Sunday, August 30, 2009

walking the aisle

On the issue of gay rights, I continue to strongly support civil marriage. It is wrong or our civil laws to deny any American the basic right to be part of a family, to have loved ones with whom to build a future and share life's joys and tears, and to be free from the stain of bigotry and discrimination.

~ Ted Kennedy ~
(in 2005)

I've finally figured out some potential responses to someone who is anti-gay marriage....

Do you want to marry one of the members of the couple who are wanting to get married?



...what business is it of yours?

Civil rights are civil rights. They belong to all.

Churches, however, have the right to make decisions based upon their doctrine, tenets, statement of faith--whatever. And isn't it interesting that churches are taking the lead in this matter.

Imagine that.


Carrie Wilson Link said...

I just don't get the anti sentiments whatsoever.

rebecca said...

Amen, Sistah. Excellent post. It's no one's business who we marry, who is our family, who we love as consenting adults.

margie said...

my comment seems to have fallen into the ditch. i will start over. i agree whole heartedly. no one has the right to interfere with another's right to happiness and love. particularly when the act has no impact whatsoever on anyone else. live and let live, life is too short. excellent post. hope you are feeling well these days!