Saw this video today, made me cry. ): I have always just thought that the government should stay out of marriage. People can have their beliefs, that’s fine. I just feel like if people want to be commited to each other and share their life, why not? Why does it make some people so mad? Who cares! It would not affect me if gay marriage was legalized. Anyways, here’s the vid… prepare for heartache.
What makes the North Carolina Amendment so especially infuriating is that gay marriage in NC was already illegal! If this amendment had not passed, gay people still would not be able to get married in the state. What the Amendment did do, though, is make it so gay people will never be allowed to have legally recognized civil unions or domestic partnerships either. And not just gay people, but everyone in the state. This means that something like this could now easily happen to some friends of mine who are a straight couple who don’t want to get married but are partners for life and have a family and a daughter. Gay people in NC never had any rights to take away, which is insane, but more insane is that some straight couples in the state just lost some of their rights because of a vote by the majority.
Gay marriage will happen across the country. Eventually. It’s frustrating that it hasn’t happened before now, and that there is such a fight and struggle, and that things like this probably happen all the time across the country. But, we just have to keep fighting. Obama publically coming out in support of gay marriage while running for re-election is huge, but there’s so much left to do. Everyone should be allowed equal rigts and protections under the law. Everyone. And until that happens, we have to keep shouting and fighting and educating and campaigning and volunteering and fighting.
@scottsouth: This is what I try to explain to people. If the government can tell gay people they can’t get married, whats stopping them from takin away all marriage? Or forcing marriage? It is not the governments place. If there are people who are gay and they want to get married that is their choice.
Wow. I saw this video a few days ago posted on Facebook by a close friend of Shane’s. I knew Shane in high school, we went to theater camp together and I remember talking to my friend last year around the time all of this was happening. Im proud of him for making the video, and I hope it has a true impact on people. Thanks for posting and spreading his message.