Thursday, May 15, 2008
California Legalizes Gay Marriage
Well, now I can say that I have lived in BOTH states that have made gay marriage legal. Do I care? Yes and No.
Yes, I care because it opens up a ton of doors for gays and lesbians in the way of rights. It allows us to have some of the same rights that straight people do. Geez, that sounds so bizarre saying that but the reality is, gays and lesbians are not "equal" to the average "straight" citizen. Sad as that sounds. Anyway, California being the second state to legalize gay marriage opens up another closed door. Do I feel any "different" or more "equal".. Nah.
No, I have no desire to get married. I understand why certain people do feel the need to get married BOTH in the gay and straight world. For taxes, health benefits, the children, rights.... but I personally don't feel the need to get married to Paul, well I guess my biggest reason to marry Paul would be that I could change my last name to Johnson...hmmm you know what...that IS worth getting married for!!! I need to set a date!
It's funny because a few of our friends from Boston emailed us and asked, "When's the wedding?" Paul's response was pretty funny, he said " I left Boston so I could avoid this issue!" Ha! All I can say is I am not wearing the dress! :-P