A good thing…

Yesterday morning, I read about Amendment 1 passing in North Carolina…banning same-sex marriage and dissolving existing civil unions and other types of legally recognized domestic partnerships.  I found the whole thing really sad.

Even sadder is that North Carolina was the 30th state to pass a ban on same-sex marriage.

I don’t understand it and it makes me sad and angry and frustrated.

But then something else happened yesterday.  President Obama went on television and said “I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.”

Wow.  That’s amazing.

He only made a statement…he’s not enacting legislation.  I understand that they are just words.  I understand that just saying it won’t make it a reality.  But for the President of the United States to come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage is a big deal.

Well done Mr. President.  This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been proud of you.  I just hope they aren’t empty words…because everyone does deserve to be treated fairly and equally.

Comments

  1. I think I’m writing about this tomorrow as a random musing. But yes. It was a very sad day in NC. I’m one of the 39% who voted against the amendment. I had a good idea that it was going to pass but it still made me really upset. My city appeared to be pretty against the amendment based on my facebook feed and lawn signs but apparently not everyone in NC felt that way. But at least the people who I hang out with do.

  2. I have decided to unfriend everyone who says anything negative about President Obama’s declaration yesterday. Because they are not my people.

  3. I was so saddened to hear this news as well, but had a similar reaction when I heard what Obama said. They may just be words but I hope they have a big impact and that others follow suit and realize how ridiculous it is to stand in the way of two people who love each other and want to get married.

    XOXO

  4. I agree. I have watched some of my good friends struggle with their sexuality for years, while I can freely flit about all heterosexual and never having to answer to anyone about it. It seems unfair, somehow. I was very proud of our President yesterday as well.

  5. I was really proud of him too. I still for the life of me don’t get the whole issue with this proposal, of gay marriage being legal, it makes me sad.

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