Saturday, September 8, 2012

Politics

I used to say that I had the most supportive family regarding me being in a same sex relationship. I would hear horror stories from my friends of how they were treated by their own flesh and blood.  Just recently I was told that a brother told his gay sister not to touch his children because they would get AIDS.  Another gay friends family tried to send him to a doctor or church to "fix" him.    I was lucky because my family was nice to my partners and I took that as being supportive. I was wrong.

When the owner of Chik fil A said he opposed gay marriage and the media made such a big deal out of it and there was a day everyone was suppose to either boycott the establishment or show support and go, my family went ..and said it was in the spirit of freedom of speech. It didn't matter that the speech was against my rights.

In the day and age of facebook you can't get away from all the political conversations going on. I hardly recognize my father and his hateful rants about Obama and then in the next breath he types about wanting GOD and religion back  in our schools, sporting events, etc. How about being more like God and working on making the world a better place.  How can someone that taught me so much about the beauty of nature be saying drill baby drill, the man that taught me to see both sides is now not looking at the other side ....Who is this person?!

I respect every ones right to vote for who ever they want, Lord knows I would not want anyone telling me who to vote for. I just wish the lines were not so rigid that the chance of working together and making the world a better place didn't seem so out of the question.

I have always avoided talking about politics. I never really thought who was in office truly mattered much to me. I guess as I've gotten older and am in a group of people that have to fight for the same rights that everyone else gets I have changed. I see the benefits that having Obama as president have made in my life. My partner has finally been able to get insurance where she was unable to in the past because of "pre exisiting conditions".

When I compare the two men running for president the main difference I see is one of them  supports me and one does not. It's not just a gay marriage thing...it's having the same rights as every one else. I should not be treated less than while I'm paying the exact same taxes as the married couple next door. We have come so far and I hate to think of starting all over again.  And don't even get me started on setting women back by having Romney as president...just look at his church.

1 comments:

Deb D said...

yeah that excuse of its all about the "free speech" is a bunch of BS! It was about saying " hey I dont like gay people either" !