10 reasons I care about the same sex marriage rulings

10 reasons I care about the same sex marriage rulings June 26, 2013

1.  Because I’m a human being …

and I feel the pain of other human beings who have suffered isolation, discrimination, intolerance, and violence for loving the “wrong” people.

2.  Because I’m a friend of people who are homosexual …

and even Dick Cheney supports same sex marriage when someone he cares about is lesbian.

3.  Because I’m a heterosexual male …

and a step toward destigmatizing homosexuality means a step toward broadening the absurdly narrow model of (macho) male heterosexuality.

4.  Because I’m a father …

and a step toward destigmatizing homosexuality also means that, just maybe, the next time one schoolboy calls another “faggot”, the stigma will land where it should … back on the boy who said it.

5.  Because I’m a progressive …

and the imp in me enjoys every opportunity for social conservatives to make asses out of themselves.

6.  Because I’m a graduate from kindergarten …

and the first two things you learn in kindergarten are to share and play fair … and that applies to Constitutional rights as much as it does to crayons.

7.  Because I’m a lawyer …

and it’s good to see the legal system work sometimes.

8.  Because I’m a former Mormon …

and it’s about time that Prop 8 came around and bit the LDS Church in the ass.

9.  Because I’m a Pagan …

and marriage equality is a no-brainer for Pagans.

10.  Because I’m an American …

and gods-damnit, I am proud of it today!

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