April 19, 2007

My Rant, My Passion

It’s been a while but I am still here. I am so focused on talking baby stuff and sometimes there isn’t anything to say.

Melissa discussed the possibility of getting married this July in Canada. Some people have been surprised by our desire to get legally married. I find it odd that people are shocked that two people who love each other want to marry. I find some married people take for granted the rights that they have. The desire to get married stems from the normal stuff but also the fact that I am told I can’t and shouldn’t. It drives me crazy to here the other side of the argument against gay marriage. This country is so backwards and hypocritical. So many issues, but it focus on the little things that really don’t matter.

Melissa is Canadian, I am not, and sometimes I am shocked that Melissa wants to live here. She fights so hard to live here while I would pack up my things tomorrow if she wanted to move. Why…..because they would accept me. I know this sounds bad to say but these are my true feelings. I know Canada has certainly has some issues but nothing compared to my birthplace the United States.

However, my home is where my family is, Melissa, Olive, Campbell, and Ivy live in Austin, Texas, and that is the most important thing for me. To be with my family is my priority and if that is in the US or in Canada doesn't really matter. So marrying Melissa in Canada is important to me for many reasons and I can’t wait until we do.


Holly said...

I think it's great that you two want to get married in Canada.
I get angry and mostly hurt when people talk about gay marriage rights.
There's a big thing going on in CT right now. We are very lucky because we have a civil union, but there is a marriage bill pending in the state house of representatives that has already PASSED in the state senate. However, our governor (who is a friend of my mom's) has publicly announced that she will veto it if it passes.
I just don't understand it. I don't understand why people care so much about our lives and our rights.
Why do people care if we get married? Our marriage will not affect their lives AT ALL! How can people be so adament and determined to thwart our rights?

Ok, I'm done with my rant too. For now. ;-)

Anonymous said...

You guys should do what makes you both happy!!! Keep me posted if I need to help plan anything