Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Step Forward

Florida has taken a step toward marriage equality.   The State's first same sex marriages will legally take place on Tuesday, January 6.  There will be celebrations.

Why it should be any of my business who another consenting adult person chooses to love and honor and live with is beyond me.

TRADITION!!??!!  You cannot marry outside of your race, your ethnic background or country of origin, your religion.  How many of us would even be here then?

I say this is an argument that does not even need to be happening.

14 comments:

  1. I agree completely! What I really don't understand is how they think it undermines my own marriage? It just doesn't. One state at a time.

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  2. I concur. When the debate about same-sex marriages arises I'm always reminded of the comedian who said, "why should heterosexual couples be the only ones to be unhappy".

    Seriously, though I don't understand the fuss. Successful relationships occur regardless of sex, color or creed. I think it's been 10 years since it was "allowed" in Saskatchewan and it doesn't garner many comments any more. Well, except for the time the marriage commissioner refused to marry a couple. That created a few news stories.

    Have a great week!

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  3. I join you in not understanding the outrage over same-sex marriage.
    Who cares?

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  4. I agree and good point on tradition. Glad to see Florida has changed their laws.

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  5. "I say this is an argument that does not even need to be happening. " I shall quote you often. Very well said.

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  6. You said it the way I think it. Well done. Glad my home state has joined the 21st century.

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  7. Amen to that! Government has too too much control!

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  8. My cousin married his spouse in December 2013 and had their wedding reception in July 2014. A joyous occasion in Hawaii.

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  9. Except for all the legal issues, you do not need to marry at all sometimes.

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  10. What fun! The law will take effect on our wedding anniversary. I'm glad Florida is joining Hawaii.

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  11. I agree with you. As do my sister and her girlfriend/life partner, who applaud the change in laws, slow as they may be in coming.

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  12. Yes, I agree! We've had same-sex marriage for years. My elderly friends, both about 80, were married 25 years ago!

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