It has been legal for gay people to marry each other now for close to a year in my state.
I’ve noticed that the strength and sanctity of my non-gay marriage remains unaffected.
However, I can’t help but notice that people are still fighting the wrong fight in places where the gay marriage debate is still ongoing:
Why, oh why, are you asking - begging, even – for your state’s permission to get married, instead of demanding to know why the hell the state is involved in marriage in the first place? Why should you have to ask the state’s permission to get married? Why have we accepted this as being the status-quo? Totally normal?
In a country that brags constantly about its freedom, why do we give the government first right of refusal when we want to commit our lives to someone that we love?