Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kentucky and the Great Gay Debate

Living in today's day and age, you would think that something as simple as marriage equality would be the norm. 

It's not.

I live in Kentucky and we are late to the "marriage equality" party. Tuesday, federal judge John Heyburn ruled that the prohibition of same sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U. S Constitution. This is great, except that Governor Steve Beshear said that the state will appeal this decision, just as he did when Judge Heyburn ruled that Kentucky must recognize same sex marriages that were performed in other states, back in February. Beshear claims that same sex marriages "threatens the state's birthrate and economic development." [cite]

What about the tax paying citizens of Kentucky that are homosexuals? What about the same sex couples in Kentucky that pay more than their fair share in taxes and give back more than their fair share to the economy? Why shouldn't they have the same rights as other Kentuckians that are straight? I find it to be absolutely ridiculous and, as a straight woman, it plain pisses me off.

The truly sad thing? When news stations post about this issue on their Facebook pages, the comments people make are beyond horrible. "Christians" come out of the woodwork and start quoting their cherry-picked bibles verses. Sinners, people who have no problem living a less than Christian life want to come out and act holier than though. The argument is always the same...."God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve...." "God says it's an abomination....", all while their profile pictures display profanity or sinful behavior.

My hope is that Gov. Beshear loses his appeal and that my homosexual friends can FINALLY have the same rights as me, a straight woman. It will be a happy day when my friends can LEGALLY marry the person they love. Next step after that is same sex adoptions being legal. But I'll take it one step at a time.

Kentucky, it's time to wake up and realize how you are portraying your state that you claim to love so much. No wonder Kentucky has such a bad rap....look at the people living here!

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