I usually start these with a title and an idea. This time, I have no clue what to write. I feel like I have expressed my views as well as I possibly could. I have tried to make sense of the reasons that people give for being against marriage equality. I will never try to understand hate. The exception to that is self-loathing. I understand that all too well. I have learned not to do that. I digress.
It’s been some time since I wrote one of these and it has been on my heart to write again, even if I don’t know what to write. I guess it boils down to this. For me, I will always stand beside my friends. Even if we don’t talk every day or every week, they are still my friends. I will always stand against people who wish them ill. I love and respect them, otherwise they wouldn’t be called “friends”. I want, for them, the same rights as I have. I want, for them, the right to be able to marry whoever they fall in love with. I want, for them, to not have to be treated with institutionalized prejudice. I don’t expect it to happen today, tomorrow, or next week. If I had my way it would have happened yesterday.