Feb. 19th, 2004
The whole world's gone gay  
It's hard to explain how I've been feeling lately over everything going on. This whole gay marriage issue has really affected me in a profound way I never expected. I never, never, never thought we'd be facing the prospects of gays legally tying the knot in only a few short months.

I used to say I really didn't care much about the whole issue. After all, why do I need a piece of paper to validate a relationship?

It does matter.

And more importantly, I think I'm starting to realize that it means something to me. It means acceptance. What's going on in San Francisco and Massachusetts is simply ground breaking, and I feel as if we're watching history in the making.

And it leaves me simply... awestruck.

I just watched "Totally Gay" on vh1. Sending a tingle up my spine, the show really drove home how much things have changed in just the last decade. We're not weak, in fact as a group, we're largely successful. In taking these stands over marriage we're proving that we are not at their whims. I'm no longer willing to accept anything — anything less than what's right. And I don't want to pretend they don't matter, and that I don't care.

We're neither substandard nor second class citizens, and we deserve all the same rights and privileges as everyone else. And we shouldn't accept anything less.
Mood: hopeful
Listening to: Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
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Steverollinmadman on February 19th, 2004 - 06:03 am
Yeah I used to not care about having a peice of paper.. but its all the legal stuff too.. like tax breaks and if anything happened to ur husband or whatever, u wont get screwed..

PS: Great song to listen to at a time like this.. lol
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sigep1983 on February 19th, 2004 - 08:40 am
I agree bro, I agree...
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Matt Mutchmorematmutchmr on February 19th, 2004 - 09:07 am
um, Hi.
I am probably one of the least political people in the world, but this is one of the few topics I am passionate about.

Your words summed up exactly what I was feeling too.
Now I know what to say when this topic comes up.

It is exciting. I never really thought it would happen in my lifetime.

Anyway, I like your journal. I especially liked your "things about me" entry. I added you to my friends list--I hope you don't mind.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 19th, 2004 - 03:20 pm
Re: um, Hi.
Of course not. I always like reading new blogs.

I'm pretty surprised at how much I've suddenly begun to give a shit about this. And even more surprised at how quickly it seems to be happening.
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driftwoodsun on February 19th, 2004 - 09:13 pm
It blindsided me that way too. It's a beautiful thing to be watching.
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Daveim_confused on February 19th, 2004 - 09:54 pm

This whole thing hit me the same way. I didn't care much about it one way or another for a long time. Then a friend of mine who was at city hall in SF during the first day of weddings sent me a bunch of photos he took that day. I didn't know what to say. The smiles on each of these couples' faces, and the smiles on the faces of the people performing the weddings, was just something I don't think I've ever seen before. It made me realize what a big deal this is.
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