Instead: Day 18: My views on gay marriage, which are much easier to clarify.
My views on gay marriage are that there should be no such thing.
Not because I have a problem with same-sex couples getting married, but because I have a problem with people trying to separate out one type of marriage from any other. There should just be marriage Period. The End.
You are straight and you want to get married? Go ahead. You're gay and you want to get married? Feel free. And so long as you are two consenting adult human beings (which goes without saying unless you are one of those people who think that same-sex marriage will lead to people marrying their coyote friends or something, in which case, why are you reading my blog?) then everybody else should just shut the hell up and mind their own business.
Also? I live in Massachusetts, and I'd be happy if we changed our state motto to "First in the country to give all loving couples their unalienable rights! Get on board America!" (Or something along those lines but much more witty.) I have no patience of bigotry of any kind, and institutionalized bigotry (I'm looking at you DADT!) should be immediately corrected and left to the history books where it belongs.
*Rita Mae Brown
Bonus: I found more than one good quote for this entry, so I'm including a couple, just because I can...
I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
People who can't think of anything else but whether the person you love is indented or convex should be doomed not to think of anything else but that, and so miss the other ninety-five percent of life.
Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
Day 01 Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself