I voted against this yesterday and am very upset that it ended up passing... but not entirely surprised, considering where I live is crawling with conservative Christians. My dentist Dr. Reynolds and his assistant discussed it while they were working on me (I had an appointment before I went to vote) and Reynolds said if homosexual couples married, then someone could justify marrying a goat. I hate this argument. It's nonsensical, because the easiest way to avoid something like that would be to limit marriage to humans. But whatever.
I felt very small, and helpless, having whether or not I can marry a man being discussed so flippantly by these two people while I lay there pretty helpless and too afraid (and unable) to speak. Granted, the reason I couldn't speak up was because my mouth was open while I was having a cavity drilled, but, point being, it made me feel very uncomfortable. I didn't really discuss it except to mention casually I'd be voting against it when the procedure was over. I lied and said it was "because I have gay friends," rather than the fact I myself am bisexual.
Reynolds' assistant at least said she'd vote against it, too, fat lot of good it did in the long run. My mother and sister also voted against it. I think my (very religious) grandparents voted for it. Unsure how I feel about that, and, specifically, how I'll handle talking to them and anyone else I know who voted for the amendment. How can I look at these people without being angry with them because they voted to prevent me from having the choice to marry a man?
I bet everyone who voted for the amendment feels good about themselves. Like they did something positive and righteous. For this, I am angry with them but pity them at the same time.
6 years, 10 months ago
09 May 2012 19:29 CEST