Love is love: why I support marriage equality

I was bridesmaid at my best friend Kate’s wedding on Saturday (that’s me and my little man walking down the aisle). It was a highly anticipated event, like any wedding, with details fussed over and agonised about for months.

I counted myself blessed and priviliged to have watched her fall in love and settle into a happy life with her partner and to be beside her on her big day.

The fact that there were two brides paled in insignificance to all who witnessed their beautiful ceremony and celebrated with them afterwards.

Love is love, afterall. And these two were radiantly and beautifully in love, sharing their pledges of commitment in front of family and friends.

Unfortunately, the Australian government currently doesn’t see it that way. The ‘little piece of paper’ that us heteros take for granted and can choose to take or leave, represents a whole lot more for those in same sex relationships. Shouldn’t they have the same choice as us?

I was planning a big post on this, but last night Kate uploaded this poster she had made on Facebook and really I couldn’t say it any better than this:

K&L marriage equality poster

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5 thoughts on “Love is love: why I support marriage equality

  1. thank you thank you thank you!! Your best friends poster bought tears to my eyes. We all deserve the same rights and choices no matter! My 2 very good friends were planning a ceremony here in oz but in the the end got married in N.Z in Queenstown as their marriage is recognised there. Truly an injustice! BTW you and your lil man looked amazing and your friend her partner looked truly amazing on their special day x x x

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  2. That poster really does say it all, doesn’t it? If my cousin chose to marry her partner, I would want our country to provide the same acknowledgement as hubby and I got on our wedding day.

    Your friend and her wife look gorgeous on their special day, and I sincerely hope marriage equality happens very, very soon. 🙂

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  3. I believe the current debate is over the word ‘marriage’. There are those who want sex sex unions to be just that- a Union or a Partenership, with all the same paper work and rights as marriage but with a different name. Do they believe non traditional couples aren’t good enough for the word marriage? Maybe they are just too good for it- maybe ‘marriage’ is too out dated, elitist and likely to end in divorce 🙂

    Regardless of what you call it, I wish them both the happiest of endings…

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  4. It makes me so incredibly cranky, nah stabby that same sex marriage isnt legal in this day and age. Honestly, how exactly does it harm anyone if a couple want to marry, whatever their sexual orientation? I think the conservatives are afraid they might all catch teh gay O_o

    In 10-20 years time, I think we’ll look back on this time with the same type of cringeworthy embarrassment we now regard an era which prohibited interracial marriage :/

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