Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
My views on “gay marriage” are the same as my views on “straight marriage.” It’s marriage plain and simple, and if you prohibit a sector of society that is fully capable of making their own decisions from participating in a societal right, that is discrimination. I’m not into discrimination; are you?
Marriage in this country is tied up in decisions affecting a spouse’s health and well-being and financial issues. There is no reason why these issues should be different for same-sex couples than they are opposite-sex couples. Health and finances have no bearing on the gender of a spouse. The legal institution of marriage is NOT the same as the religious institution; I see no reason why the religious sector has any bearing on this issue at all.
- Gay Or Straight, Marriage Matters — For Taxes (pinkbananaworld.com)
- A Transgender Woman Fights for Straight Marriage Rights in Hong Kong (gayrights.change.org)