What Part Of Equality Don’t You Understand?

LoveSeriously, I don’t get it.

The Supreme Court of the United States started to hear arguments today concerning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages until the proposition was deemed unconstitutional by both the Federal District Court in San Francisco and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Consequently, the social interwebs are abuzz with activity on the subject, and many of my Facebook friends and I have temporarily changed our profile photos to the marriage equality symbol you see above, as sign of solidarity with our LGBTQ friends.

Still, one of my “friends” posted on Facebook that he disagrees, accompanied by this graphic:

inequality

And you know, I find that absolutely stunning.

I mean, what kind of people come right out and say that they are in favor of discriminating against a certain other group of people and believe that said group of people do not deserve the same rights as everyone else?

Exactly! And so, I wonder how my “friend” feels about being in that company.

Whenever I think about this issue, I always think of that document that means so much to so many Americans across the entire political spectrum, irregardless of party affiliation, the Declaration of Independence, which famously states:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Now, I’ve researched this, and I’ve been totally unsuccessful locating that other draft of the Declaration, where that quote continues, “…except for gays and lesbians.”

4 thoughts on “What Part Of Equality Don’t You Understand?

  1. I don’t get it either. I said to someone earlier today that the opposition doesn’t even have an actual argument but because they can’t really say to the Supreme Court, “I think gay people are the devil”, they just make up stupid sheet and try to make it sound convincing. Like we need to pause, to see how this new gay marriage “experiment” works in other states before we make it national. They really called it an “experiment”. So I was wondering what they would consider a failed experiment…maybe a 48% divorce rate? That sounds pretty bad. But it was the U.S. divorce rate in 2012. Maybe all marriage should be banned. :D I wouldn’t mind being single again.

    • Well, for many the actual argument they make is based on their religion, which of course leads me to write off their flavor of that religion, because any god that I would believe in loves all humanity equally.

  2. Thank you for speaking out about this. I too have changed my FB profile picture, and I too am bewildered that anyone would be so small of spirit and narrow minded to not only turn this into an “us vs. them” issue, but to deny anyone equal rights.

    I actually had a neighbor go down our block knocking on doors trying to get people to sign a petition to deny gays and lesbians the right to marry. I learned this from the neighbors across the street, because that woman didn’t knock on my door; she already knows I have very strong feelings about this subject and would never sign her trashy oppressive petition.

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