One of my cousins just got married who is gay. I am happy for my cousin and wish her the best!
I have read lately that Obama supports gay marriage and that it is ruffling some feathers. For a number of years now, gay marriage has been legal here and life carries on just fine. Life is not static and is ever evolving with new levels of acceptance and tolerance.
What I find strange are those who marry that aren’t in love… Sometimes people marry for citizenship or a credit rating and money or power, social status… Many treat marriage like popcorn where they can’t stop at one. But again, that’s their prerogative and so be it… Hopefully they are at least mutually honest and open about their purpose with their new partner. So that is what’s strange to me and then there are marriages that are just sad which are filled with abuse and dishonesty.
There are ways people want to go through the motions and marry… some want to get married in a religious institution because they desire a religious, traditional wedding, others marry in Vegas, or at city hall. There are wonderful destination weddings… there are weddings not legally recognized with a marriage certificate. Some believe in God and some don’t. I have known people to marry in a church who don’t believe in God at all but did it to support their partner who does.
To me, if two people love each other and wish to tie the knot, however they do it, whoever they are, whatever their gender… I can’t possibly judge it. I have no right to measure their love. And no one has a right to measure my capacity to love and be loved either… Love just is.