Because I live in Minnesota and there has been so much hype in the press lately about gay marriage in this state, I feel obligated to write something. Gay marriage is a difficult issue for our society, and the 2012 amendment leaves me feeling very sad.
I will keep it simple. Homophobia is based out of fear (as are all phobias). The fear is irrational and fueled by ignorance. This ignorance is harmful and takes away basic human rights from human beings.
We are obligated to educate people about human relationships, family, and being gay.
Not allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms many people. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry hurts no one. Every person in this WORLD deserves to be treated with fairness and basic human kindness. Taking this privilege away from a certain group of people makes me sick. Who do we think we are to tell people they can’t get married?!!?!
How do you plan to fight ignorance on this very important issue?
Let’s go, Minnesota. Make your vote count and vote NO on SF 1308.
UPDATE: Gay marriage is now legal in Minnesota!! So proud to call MN home!