Lately lots of businesses out there that have come out against same sex marriage, including my favorite cracktastic chicken place. I have also been reading some things other people have said about being worried people will know they support marriage equality or that they might lose customers if people see them shooting gay marriages (or engagements/portraits/whatever).Well, I believe that if you really feel strongly about something, you should stand up for it no matter what. Especially if what we’re talking about is INJUSTICE, so I decided I should be honest and write about how I feel.
I want it on the record that I support marriage equality and I always will.
I feel very strongly about marriage equality because not only are some of the best people I know gay and lesbians who are denied this right, but also not too long ago John and I wouldn’t have been legally allowed to marry each other either. Isn’t that crazy now, to think that back in the 60s and before, people could not marry if they were not the same race? I don’t really see this as any different. A group of people thought that you should marry within your race, so it was the law, despite not being fair or right. In 2012, a group of people believes you should marry outside of your gender, so it is the law, despite not being fair or right.
I hesitated before posting this today because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get political on my blog…my mom always taught me that it’s best to leave politics and religion out of the conversation whenever possible. But the more I thought about it, I realized…this discussion is NOT about politics or even religion, though I have seen people make it about both. It’s about human rights, plain and simple. And about discrimination. I never want to be the kind of person who sits by idly while people are discriminated against and doesn’t take a stand. Not only that, I don’t want to ever give off the impression that I’m ashamed of what I believe or that it shouldn’t be talked about, or discussed, or even acknowledged. This blog is supposed to be not only a vehicle for sharing all of my latest work, but also for people to be able to get to know me. I mostly post lots of frivolous things about myself, like my favorite tv shows and what I ate for dinner, but I feel like this post probably says more than a hundred of those types of posts ever could.
Side note: Finding a picture to share with this post was almost harder than writing it!