I loves my Ray. Maybe someday we can get married.
Since last October, I have attended three weddings. All requiring airfare. While, I’m thrilled my straight friends and family are experiencing the joys (and legal benefits) of marriage, I’m starting to get a little pissed off that I am denied that same joy.
My brother knew his wife for about seven months before they tied the knot. A quick walk down the aisle and they instantly receive social and legal benefits. Ray and I have lived together for almost fifteen years in the exact same manner as my brother and his wife (with the exception of our genitalia and what we do with it) and we get nothing. We jointly pay property tax, get involved with community events and live on our combined incomes. It’s our turn to get married. We’re already married!
I’ve heard some people argue that gay people are asking for special rights. Well that’s just wrong. I don’t want special rights, I just want the same rights straight people have. I’d venture to say the straight people have the special rights in this case.
And don’t even get me started on “protecting” marriage. Almost half the married people out there get divorced. Our friends got married in Chicago a few years ago. They’ve since split up. I want some protection over paying to fly out there. I want protection over the nice serving platter we gave them. We spent a lot of money on their wedding! Where’s our reimbursement check? What really frosts me is that if my newly divorced friends meet someone new, they can just run out and get married all over again! I have two different friends who have been married three times. That’s a lot of plane tickets and serving platters. Why aren’t we protecting marriage from that?
California is dealing with Prop 8 and here in Arizona, we have Prop 102. Please vote against this supposed protection of marriage. It’s a crock of shit.