Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sorry to Interrupt this Broadcast....

....but if I hear another Yes on 1 radio commercial I am going to throw up. I generally don't use this blog to talk about things other than my family and autism, but I need to get this off my chest. I hope I don't alienate any of my readers but I feel very strongly on this issue.

For those of you who are not Maine citizens, Question 1 is a ballot question regarding homosexual marriage. The Yes on 1 commercials are so dramatic about how parents are soooo upset that their child learned a family could have two moms! **GASP** Honestly, I would be very upset if my children did not learn about ALL types of family. I know several families that have homosexual parents and I feel horrible for thier children that their families wouldn't be accepted in our public schools. What is it going to do to our children to learn about families that are different? Oh no, is it going to make them more tolerant? More caring? More accepting? Shame on our schools for wanting our children to grow like that.

Also I just love the line "We're not anti-gay, we're pro-marriage". Are you listening to yourselves? How can you claim to be "not anti-gay" but you don't want ALL of our fellow citizens to have all of the same RIGHTS? You are going to look at a homosexual couple and tell them they can't get married, they can't be listed as one another's spouse for insurance, benefits at work, or more- but you're not anti-gay? You are not going to give them the simple pleasure to know they are looked at as the same as a heterosexual couple?

I think it's a sad thing that the United States, all 50 states, haven't allowed this to happen. I like to think our past of discrimination and violence would open up to a path of equality for all. Isn't that what this country is all about?

Back to your regular programming.....

1 comment:

Christina said...

I am in total agreement with you! I saw a video on FB just this morning about this - it has a guy going door to door asking people if he can marry "Megan" and then it comes on and says, "How would you feel if you had to ask 260 million people for permission to marry??" Right on the money!