I’d like to Call Bullshit on Proposition 8 for $300, please?

Same-sex marriage isn’t a feminist issue. Same-sex marriage isn’t a racial issue. Same-sex marriage isn’t an economic issue. Same-sex marriage is a human issue. If you’re against gay marriage than you’re against someone’s constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness.

And if being gay is a sin, than I’m totally going to hell for stealing a pen from the campus coffee shop the other day.

“Traditional” marriage, otherwise known as the Nuclear Family, was only recently introduced during the late 1940’s and became the norm during Richard Nixon’s presidential election. Guys, that was like, not even 100 years ago. I’m serious.

So you see, the idea of marriage and who fits the bill has been continuously changing throughout the decades depending on the majority. The people who suffer are often the ones that have no voice, not because they don’t want one, but because they are not given one. These people are usually ethnic minorities, women and members of the LGBT community.

Minorities are just now being invited to the marriage party. It’s only been until recently that some of us have been invited to dance. Interracial marriage was finally legalized after the 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia.  That was less than 45 years ago. The prohibition of interracial marriage and gay marriage aren’t that different, both penalize someone for something they cannot change. The prohibition of both have been validated by pseudoscience, extreme religion, ignorance and selfishness. Arguments against human rights have literally been won by being a jackass. I’m still serious.

Yes, our country is changing, but why is that so frightening for people? What is so frightening about a world where people are different and happy to be? What is so frightening about realizing that political issues, are actually issues that affect humanity? What is so frightening about liberation? About equality?

So I think you know my position, right? If not, well, the title of the blog should’ve been your first clue.

At the end of our lives we will have sacrificed so much of who we are that we will only be former shells of ourselves. Don’t sacrifice the special parts of yourself because other people can’t handle your badassness. Be proud of who you are, embrace it and don’t look back. Trust me, the view isn’t worth it.

Move forward. The world will follow.

Best,

Black Feminist Rising

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4 Responses to “I’d like to Call Bullshit on Proposition 8 for $300, please?”
  1. “Don’t sacrifice the special parts of yourself because other people can’t handle your badassness” this is probably one of the best things I’ve ever read! I agree with you 1 million percent! I did a vlog on equality (as a whole) a few days ago check it out if you’re interested! 🙂 Keep spreading these words of love and support!

  2. I hope you don’t mind but I quoted you in my blog today 🙂 linked you as well!

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