It’s been thoroughly spoken about the past week, legalization of same sex marriages.
Even though I don’t live in the United States and same sex marriages has been legal in my country for a long time – I just found out that we were actually the first country in the world who legalized homosexual marriages in 2001 – I think it is very important to pay attention to what is going on in the United States right now, because the law that makes this possible is so important.
I’m not gay myself, but that is not the point. The point is that love is love and whether you love someone who has another gender, the same gender, animals or a tree, love is the same for everyone and who is anyone to not grant someone their other half? It infuriates me that people who happen to not love in the way that is ‘ socially expected’ are treated not only differently, but often also like garbage. I do not understand how people can make a problem of loving whereas at the same time, on television and social media they claim everything should be about love. Do they not realize they’re contradicting their own words here?
And people claiming that marriage is just a piece of paper and doesn’t define what you feel for each other? That might be true, but over the whole world, a crazy amount of money is spent to celebrate that ‘silly piece of paper’ when we’re talking about straight marriages. How would they feel getting the answer, ‘No, you can’t marry because your hair is too long.’? Sounds like a ridiculous reason, right? That’s because it is. So why are same sex marriages any different? It’s about the love you feel for your partner. It’s about wanting to be connected to the one person who hold your heart in his/her hands. It’s about wanting to spend the rest of your life with someone and being pride to show it.
To me, it’s crazy that people are denied to marry someone with the same gender in so many countries still, but having this legalized in the United States is one major step to justice. With that said, I want to say ‘Thank you US for opening your eyes’ and don’t forget, love wins, people. In the end, #LoveWins