often, when i react to another person's homophobic remarks, people will say to me, "you're not gay, so why do you care?" while it's true that i'm not homosexual, i don't see why i shouldn't care. i've always looked at it like this: as a straight girl, if i'm in a relationship, i don't face discrimination. if i want to walk down the street holding my boyfriend's hand, i can do that and not think about the repercussions of it. if i decide to get married someday, i'll be free to do that. even if my family or friends didn't approve of my choice of partner for some reason, i wouldn't hear them say, "you can't get married. he's a man and you're a woman!"
knowing that i have this freedom, i only wish that that EVERYONE could share in it, regardless of their sexuality. no one should have to be afraid or anxious about showing love for their significant other because they happen to be the same sex. when i hear about the whole gay marriage "issue," all i can think is that there should be no issue at all. the couple getting married may be of the same gender, but other than that, there's really no difference between that and a "traditional" wedding. it's two people who love each other wanting to unite. everyone should have this right, regardless of where they live or whom they choose to spend their life with.
it just makes me sick to think of all the people who are alienated and discriminated against by homophobics in our society. to think that someone would be treated like that, all for loving another human being, is appalling. after all, what's more natural than love?