Some People Are Ignorant Idiots
Being against gay marriage and homosexuality in general is such an ignorant waste of an emotion in my opinion. I'm heterosexual myself, but intolerance of homosexuality (as well as race) is something I cannot stand. The phrase "it's not a choice" sums it up for me. How many times does it have to be said? Use some common sense. Some people are born programmed to be attracted to the same sex. It's not something they can help. It's something in the brain that someone smarter than I would have to explain. And don't give me that "God didn't make that many mistakes" bullcrap. I hate to compare homosexuality to other, more negative attributes people are often born with, but being born predisposed to homosexuality is no different than being born with a weak immune system or something of that nature. Okay, I'll just come right out and say it. I think we can all agree that it's not "normal", but once again, being born with any birth "defect" isn't normal. I hate the term "defect", as it has a negative connotation, but there are much worse things you could be born with than the aforementioned predisposition to homosexuality. My point is, why are we oppressing people for something they can't control, for something they were born with? That would be like saying, "You've got a weird birthmark on your head, we can't allow you to get married. Marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman without weird head birthmarks." If two people love each other and are in a committed relationship, regardless of sex, they deserve to make their committment legally and symbolically official through marriage, so that they have the same rights and benefits as any other couple. If it's a matter of calling it marriage, call it a civil union or something. It's just semantics, anyway.