More On Our Victory

This is where I would like to share that, although we won a battle, the war still forges on, pardon the cliche. You see, I found out about Nation-wide marriage equality in the most unfortunate manner.

A little background first. I work in government IT contracting, currently with a Department of Defense client. In other words, one of the typical DC environments. Where I am going with this is that, no matter our LGBT presence in the area, the mainstream environment can appear rather conservative at times. Sometimes more often than not. I got a prime example of that the day I found out that love won.

As I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, I overheard a “lady” (she isn’t all that proper to be truly deserving of the term) next door say, “Oh no… Gay marriage is now legal… I guess there are many gay people in the government.” Of course, upon an adrenaline spike, I verified the news via some media outlets and shed a few tears of happiness. In that moment, I forgot the rudeness of my coworker. Her unprofessional behavior was no match for the overwhelming joy I felt in that instant.

However, as the happiness upon seeing my Facebook newsfeed light up with similar glee to mine calmed, I felt a heaviness in my heart, caused by what I overheard and how I found out these momentous news.  The fact remained that I was working side by side with a homophobe, and, as far as I knew, there were many more in close proximity. While I would like to present DC/MD/VA as a heaven for lesbians, it is also my responsibility to shed the light upon some aspects of the rude reality of the presence of homophobia in these locations.

My point is, as I said, that the war is still going on. We face hatred, ignorance and rudeness every day, no matter where we are. Let us unite and fight on!

One thought on “More On Our Victory

  1. If 2 people of the same sex want to marry, why do some people feel the need to make a big deal about it? 2 men, 2 women, 1 man and 1 woman-what does it matter what the sexual orientation of the couple is? Why make a big deal about love being shared between same sex couples? The solution for people who object to same sex marriage is simple: Mind your own business. Same sex marriage will never devalue the importance of traditional marriage in society. Just because a child or children are raised in a home ran by a same sex couple does not mean that they would lack a male and female dynamic if a neighborhood has both gay and heterosexual couples. Here are a few arguments I can hear coming from opponents of same sex marriage: 1: The child or children of same sex couples miss out on a male and female dynamic. 2: Same sex marriage devalues the role of traditional marriage. Some people claim that the day of the Supreme Court’s legalizing same sex marriage was a sad day for America. Really? It is sad that gay people’s rights to marry were reaffirmed by the Supreme Court? It is sad that they are guaranteed equal rights? Mike Huckabee claimed that 5 Supreme Court judges have claimed to be bigger than the voters of California and Congress combined. And bigger than God. That God should forgive us all. Really? Acting as if you are speaking for Jesus and God is absolutely absurd. There is no attack on traditional marriage by people who support same sex marriage. Some people say that they are not against gay people. Now, if that is the case, why not allow same sex couples to get married? Claiming not to be against gay people and being opposed to same sex marriage is a contradictory concept. If we are all created equal, why do some people oppose marriage equality? Why do people who claim to be for limited government want to use the force of law to deny the right of same sex couples to marry? Gay marriage bans violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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