e_galston wrote:i want to know how me being able to marry the person i love and have it recognized by the government like every straight person's marriage is a bad thing??? I'm a citizen of the united states, have lived here all my life, but because i happened to be born gay it makes me (until last week) a second class citizen in this country. Why should i have to live my life in secret, or hide who i am to have my relationship recognized. Me being in a relationship with a consenting adult is NOT the same as someone in a relationship with an animal who last i checked cant give consent, or someone who rapes children. Gay does NOT equal pedophile. Gay people are attracted to people of the same sex, pedophiles are by definition attracted to children. They are NOT the same. Please stop comparing gay people to pedophiles its fucking insulting.
Simply because having the government "recognize" straight marriage is a bad thing.
Why do you feel the need to have an external authority figure validate your marriage?
And as important, stop giving the government the authority to tell you how to live.
Trust me, I am for marriage equality. I simple believe that equality should be reached by removing the special privileges carved out previously for straight married people and now extended to gay married people.
People are people: single, married, black, white, gay, straight. Stop trying to segregate them.
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