I'm not going to say anything that's popular or trendy at the moment. I'm more than likely going to ruffle some feathers. Really though, do you expect anything less from me?
While we're begging for rights, we're forgetting they're really just privileges that are being granted to us that can be taken away again at any moment that the Psychopaths In Charge deem appropriate. I'm not into celebrating that and have another angle to look at things from.
Let me begin with saying, I don't care who anyone loves or who people want to marry. I have gay friends, have since I was very young. In fact, sexuality in general is not an issue for me. I truly don't care what you do behind closed doors.
I don't believe that anyone needs to ask permission, and truly, they never ever needed to in order to make the commitments of marriage to one another. What they were looking for was the benefits that come with the union granted by the state, but I'm going to take it one step further. Justice for all or freedom is for none.
Most mean well with their show of solidarity. And yet I can't help but feel as though this is another trap, one where privileges granted can and will be taken away when it's no longer serving the powers that be.
So what is this really all about? Is it about love and marriage? Hardly.
It's all about the benefits...this really has so much less to do with the marriage itself and more to do with the benefits.
Anyone can get married in one way or another without needing permission. But everyone getting married wants to be recognized so that they can get the benefits of the union through taxes.
What if two single moms or dad's wanted to move into together in order to help each other out in life and form some sort of community, in one of the smallest forms? It's not a traditional family but still they are supporting each other. Nothing sexual, just a union based on fellowship and mutual understanding, friendship and the ability to help one another. Should they not be eligible for the same benefits as any couple?
What if the elderly decided to move in with each other to make things easier on them and for fellowship.
Do you not think that these scenarios would garner the same need and right to benefits and any other 'couple'.
You see, I see this all as flawed.
We base all of our rules, laws and morals on books and religions and status quo. Not common sense and decency for basic human life.
So while everyone makes their profiles all rainbow-delight, I'll be sitting over here waiting for TRUE equality.
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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