27 March 2013

First comes love, then comes marriage...

Hi.

Do you know what this week is?

A good one.

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the California Prop 8 Case. Today are the arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act case.

In case you didn't know already, here is my opinion:


 So there.

I believe that any individual, regardless of gender or orientation, should have the option to marry any other individual. 



Period. None of this 'civil union' bullshit. Just two people, getting married, without anybody throwing rocks at them--no matter their genitalia. Love is love, and family is family. You don't need to be married to know love, and you don't need to be married to be a family (you don't even have to be legally married to be married); but if you want to get legally married you should be able to.

Personally, if my FLP (future life partner) is a man, I don't really care about marriage. I can take it or leave it, whatever. Maybe for taxes. Maybe if it matters to him. But if my FLP is a woman, I will marry. the. CRAP. out. of. her., with a big horrible obnoxious wedding that will take at least a year to plan, with flowers and dresses and cakes and favors and bridesmaids and bridesmen and a flower boy or girl. And if it's not legal in our state, we'll go somewhere it is legal and do it even bigger. And I'll invite every bigot I've ever met, just to make them squirm when they open the invitations and throw them away. So there.

And they say every girl has her wedding planned since childhood . . . Can I just say now that eloping is a much more attractive option?

Granted, it's easy for me to talk the big talk.

I am a chicken when it comes to romance. A big awkward chicken who can't read social ques. I'm always like She's really cute, but then I use a bazillion excuses to basically justify my cowardice and not do anything about it ever. And sometimes I start to do something about it and then talk myself out of it before it turns into anything.

I realize I've got all the time in the world, and I'm the president of it's-good-to-take-things-slow world; and maybe it's because I'm the only single person in my group of friends (again and still), or maybe it's because it's officially springtime now and everyone gets twitterpated in the springtime; but dammit I am tired of being single. So I'm giving myself a goal: I don't have to find myself a relationship, and nothing at all has to be successful or work out, but I have to stop being a chicken. ASAP.

Have a fabulous day.

Irene

1 comment:

Shaylee Ann said...

Oh, goodness, it's a good thing that I love you, Ashley. :)

P.S. I really should stop reading your blog. ;) :P

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