So, gay marriage was legalized in New Zealand on April the 17th. This day the Kiwi Parliament passed the law; which meant a historic event in New Zealand’s short existence as a Nation State. The law was voted 77 favour to 44 against, and when the decision was finally announced the place was filled with expressions of joy and happiness.
The point here is not gay marriage, is the consolidation of New Zealand as a country pro human rights, working hard as one, regardless of some historic differences, to set an example for rest of the world. Gay marriage is not the issue, is marriage itself and the fact that every single citizen in their countries need to have equal rights and equal means to fulfill their lives as human beings.
We must follow the examples set by New Zealand and recently France regarding the matter, and welcome ourselves to a better and more plural society. Honestly, stop using quotes from the bible against the gay community or telling us how hard would it be for you to explain to your kids that gays are allowed to marry. About this last point, they are your kids, the issue isn’t gay marriage itself, is the fact that you don’t know how to communicate with your children, but that’s a different issue.
I’m happy for all my gay friends, whom I’ve witnessed live with their other half happily, and now they are able to legally present their union to the rest of the community. This means more weddings, and fiestas and celebrations, and life is all about celebrating it, no matter what excuse we use.
Those against gay marriage, should keep their opinions to themselves, like the way I dislike Maroon 5 but still sing along with my friends who like that rubbish, because I love my friends. They have the right to sing that, the same way I have the right to eat a whole bucket of KFC without getting judgmental looks from them, right?
I think this testimonial sums up what I’m trying to say:
- “I just got a text from my mother … and I was quite thrilled to have her say she thinks I should have the same opportunities as my brother, who’s straight, so that’s really nice to have that support from my parents.” /Scott Summerfield, 22