The United States will be forever changed as the U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing two landmark cases this week, with the future of same-sex marriage in the country at stake.
Over the past few days, the justices have heard arguments for and against Proposition 8, which bans same sex marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA], an act passed in 1996 that allows only the marriage of a man and woman to be recognized, prohibiting same sex couples from receiving the countless benefits associated with being wed.
That means that even though nine states and Washington, D.C. allow same-sex couples to wed; they are still unable to receive benefits associated with being married because of DOMA— an issue that is part of the Supreme Court debate.
To me, the ability to love and marry who you want to is a natural right — one that should not have to be won in court. I do not understand why and how people take it so personally what others choose to do.
It does not affect you.
And it should not be cast as a political or religious issue tied to rules and laws. It is a personal issue, and should remain that way.
Below is an image I saw on Facebook. At its core, I think it accurately portrays just how stupid the concept of not allowing gay people to marry is.