Yesterday, a referendum was passed in Ireland allowing same-sex marriage. Ireland has thus become the first country to approve gay marriage by popular vote.
This week, I’ve happened to meet some opponents to the referendum. Their reasoning was that gay marriage was wrong. Because being gay is wrong. Because being gay is unnatural.
I never gave much thought to homosexuality until I started college. But through my courses, I met such wonderful and kind people who later became (and still are) my closest friends. Finding out they were gay didn’t/doesn’t change my opinion of them. Because at the end of the day, what does it matter- gay or straight- if they’re good people?
I don’t understand why there is so much disapproval between people. Flipping through the pages of history books and you see the hostility that arose solely because people couldn’t accept their differences- black and white, catholic and protestant, gay and straight. But why do people still have this mentality of “Them and Us”? We’re all people. We should be on the same side: Us and Us.
We don’t choose our skin colour or our sexuality. But at least we can choose acceptance of one another.
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On a side note, I know it’s been a while since my last post, but the internet in my home away from home is very slow so I’ve basically been on a technology detox. But things have all been well in Qcat world and I hope all you lovely readers have been well too :)