Today and tomorrow, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about same-sex marriage. Forty-one states currently forbid it. Forbid. They forbid love.
This has been one of those arguments that makes me shake my head in wonder.
Because, really, if you want to get married, it will never be easy. It doesn't matter what your gender is.
If you never shared a bedroom growing up, guess what, now you will. If you didn't go away to college and experience living with roommates, now you will. Shared bathroom time. Laundry. Parenting small people; who turn into big people. Religious, political, environmental, educational ideas that won't always mesh. Seriously.
Kim Kardashian. I will confess to watching these over-the-top nuptials with Bella. I was drawn in hook, line, and sinker. THIS is the woman young girls "look up to" and "admire?" She is currently a red-hot mess of pregnant with another man's baby while still married. NOT forbidden.
Katy and Russell. That was just odd. Now at least she is wide awake.
55 hours of marriage:
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra
Mario Lopez and Ali Landry
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley
Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock
Renée Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
How many people do you know who have been married more than once? I was allowed to get married twice.
It doesn't list a gay couple. Because 41 states forbid them to marry. Who doesn't love NPH? Or Ellen? Or Anderson Cooper?
The shining light of the brilliant examples of who CAN get married fills me with an internal rage.
We are NOT born with the capacity to be prejudiced. We are taught it.
Can we please, please, please start teaching more about love?
Both light and shadow are the dance of love.
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