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.