Love is Love

Last Election Day, I wrote a post about marriage equality. It was a big deal to me, especially because the Maine legislature had already voted in favor of same sex marriage in 2009 before a ballot referendum resulted in a "people's veto" of this important law. It felt like our state's second chance to do the right thing.

Now that the issue is on a national stage, I feel much the same way, which is this:

I remember when I was growing up, I thought it was incredibly odd that my parents remembered segregation and the civil rights movement of the 60's. I was all, "dude, you guys are super old. That was, like, ages ago." Except that to them, it really wasn't. And in the grand scheme of American history, it really wasn't. Now, in 2012, on a day where I cast my vote in favor of a second term for our first African-American president, I want the same for my kids.
 
Here's what I mean. By the time my kids are in grade school, I want them to think marriage equality is a given. I want them to make snarky comments about how archaic and antiquated the thought process by which you tell Americans who they are and are not allowed to marry is. I want that so badly it hurts.
 
I generally do not talk politics socially – I do not think it is polite, and I am not particularly passionate or well informed about many political issues. But this marriage equality thing doesn't feel political – it feels like a human rights issue.  (You can read the rest of the original marriage equality post here.)
 
Three little words about three little words – Love is Love.

 

Comments

  1. I agree on all fronts. Last night I even got annoyed that this whole darn thing is even going on..because of a few decision makers who don't have a clue what's going on in the world. And then I got really happy that this whole thing is going on – for our children and our children's children.

  2. High Five on this one! I couldn't agree more with everything you wrote. It feels like we are on the verge of real positive change on this issue. We may not be where we need to be yet…but we're at least moving in the right directionl. Love is Love indeed! Stopping by from SITS.

  3. God, I so hope you are right. I so hope that our children do not come to see this as monumental…I hope they grow up realizing that love is love. So well said. :)-The Dose Girls

  4. Kristen says:

    Look how far Maine came in just a few short years!

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