A recent Republican debate featured a question about gays and lesbians, focused on marriage. Each person stated that g/l marriage was not a 'right', was somehow threatening, shouldn't be OK. The subtext was "these people are bad, I feel threatened".".
these same people, the debaters, would swear on a stack of bibles that they are God-fearing Christians. (I never understood why it was important to fear God. Isn't God supposed to be all-loving and forgiving. never mind, that's for another post).
I'm a lesbian. I'm not a threat to anyone. My marriage is good, solid, not legal. As we near the 28 year mark, I can't help but remember that 1 out of 2 marriages - the legal ones - end in divorce. What is so sacrosanct? How is my marriage a threat? How are two people living in suburban America in love, sharing a house and so forth, undermining the happiness of anyone else?
I felt sad listening to the debate, sad that somehow there remains a percentage of people whose prejudice causes them to think negatively of people like me. I have a brother who feels the same way. How sad is that?! Fortunately, the rest of my family don't share his prejudice.
Gays and lesbians want the same thing everyone else wants - to live in peace, to pursue love and happiness, to find a special someone with whom to share the days, years, decades. If that somehow causes Rick Santorum to lose some sleep, well, frankly, he's the one with the problem.