Alright, I suppose I should start with my initial thinking. Plainly and simply, back when I was a younger lad, I used to believe anything out-of-the-ordinary was an abomination and should be ridded of this earth. Tattoos, for example, I though were creepy and stupid. Smokers were even worse, and I could have no respect for people who were addicts. However, as I have grown older, I realized the world is not so black-and-white; it is more or less grey. Some of the wisest adults I know have "I love mom" embedded on their arms, and I understand smoking is very hard to quit, with some people being forced to do it our of peer pressure. So, I have applied that kind of thinking to gay marriage. Maybe when I was 10, I would have cried or screamed at seeing two men kissing each other. But now, I realize that gayness is much more intricate, and may not even be a "deficiency". There is no scientific proof to state that being gay is a negative choice, and even if people do decide to become gay, that's just like deciding to have a tattoo. Its their lives, and as long as their happy, I should have no negative thinking to make them act otherwise.
As for other reasons why I think gay marriage should be legal, it simply is illogical to make attempts to block it. Whether or not we prevent gay people from technically tying the knot, they'll inevitably love and live together. I know it sounds cheesy and optimistic, but human emotions (i.e. love and compassion) always exist, despite any external attempts to circumvent those feelings. Furthermore, in regards to what Churches think, I don't think they should care at all. They are considered private institutions, and don't have to marry gay people if they don't want to; gay couples can marry elsewhere.
Well, that's just my two cents. Once again, I really don't want to argue or debate with anyone, but am just giving my somewhat educated and logistical viewpoint.