Happy "All Marriage is Equal" Day, aside from animals and objects of course.
Today, the GLBT community can rejoice across the Nation as America made it legal for all types of love to tie the knot. As a lot of states had already made this move, this day will shine in history as the day our Nation declared it legal in all 50.
As with any big movement, it's caused controversy throughout the country. While many celebrate the equality, others express their hate for it and exclaim how wrong it is. Social media is booming with people's opinions and why each other wrong.
I'm here to express my opinion, not to call out on others saying their opinion is wrong. I may strongly disagree with someone, but all I can do is possibly sway your opinion through my article.
I grew up with a close family; mother, father, brother and sister. As a child, I had to attend church, it was how I raised. Bible verses were memorized, right from wrong in the religious sense was taught. At a young age, I honestly didn't know much of homosexuality or related topics.
As I grew older, I protested against standardized religion and rarely ever attended church. Why? There are so many ways to interpret or misinterpret the bible and everything within it. I chose to determine for myself what to and not to believe.
My parents are religious and also to an extent not as, let's say "open minded" as my generation is. The older generations in majority seem to not agree with gay marriage or even for people to be gay. Some just feel that "if they don't see it, they don't care."
There are many in my generation as well who seem to be strongly against it, most of which seem to come from religious beliefs. I've seen things like "sin is now legal, I've lost faith in America, blah blah tragedy." Question, are you serious?
It's fine if you want to be against it, but why does it being legal pertain to you? This does not effect you in any way. If this is a huge sin, we who support it will suffer, correct? The entire world will not be punished, America is really no worse, just happier.
When I saw, sin being legal, I was astonished. Isn't sex before marriage a sin? Yet, that is indeed legal, or at least not illegal. Drinking and drugs, are they not sins? The 10 commandments, do people not break those all the time with no punishment?
In my opinion, if you dislike that we as a Nation allow GLBT, you should disregard it as it does not effect you, or move if you are that hurt by it.
I for one am happy that America has passed this and all couples can be married everywhere. I'm a sucker for love and don't discriminate against any kind. As I am straight myself, I still want everyone to be happy with whomever makes them happy.
I hope in some way I spoke to those disagreeing to see from a different point of you. Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that. #Lovewins has been trending today. I would want to see that come true thoughout the nation for one another.
In closing, let us celebrate the equality we have gained today. Rejoice for the progress America has made as a country. Be happy for those who were greatly effected by the news today.
Celebrate love, for it is an amazing feeling.
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.