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Blog: Same-Sex Marriage, Finally

Maryland promotes Same-Sex Marriage and joins nine other states.

It has been a constant battle throughout the years of discrimination and disgust but the time of respect and equality has finally come. Maryland joined seven other states and the District of Colombia in approving same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage has been controversial for quite some time now, 15 years to be precise. There have been those who have clearly defined marriage between a male and a female, which is clearly defined in the Bible. Homosexuals and lesbians are people, too, but why do we pose them as a threat to us straight people if they are not harming us? Love is based on the affection two have for each other, who are we to judge those with different love standards as someone who is attracted to the opposite sex? Personally, I am astounded that there has constantly been discrimination towards someone different from one self in this case.

One of the nice things about same-sex marriage is, it actually makes it really easy for children to get adopted. Because of their inability to create an offspring, this allows them to adopt an unwanted child who hasn’t felt love or the warm touch from a cherished parent. Some people think about the way it looks, but forget about the way it feels to be held by someone who loves them. And actually, in sociological matters, we observe marriage as more about producing offspring and having a normal sexual relation. But if this is the case, then this would suggest that women who are infertile are not allowed to be wed.

The same-sex marriage law will be allowed after the date of January 1, 2013. Because we are the ninth state to have passed the law, I can only hope for more states to want to approve this in future polls. Maryland has taken their step forward and now we await other states. This question being passed is not just a vote for us but a vote for others, a vote for freedom to love. And who are we to judge those in love? Passing this law was our first step in seeing ourselves in someone else’s shoes and putting on and one together, literally. This is the generation of acceptance of those who are different; whether it be race, political party, or love-interests. America was one the Land of the Free, now it is the Land of the Free. Freedom to love whomever we choose.

 

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Native November 28, 2012 at 07:51 PM
"a constant battle throughout the years of discrimination and disgust" It's also been a constant battle against those trying to impose they're will against those of us that don't believe in it! "Same-sex marriage has been controversial for quite some time now, 15 years to be precise." Sorry, but it's been controversial for centuries. Only recently has society lowered it's standards.
Melissa Delgado November 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM
It's funny cause I rly thought it was controversial for centuries too, but my Communications professor told me it was 15 years ago..
Native November 28, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Don't believe everything professors tell you.
Kathy November 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM
It wasn't "controversial" for centuries, because it just wasn't allowed or considered. It has only been controversial for about the last 15 years, because that was when the gay community started lobbying for it. And the law is not about allowing two people to love each other--that cannot be legislated. It is about basic fairness under the law. If the state is going to regulate marriage (instead of leaving it as purely a religious institution) then they have to treat all its citizens fairly. And the law does not impose anything against anyone. No provision in the law requires someone to marry a member of the same sex. It just no longer allows the people who do not approve of gay marriage to impose "their" will on gay persons who wish to marriage.
Rick Jones November 29, 2012 at 01:39 PM
There is noting new or progressive about the "new way" which teaches that tolerance equals freedom and equality and that intolerance and discrimination are disgusting sins because they deny others respect for their right to be free. Does a human being deserve less respect or have have less of a right to be free than even a dog? Heaven and O'Malley himself forbid it! Thousands of years ago, this "new" religious teaching was more advanced than it is today. In those days, the restrictive family comprised of man, woman and child that later became the foundation of modern society was of no value whatsoever. Liberty and freedom reigned supreme and had to be ensured for all. Truth was not absolute but was relative and thus total tolerance meant total freedom and total respect for the ways of others. In the glorious utopia of old, the carnal pleasures of sodomy, incest, pedophilia, group sex and even bestiality were all commonplace. Yes Maryland, we have come a long way backwards in our fight for freedom but our journey is not yet complete.

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