If we were in 1975 I’d say the gay marriage bill would have passed because gay men were fabulous – because most gay men were in the movie or theatre industry. Well… not really –that’s a stereotype. I don’t want to spend too long describing what a gay man is like, just look at a man. There you go – all that changes? He likes men. So now that we have a grasp of what the LGBT-C is all about, after we realise it’s not 1975 anymore and that we now can do something to make this world more equal – what do we do? We debate on whether we pass the gay (Equal!) marriage bill or not. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (have you? how is it down there?) for the past few months you must have heard about the bill that is being debated right now in the British parliament.
You would think that with all the public and political support for the cause it wouldn’t even be a debatable cause, you’d think it would pass – but oh no. The British Parliament has some (too many) people who apparently live on Mars and continue to oppose the bill, bringing it close to a collapse yesterday. So how do you explain to them that this is about equality? It’s not pro-gay, it’s pro-human. Just because the discrimination against the gay community formed the “LGBT” acronym doesn’t mean that’s how it stands. It should stand as P for people or SLGBTC for Straight Lesbian Gay Bisexual transsexual Confused… people. Because who is anyone to tell you who you should be, how you should stand and who you should love?
And gay marriage doesn’t harm straight marriage if that is your argument, even if you’d want me to agree that marriage is between a man and a woman, how does allowing two women to marry of any harm to someone else’s marriage? How will you stand against a child having a family that loves him? Hey, I am not saying that all gay marriages will be happy, I am not saying there won’t be divorces(as we’ve covered, we are all people, although Massachusetts, which became the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the USA in 2008. Its divorce rate declined by 21% between 2003 and 2008) but there will be new families for children who don’t have one – and only that should make MPs who oppose the bill to reconsider before the next time they are at a fundraiser for children without families.
And we all know it is the right thing to do, but if you don’t, look to your greedy side, passing this bill will even boost the economy – so now, what do you think? You’re still not convinced? I’ll leave it to Ellen. She will tell you about the fact we’re all the same, and that just like black people were given a right to vote, just like they had to fight for equality (Civil Rights movement), just like women (girl, you had no right to vote) were given the right to vote, we the people give ourselves liberties and sometimes we the people are scared of losing these liberties that have become traditions to other people who will come and fight for new causes, so we the people as a human race must see that the right thing to do right now is pass this bill, and we the people must be ready for the next big thing, and we must then respond with the same spirit as we will do now, for progress and equality.
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