Following the announcement of the SNP (Scottish National Party) that they plan to pass a bill allowing gay marriages in Scotland, once again there has been strong opposition against this.
Some argue that a civil partnership legally isn’t that much different from a marriage. It entitles the gay partners to have exactly the same rights as a married couple in areas such as inheritance, pensions provision, life assurance, child maintenance, next of kin and immigration rights. So what’s the big deal right? If it’s pretty much just the same, where’s the problem? Why change it? It’s only different wording for the same thing.
Well… That is the point. Why does it need to be this different wording? It’s actually a fucking disgrace that we have laws against it. Who are we to tell people they can’t marry? Who are we to say ‘this relationship means more because they’re of opposite sex?’ Why ANYONE should have opposition to this I don’t understand. Why should you care about other people’s marriages? If they are happy and this is what they want to do, then let them, it doesn’t affect you, it has nothing to do with you.
If this was a law against people marrying a foreign person or a black person, there would be outrage. It would be a racist crime. So why is it there against gay marriage? Surely that’s a homophobic crime? A hate crime.
By telling them ‘they can’t do this,’ you’re telling them they’re different. That they don’t deserve the same rights as you, a straight person. Honestly it’s ridiculous. People have different sexual preferences, they always have, they always will. It doesn’t make them ‘animals’ or ‘unnatural.’ It’s rather ironic that the institute that voices the strongest opposition, the Catholic Church, has a horrific history of an actual crime, pedophilia. Catholic priests have been sexually abusing young children in their care for generations and the worst part about it all is the subsequent ‘covering up’ of it by the Vatican. This ‘morally right’ organisation that speaks ‘the word of God,’ has a massive problem with same sex marriages, yet has allowed priests they know have abused children to remain in their positions of trust, whereby they can commit further crimes and thus take a child’s innocence and potential chance of a happy future.
This. Is. Wrong.
If someone wants to marry a carrot, and that carrot wants to marry them, then that’s their decision. They can make it. It shouldn’t be for us or our laws to decide on it. When the law does finally change to allow it, many will see it as a victory for the gay community. But that’s bullshit, it’s not. It’s a demonstration that our so called ‘forward thinking, accepting society’ is finally on it’s way to becoming that, and surely… that’s a victory for all.