Rainbow Colors

Every time I log into my WordPress account the beautiful colors of the rainbow greet me. And it has a very interesting effect on me.

On one side I feel happy. Because, hey, you know, a rainbow is something really pretty and usually makes you feel happy. But then it also stands for homosexuality. And all the discussion that comes along with it. And that’s where the heavy feeling sets in.

Now you probably wonder why I would feel that way and let me set one thing straight: Some of my best friends are homosexuals and I believe that your sexual preference has nothing to do with your character or who you are as a person.

In fact the discussion here in Australia about if gay marriage should be legalized or not makes me feel sick.

Who are we to have the right to judge about who is allowed to marry whom? Why do we always feel we have the right to decide over someone else’s life? Because this is just what it’s all about. We, the “normal” kind of people think we have the right to decide if homosexuals are allowed to be officially and legally married.

And this is what it’s all about: The legal rights! The law. The law that allows a partner to stay with the person they love until the very end. The right for a partner to make the decision about medical things. This is not about being able to get married in church. And yet people who are against it use religion as reasoning against it. WTF??!!

Some of the most amazing people I’ve met in my life are homosexual. The sexual preference does not make them bad people. It does not make them perverts.

Bad people are bad people. Perverts are perverts. No matter if gay, straight, bi or transexual. It’s a character thing. You tick right or not. And by ticking right I don’t mean what other’s consider normal but what is a good person or not. A child molesting, raping pervert is not a good person. But that person can be a straight person in, what seems to be “normal” relationship.

Love is love. And wanting to be with the person you love should not be limited to gender. In no way whatsoever.

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20 thoughts on “Rainbow Colors

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I have a very open mind and think that should people do whatever they want to do and whatever makes them happy as long as they are not hurting anyone. Who says marriage exclusively for heterosexual couples? If you love someone and want to marry them, good for you, I’m happy you found love. I don’t care if you love a man or woman. As long as you’re a good person, with a kind heart, I have no fingers to point at you. So we are women and like men. That doesn’t make us normal or better. It’s simply what we like. Let people live. Well, all this to say you’re a wonderful person and this is beautifully written. ❤️

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  2. Very well-said, and I agree wholeheartedly.

    I think even those who have trouble understanding LGBTQIA+ should at least accept…because that’s what I do. I don’t understand what makes someone have one of these orientations or identities. That would take an understanding of psychology. What I know of evolution tells me that an attraction to the same gender is at best a genetic mutation—an abnormality. And yet…I am able to put aside my reliance on science and simply *accept.*

    Because acceptance is what’s most important. Unless someone is a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, or any other profession that looks closely at the human mind and emotions, it’s not their responsibility to understand. It *is* their responsibility as a decent human being to *accept*. If they refuse to accept, it’s not the lesbian, gay, bi, etc. person who’s being a “bad” person—it’s them.

    If they have difficulty accepting, well…I sympathize. But I’m not “right there with them” in their struggle, not anymore. Because I’ve found that once you put aside your personal reservations, it’s not really that hard.

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  3. I do not understand why it is necessary to stand in front of a virtual stranger (clergy, marriage celebrant, or at the registry office) to be declared married. Our marriage is the commitment my husband and I made to each other 40 years ago – love is love – it does not need to be recognised by the law. Let’s stop wasting time and money on these issues and focus on vital issues such as poverty, clean water for everyone, health and education.

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    • What happens though if your husband gets sick and is in hospital and you as his next of kin have to make a decision in regards is treatment? That’s unfortunately where the law comes into play. Unfortunately the law states who a person’s next of kin are and not how long you have lived with someone. It’s then when people get shut out of their partners life although being with this person for decades and knowing them better than anyone else. It’s then when people who have no real relationship get called in because they are, on paper, next of kin. And then they make a decision. Imagine someone would decide for you what is best for your partner? Someone, though related, that might not have seen him or talked to him in years. How would that make you feel?

      I think it’s everyone’s choice to get legally married, no matter if it’s a man to a man, a woman to a woman or a man to a woman. It’s not up to us to make a decision who is allowed to do that and who is not. It’s not affecting us. Not at all.
      I understand that the things you have listed should be addressed and money should be spent solving them. I think it’s actually stupid that we have to even discuss if they are allowed to get married or not. It should be a no brain-er, something that should not have to be decided by others.

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      • You just said what I just said but so, so much better than I did. Thanks for articulating what I couldn’t 🙂

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    • Forgive me if I’m misinterpreting your comment…but I would point out that one issue surrounding the idea of same-sex marriage is that if you’re not married and not a blood relative, you’re not allowed to visit the person in the hospital (or something along those lines). I’m not well-versed in that argument. But yeah, love is love, and all that’s important in a relationship is that commitment, but non-heterosexual couples are fighting for the right to marry so that they can have those same benefits as heterosexual couples. I think it’s a noble cause (even if its necessity is unfortunate). Again, if I’m misinterpreting anything you said, I apologize.

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