While gay marriage is quickly becoming part of our culture, there are still bans in many states. While the support in the fight for equality will hopefully eventually win this freedom for all gay people, for now the gay community is trying vehemently to keep the cause alive. Every time a gay marriage referendum is turned down in another state, it is a step back. Every time a gay marriage law is overturned it almost seems criminal. How can you say that someone is legally married and then withdraw it? Of course the bottom line is – How does anyone, gay or straight, have the right to tell someone else how to live their life? No one has to agree with what anyone else is doing, but we live in a country that allows us each the freedom to live as we please.
If people would just stop judging what everyone else does. We do not have that right. We do have a right to feel that way, we do not have the right to push that value on someone else, especially someone who does not agree with us. Those who disagree with gay marriage believe that they are right, and they are just as willing to fight for their rights too. So who wins? No one. Gay people will go to states where their unions can be legal, and those who disagree will have a small battle won.
Will there come a day when gay marriage will be just as much tradition as a traditional heterosexual marriage? If we are truly about freedom we should hope so. Maybe one day our children’s children will read about what their ancestors went through to secure yet one more constitutional freedom for Americans, even the gay Americans.