Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Let's get Married

As most of us know, i mean unless your living under a rock, the Senate is debating the FMA this week, so if you haven't already, please call your Senator's office and tell them how you feel.. Now, me how do I feel... I feel like since I was a little kidd, I always imagined myself getting married, having kids, a dog, the white house and picket fence.. when I was 19 years old I realized this would never happen- well not with a woman anyway.. However, I do see it happening with a man.. and I feel like love is love is love.. and if we would all focus on that the world would be a better place. At the same time, I feel like the debate at hand is one of the main reasons I feel like people need to come out to their families and freinds so people can stop harrassing and discrimanting against us and we stop them from doing this, by educating them and ceasing the fear that comes with being "different". Recently, I attended a dinner party and one of the guest said if everyone came out to 5 people, there would be noone who didn't know a gay person or someone who knew one, because their not talking about gay people their talkign about me... their talking about the men i love.. about the men i will learn to love about the men who deserve to be loved.. and because of this i say love... in addition, there is a division between church and state so no religous propaganda is needed... people kill me when they want to use the bible to make their points or discrimimate agaisnt people.. least we not forget they used the bible to enslave black folks and taught us that we were 1/3 whole until they decided it was no longer economical good and if we accepted and praised their jesus everything would be fine and we would be saved.. thats so ludacris to me, but people believe what they want to believe..

I say give me a brotha or can love me, let us rent two white tux's and call it a day.... I mean why should certain people, in this case straight people have access to certain priveleges and rights because their straight..???? I'm not talking about religous acceptance- i could care less.. I'm talking tax cuts, Social Security, having kids, legal protection, medical protection and coverage, foreign/immigration protection.. wtf.... the constition says that every man is created equal.. and if thats the case I say fuck marriage all together and everyone should just be allowed to have civil unions,... you want to make me a second class citizen i say kiss my ass and go to hell.. i for one will not take this laying down--nah, we will not take this laying down..so all my brothas and sistas go home and tell your Mama whats up cause if u bump into one day and we fall in love, we going to be in front of the Supreme Court cause i aint going out like a chump.. i want the same rights, freedoms, and opportunites that every other man has.... the point is we all the same and this heterosexual privelege shyt is getting on my last nerve...

so here's some links.. to check updates and i'll finish this blog or continue it later

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/World/Gays_and_Lesbians
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0606/p01s01-uspo.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p02s01-ussc.html?s=widep
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2006/06/06/gay_marriage_so_what/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_timeline


This link tripped me out.. how South Africa ahead of us??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_South_Africa
Got damn, let me get back on the boat and go bak home then..

And how about my 14th muthafuckin Admendenment??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

And my muthafuckin right to Citizenship???
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizenship


This link talks about marriage being one of the basic rights to man...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia

The Supreme Court overturned the convictions in a unanimous decision, dismissing the Commonwealth of Virginia's argument that a law forbidding both white and black persons from marrying persons of another race, and providing identical penalties to white and black violators, could not be construed as racially discriminatory. In its decision, the court wrote
Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

Despite this ruling, such laws rested unenforced in several states until 2000 when Alabama became the last state to remove its law against mixed-race marriage. Slow as Bama...

4 comments:

The Captain said...

I find this issue disgusting!

Emotionalbrotha said...

ur opinion Captain.. however, there is a division between church and state. and religion and politics are seperate topics altogether..

The Captain said...

There is no division of church and state? If it is (In law) prove it to me! That suggestive action was a ruling action of the late Chief Justice.

Will it be surprising to you that the politics or the government of this Nation is transpired out of religion?

Ladynay said...

That's one of the things I thought about....would this still be a political issue if all these rule makers knew that at least one person they knew was homosexual?