On my most recent trip from Van Buren, Arkansas to Oak Park, Michigan over the last few days the radio stations have been falling all over themselves to report on the recent passing of legislation to allow “Same Sex Marriage”.
From all the coverage this has garnered you’d think this event would be considered earth moving.
I’m not bashing the gays. Don’t get all excited. I believe that people have the right to live their lives in a manner that allows them to be happy and fulfilled in this life.
The divorce rate of gays will eventually reach the norms of statistics for heterosexual marriages. Let’s face it, people are people no matter what. Love in any combination is fraught with pitfalls. Staying married to the same person for decades is a challenge all on its own.
Take Joe and I for example. Who would have ever thought we would be looking at 23 years together this August? I didn’t! I mean, truthfully….six months with the same man was like a prison sentence of life with no possibility of parole. So it boggles my mind that this guy still loves me after all these years and it stupefies me that he can still make my heart go pitty pat at the drop of a hat. I am very fortunate.
So all this excitement and clamor over same sex marriage is beyond me. These marriages are no different from traditional marriages. Infidelity, spousal abuse, and growing out of touch with your spouse are not just common place to traditional marriages. These things will be challenges for same sex marriages, too. As I said before – people are people.
The thing that I don’t understand is all the hoopla!
This event, in the scheme of historical events, is a blip on the map of historical human rights movements. That is my opinion anyway.
The gays have been struggling to be acknowledged and accepted for a mere 30 or so years.
Consider the 100 PLUS year struggle women had to go through in the US and UK to be known as more than chattel or a man’s property! Don’t believe me? Take a look at this historical timeline of the women’s movement.
Black men were acknowledged and given the right to be legally known as having value long before women finally had that right. Women were the activists to bring about that change in our history during their battle to be known as EQUALS.
Don’t get the wrong idea here. I’m no “bra burning” man basher nor am I a gay basher.
I am a woman who thinks that as far as “gonads” and intestinal fortitude goes the human rights movement has progressed BECAUSE of women.
I’ll get off my soap box now.