I am (not) sorry for getting married
I stumbled upon this video and had a good laugh. However, I do have to admit that there is a bit of truth in all of that. Ridiculous protests in a name of the term – Marriage. The same sex marriage or a civil union or any other term you can come up with – as long as it provides same benefits and protection by law. I just want to know, truly know, how my commitment to my partner hurts any straight marriage? How in a world my love for my partner would destroy somebody’s precious marriage?
I do not care how you call it, I honestly don’t. All I care about is the equality.
As long as you have to obey same laws, you get same benefits, your partner is able to come to see you in a hospital and make life saving decisions, gets medical insurance and doesn’t have to fight for kids if something bad happens – I don’t care how you call it.
I am not sorry that I was able to get married to my partner 5 years ago in Canada, but I am sorry that my partner had to leave her country (she is an American) to be with me. I am sorry that she had to leave behind her family, the country she loved, her friends and her home. And I am sorry that she was treated like a second class citizen.
On a bright side, I am so honored that they care about what I do and how I live my life. I am honored to be so special and noticed. There must be some kind of amazing powers that I have that make heterosexual marriages crumble. I didn’t know that heterosexual marriages were on a verge of disappearing and I am so sorry that we need to protect it whatever it takes.