so we were doing a political survey to see if we were liberal, moderate, or conservative and afterwards we did big class debates on 4 major issues. one being: should marriage be defined as the union between a man and a woman?
i was obviously on the very liberal side of that. and this other girl was like “it’s so awful that so many people don’t think it’s right like i’m christian and i believe it’s perfectly fine ugh i wish we had a gay guy here to argue with them.” and i just waved and said “hi” and that was how i did it for the liberals but then with the conservatives…
"it goes against our beliefs ugh" -them
me: “RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’RE RELIGIOUS” (most of the class raises hands) NOW. raise your hands if you want to get married one day.
like 3 kids put their hands down. and one girl asked what it had to do with anything. i began to rant how i wanted to get married one day too and how i couldn’t because i live in colorado now. i could move back to shitty illinois and get married, but i couldn’t in colorado. and how is that fair? what makes it okay to take rights away from homosexual couples just because they love someone of the same gender? what’s the definition of love?
one guy: the union between a man and a woman.
me: so it’s not love? it’s not making a promise to love someone and be theirs forever? i’ll tell you one thing. fighting to be able to love someone without judgement, to be able to do something so many people take for granted, is ridiculous. how is it fair that so many people still have to?
and then all the people on the conservative side of it started arguing they didn’t mean it like that and they didn’t mean to be the bad guys but when i told them the thing about wanting to get married one day and possibly not being able to their jaws dropped and the room went silent and maybe it was on purpose but it was great. except after that my teacher kept talking only to me on the issue. and they all started treating me like i’d attacked them. wah.
sleepover monday anyone?