Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Not You, It's Me

It's Not You, It's Me

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The last week or so, there has been a lot of talk about gay marriage and equality with the court ruling coming up. This article talks about how straight people and their relationships are affected by gay people and their relationships. Basically it goes on to say that the reason gay marriage shouldn't be okay is because it will cause straight marriages to lose meaning and spouses will "start ignoring their children, cheating on one another and getting divorced." 

In my opinion, this is a load of bologna. Growing up in Seattle, WA I'm used to a very large gay community and I can say for a fact that what they do or what they believe in has no effect on my views. Whether you agree with it or not, it shouldn't have an effect on your life and relationships. People who use this argument seem like they are just projecting their relationship problems onto the gay community. Obviously this is not of the same magnitude, but projecting ones problems is part of the reason for anti-semitism and the beginning of the holocaust.

My opinion on this article was not meant to be for or against gay marriage but to point out an interesting way our society views certain rights. We don't give reasons as to why the actual right is bad but how it affects us. I think this is something that clouds our understanding of the rights themselves and the affect on the people it regards. It is a very selfish way of viewing human rights and it is a problem that has plagued our culture for decades.

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