Apparently this week I've decided to share all my political commentary with you guys.
By the way - I LOVED reading all of your responses to my post on Monday about abortion and parental notification. There was NO name calling and SO many well-thought out and well-articulated responses. Thank you!!! A lot of you expressed my opinion in the comments better than I did in the original post! Haha. I have the best readers evahhh!
So today I'm moving on to gay marriage. (side note: The more I write on this blog the more liberal I sound.... if I write next week that I bought a pair of Birkenstocks or Toms, someone please hold an intervention! hahaha).
Tuesday night voters in Maine voted to reject a state law that would have allowed same-sex marriage.
I understand why people disagree with the death penalty. I understand why people want universal health care. I understand why people are pro-choice. I understand why people want to raise taxes on the wealthy. I don't agree with those views, but I really do understand why people feel the way that they do. Those things have a direct impact on people's lives.
WHY do people feel so strongly against gay marriage?
I even understand why people don't care... if it doesn't affect you, then who cares?
What I just DO NOT understand is why people feel so strongly AGAINST gay marriage.
My thoughts on gay marriage can basically be summed up by the facebook group "Against gay marriage? Then don't get one and shut the fuck up."
Can anyone please explain to me WHY people care?
50% of heterosexual marriages end in divorce anyway, maybe we should ban all marriages? Or ban divorces? Or here's an idea - let's repeal the marriage tax break. That would help out with the enormous budget problems we have. Or maybe we should give single people a tax break to discourage marriage? Maybe then there wouldn't be so many divorces.
Would love to hear your thoughts... feel free to agree or disagree with me. And as always - please no name calling. We're all entitled to our opinions.