By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.
I'm really bored with the gay marriage issue. How about you? I wish it would just go away. Why do some straight people care what gay people do? I care about my marriage, but not about anyone else's. Why should other straights care if the issue does not affect their own marriages? The issue comes up again as Rhode Island's state senate considers a bill to legalize gay marriage:
Rhode Island is bounded by the only two states that recognize gay marriage: Connecticut and Massachusetts. In both states, the courts, not the Legislatures, acknowledged the right of same-sex couples to marry.
I do not consider myself an "advocate" for gay marriage. I just think it's an issue not worth arguing over and that it's none of my business. The religious right ought to get over it and find something more meaningful to fight about.
I understand the fight on abortion rights. I don't believe that life begins at conception and neither, quite frankly, do I know or care exactly when it begins. To me, the abortion debate is a matter of privacy. Either you talk yourself into believing abortion is murder and decide to meddle in other people's medical decisions, or you don't. I don't agree with pro-lifers but I do understand where they're coming from.
I can't say the same about gay marriage. Can we move on, please?
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