A good friend of mine, Riayn, posted a blog entry earlier today that left me flabbergasted. An elderly gay couple in the US who had gone to extraordinary lengths to set up the best legal support of each other they could were totally used, abused, and destroyed by the local council. They had it all, they had it all stolen from them, all because of bigotry and homophobia. Treated worse than they would have been were they just single, separate people.
This kind of thing is atrocious and everyone involved deserves to have the book thrown at them. It is a horrendous abuse of human rights, and EXACTLY the reason why we NEED equal rights for gay people when it comes to marriage.
Civil Unions are quite simply not enough. For as long as we have legalised discrimination and bigotry we will have it wrong. The governments who are opposing this are an embarrassment to us, our country, and our species. We need to put an end to this inhumane behaviour now. Equality should be for all, not just for some.
Please, go read Riayn’s blog now if you haven’t already, and join the cause. There are regular protests, I hope they do nothing but grow until the bigots in charge get the hint that religious bigotry isn’t a virtue, it’s something to be embarrassed about.
2 thoughts on “Why you need to support gay marriage.”
At this point in the fight, I would be happy with civil unions that had the same legal protection as marriage currently does. Yes, the naming is still discriminatory, but we desperately need that legal protection and if we can get that under a different name, so be it.
At the moment we can’t even have civil unions in Australia because apparently they “look” like marriage, which would have to be one of the stupidest arguments ever, and the government won’t allow gays anything that even looks like marriage. It’s a very sad state of affairs in this country if that is deemed an acceptable stance.