A Democratic Discussion

Dominic Baez

Another week, another issue that leaves me seething and close to a physical, violent lashing out. Yeah, I get that angry sometimes.
Right now, I am waist-deep in my Information Gathering paper, which deals with gay marriage. Over the last several LONG weeks, I have discovered that people have no idea as to whether or not they support gay marriage, much less gay rights in general. I have no problem with that; it’s a confusing topic, especially if you have nothing to do with it. It’s when I find Web sites such as www.heterosexualbreeding.com that I become incensed with rage; how could people so ignorant?
I know people have their own values and beliefs, and I completely respect that. However, when people start claiming that 50 percent of all heterosexual divorces are caused by “homos” and they show no evidence whatsoever, that’s when I have a problem. That is a ridiculous allegation to make just because you don’t in gay marriage. I support a person’s right to believe what he or she wants to say, but I passionately and wholeheartedly disagree when those same people force their opinions onto others.
OK, so I’m a liberal hippy, and I totally support gay marriage, but I believe in gay marriage because of equality. Restricting same-sex couples from marriage is restricting them from protecting their families, their loved one and even themselves. Who in their right mind thinks that’s right? I believe Sen. Hillary Clinton had it right when she said, “I think I have an opportunity to reverse the concerted assault on people. It wasn’t just on people’s rights; it was on people. It was demeaning; it was mean-spirited. And that will end.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t believe people should be discriminated against because they are gay. Who are we to judge? Trust me, though; I have met some amazing same-sex couples that would put most straight couples to shame.
I know this type of radical idealism is not extremely common, but it still infuriates me when I think that there are still people in this world, in this county, that believe homosexuals are inferior simply because they’re gay. Believe me, I can find much better reasons to deem someone inferior, and none of them depend on whether he likes boys better than girls.
But hey: Don’t take my word for it. Everyone has their own opinion; it’s why I’m writing this blog. Let me know how you feel. But until then, remember this: Think for yourself. It’s normally the best course of action.

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