I sit “on the fence” (sexuality wise) – with a preference for women – but a conscious choice to marry a person I fell in love with (who happened to be a man). It wasn’t the easy road to go down (swimming against my natural desires and my longstanding feelings for the feminine)…to choose a man as my life partner. Sometimes I wonder if it would have been easier for us, if we hadn’t. But we did and here we are and throughout our ups and downs, we have the deepest love for one another. And we are married.
If I wasn’t with my gorgeous, super-hot, loving, understanding and amazing husband Glenny – I would, in all probability, be with a woman. But I believe in, falling in love with a PERSON and if that person was a woman – I would want the right to marry her.
This has caused hot debate – even amongst my own friends and work colleagues (that know and love me). But I ask anyone who is married or who wanted to get married – would you be happy for other people to be able to get married, whilst YOU were relegated to a Legal Document called a Civil Union?
Where Marriage wasn’t a legal option, Civil Union was a welcome first step – in a time that was still grappling with people coming out of the closet, let alone doing it with intent to marry.
But ALL people should have the CHOICE of whether they wish to enter into a Civil Union or a Marriage.
And now is the time for discrimination of any kind to be put aside and for us to move forward and support ANYONE wishing to make that kind of commitment to another human being – to be able to share that day, with the people they love and walk out with the same piece of paper as the rest of us (and within that, the right to offer a child the loving home and security that has also been denied them).
You only have to check out the front page of the Herald, for a decent amount of time…it doesn’t appear to me, that heterosexual couples have any better grasp of childcare, than anyone else on this planet.
So go John Key!
“You go through all the merits of the argument and look at what people put up; but my view is that if two gay people want to get married I can’t see why it would undermine my marriage with Bronagh”
My point exactly.