I once had a discussion with a boy my age on an airplane about religion. I’m Jewish and he was an extreme Christian (maybe catholic?), to put it mildly. Given that fact, it is easy to imagine why he was so antiabortion and against gay marriage. I argued for gay mariage to be allowed. Humans are allowed to be happy, as long as it doesn’t interfere with human rights or ends up in murder. Our discussion has been prominent in my mind lately, which is why I thought I should share my perspective on the touchy subject.
Are you allowed to be happy? If someone made you happy, no matture the gender, would you want to be around them? Are you not allowed to marry your other half, even if your other half is of the same gender?
The day of your marriage is said to be the happiest day of your life. Why would you ever prohibit someone from being that happy with someone else? Recently, and not so recently, there have been quite a few stories on the news where a judge would not marry a gay or lesbian couple. Why? It is no different than marrying a man and a women together. A human partnering with another human being for life should not be prohibited.
There is nothing wrong with someone who is gay or lesbian. They are just as average or normal as you or me. It seems to me that many people feel that they are inferior, that there is something in their brains that makes them attracted to the “wrong” gender. Who has the right to say what is right and what is wrong? Everything in life is relative, so unless you are gay or lesbian yourself, you have no right to judge or prohibit such a relationship from existing.
The only reason why people have such a problem with this version of marriage is because of what their bible tells them. Most of the time, especially with gay marriage, the only reason behind this kind of hate is from what a bible says is right or wrong. Forget Jesus for a moment! Forget Moses, Aaron, and Miriam! Forget Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Forget Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah for a moment! What is a non-religious reason, based on set of morals that was not influenced by the bible, of why a man cannot be happily married to another man or a woman with a woman? Most people can’t come up with a logical, well founded reason that has nothing to do with the bible. “Because it’s not right” doesn’t count as an answer. Why isn’t it right? Usually because of what they were taught, which comes from the bible.
I would raise concern when a human tries to partner with another organism. I would agree on this subject; the marriage between a human and another type of animal is crossing an invisible line. However, a human-to-human relationship/marriage is perfectly normal, healthy, and acceptable.
With all of the corruption, pain, and treachery in the world, it is difficult to be happy. No matter who you’re attracted to, find happiness. When you find the person who brings you the most joy in life, run to them. Run, hold their hand, and never let it go. When you find happiness, when you find the person you want to live your life with, never let them go. This assumes that you’re in a healthy relationship; if it is not, then a divorce might be necessary. In any case, find happiness and never let it go. If you do let it go, you might never be able to find it again. You have the right to be with the person you want to be with, no matter the gender.
This is why I find gay marriage to be acceptable. If you are reading this and you are gay or lesbian, then go forth into the world without fear. You, as a human being, are entitled to be happy, so go find the person who makes you the happiest.
If you agree, or disagree, it would be illuminating to know why in the comments bellow.