Nov 25, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
Since the wedding I've been feeling this new sense of equality with my hetero counterparts that I hadn't realized was missing before. I've been realizing that gay marriage in and of itself is the one tool that society has at it's disposal to marginalize us and keep us separate. Gay Marriage is the ultimate sign of acceptance and equality in this Hetero-dominated world. If we win this right then we have ultimately won the battle for equality amongst our peers. It has also reaffirmed my belief that anything less than marriage is belittling and divisive. I used to feel that I didn't need the government to sanction our commitment to make it "valid": However after experiencing that wonderful day and seeing all of the other couples declaring their commitment and authorized by a government agency made me realize how critical this issue is to every gay human being. Regardless of whether you ever intend to get married I hope you all appreciate the importance of this issue to our community. We deserve every right and opportunity that the straights have. Also I think the possibility of a legally recognized committed long term relationship would mitigate some of the destructive personal/relationship dynamics that are so prevalent in the gay world. Any thoughts?