Booyah Bitches! California now the 6th state allowing gay marriage! They begin August 18th!!!!!!!
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I’m a little late to the party but the overturning of Prop 8 is AMAZING! I can barely contain how I feel about this!
“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.”
There is only one word for this (well I can think of a lot because this is AMAZING NEWS) is validation. It validates who we are as individuals. Looking back at my journey (which is still in process) in life and being gay I like to think I do a pretty good job at ignoring the negative views against the gay community. When I first came out of the closet I remember mentally telling myself that life would not always be kind; that I was a minority, and while there are people out there that support who I am and being gay and will love me even if I am gay, there is a population out there that are hateful and hurtful. There are people out there willing to physically harm me because they believe they are superior to who I am because of who I love and have sex with. I had to remind myself that there is also verbal and mental abuse that comes with being a minority too. Thankfully, there has never been any physical abuse, but the verbal and mental abuse runs abundantly. I/we work hard to avoid and not listen to these verbal and mental attacks from people and I like to think I’ve weathered the storm decently. But, I realized that after a while those verbal attacks wear on you unconsciously. Do you know what it feels like to be called a sinner, to be told you’re going to hell, to be compared with bestiality and pedophilia? You spend so much time trying to avoid and not listen to those comparisons and unconsciously they stick with you. It’s hurtful and still harm. It’s exhausting to hear and wears you down. Sticks and stones can break my bones and names do hurt me.
This ruling helps validate who we are and what that we deserve the same decent rights as anyone else. We are not asking for special privileges. We are asking for the same privileges that our straight counter parts have. This ruling also states very clearly to those vicious individuals out there full of hate and verbal abuse that while they can get away with their vile language and messages of hate we will not stand by and take the abuse. The tides are beginning to change and they will continue to change in the future!
Full ruling here!