Yes you Dumb ass, actually its not OK for others to believe the only ‘stable, home life’ is one between a man and a woman. I’m not a gay man in a relationship with another man but it’s pretty easy for me to comprehend that any love or respect that they show for each other is no more or no less needed for a healthy home life and to raise happy confident kids than it is for a straight man and woman. You don’t need to live a life to understand that while it may appear different to yours on the surface, you only have to lightly scratch the veneer to see that a healthy home is one where there is love, respect, tolerance, kindness, discipline and endurance to work though the hard times.
I’d tell you of all the countless studies that have shown that kids raised in same sex ‘married’ households are as healthy mentally and emotionally as kids raised by straight parents but I get the feeling you have no desire to hear facts. You want to bath in your faux superiority complex that believes only straight relationships can be ‘married’ and that a post about working through the hard times can only be about a marriage between a man and a woman. It saddens me that such archaic views still exist, that you say that it’s ‘OK for me to have my view, but others think differently’. Actually when your view implies an inferiority in a marriage simply because it is between two people of the same gender – no it’s not OK any more.
These little discretions bring us to a world that is separate but not equal and we deserve more from everyone in society for everyone in society. I don’t have to be gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered or asexual to understand that there is a common humanity that unites us under one banner, one race. We are you and you are us – if you try and fragment that you are telling a lie to the world, but you are only fooling yourself. Our relationships and needs are all the same, being human is a planet wide phenomenon that none of us escape – it is the great equalisers of all men.
So sorry, your dumb ass prejudice laden view is not equal to mine when it seeks to undermine the equality of all people within a society. I would feel sorry for you, that you feel the need with out evidence (in fact much evidence to the contrary) that a stable home for raising children is the bedrock for a prosperous and healthy society but only when it is for straight couples, but my compassion extends only to hoping that you can find it within yourself to review your attitudes to be more enlightened and empathetic.
We do agree about one thing though. A solid foundation to raise our children in is one where there is stability. It is based on teaching our children respect and perseverance, loyalty and kindness. Most of all it needs to be based on love, self discipline, compassion and empathy for others. If you say you believe these things but then do not back them up by your words and actions you are telling yourself a lie, but you are only fooling yourself.
Love is the answer, we should all show a little more love to our neighbours no matter how far or near in this blue planet they may be.