Yay or nay for gay? (Same sex marriages)

25 Jul

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.

Why though?

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.

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2 Responses to “Yay or nay for gay? (Same sex marriages)”

  1. Sacha Black July 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Hey, love your blog, I totally agree, but just to let you know that a civil partnership does not have exactly the same status in law. Firstly, and obviously it isn’t ‘marriage’ there are gender and sexual connotations to the words they use, so when going to see the register I was told outright that she would not refer to us as ‘wife’ during the ceremony. Also some private pensions do not transfer, so there are a few inequality issues left with CP’s.

    The thing is, ‘marriage’ is a social construction anyway. It’s only there because society gives it the power anyway. But anyway I think it’s great that Scotland are legalising it. 🙂

    • The Fiddler Scribbler July 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      Thank you! Yeah I was aware there were some differences but wasn’t entirely sure on all of them so didn’t really go into it.

      It’s great that Scotland’s leading the way, it’s expected the rest of the UK will follow suit by 2015, but you can never be sure when it comes to new laws being passed. All it needs is a large part of the population to voice concerns over it, and we’re back to square one! Unfortunately these days it’s often ‘policies for popularity,’ rather than policies for the general good.

      But once again, thank you! I’ll finish my dinner and have a ‘ganders’ at your blog!

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