(originally published on LiveJournal)
I’m having a discussion on Facebook with one of my old friends from high school. He’s Mormon. I told him that denying gay people the right to be married is the same as denying black people the right to be married. So far, he’s told me all the reasons why gay people shouldn’t be married, as well as that the No on 8 people have been calling the Yes on 8 people names (Nazis, for example) and that Catholic Charities in Massachusetts stopped doing adoptions because they discriminated against gay parents. *
He has yet to tell me why denying gay people the right to marry is any different than telling Black/Jewish/Mormon/etc. people that they can’t marry.
Thank God for Connecticut! It was the CT Supreme Court that finally connected my personal feeling that discrimination against the GLBT community is no different than discrimination against black people (or any other community, for that matter).
* Actually, the agency was allowing adoptions by gay parents. But the bishops put a stop to it. My friend thinks that agencies should be able to place children with parents as they deem fit. I think that there should be national standards for home studies, and that discrimination on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, etc. shouldn’t be allowed, regardless of the agency’s foundation. Try adopting a kid via private domestic adoption if you’re not a churchgoing Christian. It’s not as easy as it sounds.
- Current Location:home, Antioch, CA
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:”All Over You”
Tags: adoption, gay marriage, politics