Friday, August 10, 2012
The gay marriage debate
Really cool to see South Africa up there
There seems to be a lot of talk lately concerning marriage equality. It seems that a lot of american states are deciding to legalize or not gay marriage. But is it the right debate? (or fight ?)
Don't get me wrong, I fully support marriage equality. But, it seems that the arguments in favor of gay marriage are actually arguments in favor of gay acceptance or "gay-understanding". It seems to me that in the bottom of their heart, "anti-gay" people simply hate the gay thing more than gay marriage. Let's think about it: if I was walking on the street with my boyfriend and that we were bullied for being gay, would I say: "Wait a minute, we're not married!!" and walk away with it ? I don't think so.
What I want to say is that while marriage equality is good for gay people, that's not what will make change anti-gay people's mind. Gay marriage legalization probably angers them more. To me, right now, it seems that gay acceptance and gay education is what's more needed to make a better society.