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How I Feel About It

Updated on June 16, 2016
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In My Opinion

Why are gay people expected to "come out of the closet" and announce that they're gay? I didn't come out of the cupboard and announce that I'm straight.

Additionally, why call it "gay marriage"? You wouldn't call it "straight marriage". It's just marriage. A bond between two people who love each other and would do anything for each other.

I am sick and tired of all of the hatred in this world, of all of the violence born from said hatred. We all need a wake up call, and I don't know what else it's going to take to give it to everyone.

Why I Don't Think It's a Choice

This is one of the arguments a lot of people choose, "it's a choice". Now, I ask all of you, at what point in your life did you say to yourself, "I'm going to like girls" or "I'm going to like boys"? No one just decides to themselves what they're going to like. The same as you don't decide what style of clothes you like, it's just what appeals to you- and yet the person standing next to you can think it's the ugliest shirt they've ever seen.

In a world full of hate, why would someone choose to be gay? Why would someone choose to do something that they know they're going to get bullied and ridiculed for by half of the people they run into? Why would someone choose to have their family disown them because they don't approve? Why would someone choose a life of hardship?

If you didn't choose to be straight, what makes you think they chose to be gay?

I am not arguing with your right to believe whatever you want to believe. If despite what I've just said, you still believe it's a choice, that's fine. If you still believe it's wrong, that's fine. If you believe that it's a sin, that's also fine. You are 100% completely entitled to believe whatever you want, and I don't believe in taking that away from anyone. I do, however, believe that if it's not your life, it's not your decision to make. You don't have to like it, you don't have to approve of it, but it doesn't impact you or change you, it's not your life. It's the same as you make decisions on a day to day basis and don't want anyone's beliefs changing your choices.

A lot of people will agree with this gentleman, and like I've stated, that's not wrong. Again, everyone has the right to an opinion, even if my opinion differs from yours.

Before you get angry that him (red) and I are arguing and you think we're attacking each other, we are friends and therefore respect each other's right to have our opinion, and feel the way we want. We are still friendly and this has not impacted how we act toward one another at all.


The young woman (pink) who commented last pretty much sums it up. I truly hope that one day we will respect the differences among us, and live in peace and harmony.

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