I believe nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
~ Tom Robbins
I'd like to go on the record in regards to Proposition 8.
Obviously, I've been very pleased with the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. However, being one who has many gay friends and acquaintances it troubles me that we still don't believe in equal rights and privileges for all.
It may only take time. It may be unpopular with the majority...but I don't care. If two men or two women want to make their union legal what's the big deal? We're talking about a legal union. Religious unions and ceremonies can be left for the churches, synagogues, and centers to decide. That is why we supposedly have a separation of church and state.
I remember having an honest discussion with one of my friends, who happens to be gay, a while back, and he told me that he would never wish being gay on anyone. However, he knew at a very young age that he was different, and the pain of suppressing his feelings carried more weight than trying to fit into a mold that wasn't true.
Really, at the end of the day, who are we to judge?
I don't care how you slice it, or dice it, people are born this way. Why deny a group of people the chance to celebrate love, union and commitment if they so choose?
Simply put, there are many shades of gray. Yeah, we may feel comfortable with making every issue black and white...but the world doesn't work that way.
Never has, never will.