"Of course! What if my brother's gay and he wants to get married but can't because he likes someone of the same gender? And what if I couldn't get married because I happened to fall in love with a girl even though all I've wanted my whole life was to get married and have kids? That would be denying me something I've dreamed of and hoped for my whole life - it wouldn't be fair."
Thoughts were racing through my head. Who are you to have anything against gay marriage? Also who are you to say them in that way, as if they're a totally different species? Why should what you think impact someone else? Why should you take away a right from someone that you've never met? There are so many children out there who are in need of homes and loving families and I think if there are two loving parents - or even one - sexual preference has no bearing on their ability to love and care for a child.
Do the definitions of love and parent specify gender? No they do not.
(noun): 1. a strong feeling of affection for someone / 2. a great interest and pleasure in something.
(verb): 1. feel deep affection or sexual love for (someone).
(noun): 1. a person's father or mother.
(verb): 1. be or act as a mother or father to (someone).
The thing that most knocked me off my feet was that she's not religious so she really has no excuse to be so judgemental and narrow minded. It blows my mind that so many people think they have a right to dictate how the world works as well as the lives of people they've never met. You consume entertainment created by gay people every day but you don't "believe" they should be allowed the right every child is born with which is to be able to get married and have children because they fell in love with someone of the same gender? It honestly makes me so furious.
I feel like we have to educate and change narrow minds one at a time to make this world a better place. Like Harry Styles said on twitter last week: "All social change comes from the passion of individuals." I refuse to conform to a society that is so judgemental or even tolerate bigotry so I'm going to do everything I can to change people's perspectives on the world. One small mind at a time.
With lots of (equal) love,