I am conservative. Always have been, always will be. So I have never been able to understand what my radical right wing brothers have seen wrong with gay marriage. Sure, you guys are afraid of coming out of the closet yourselves for fear of ridicule and banishment by your peers, I understand that. But why can't sassy Joe and his pixy-horse denim jacket marry Billy Big Man? I mean, it is us, the conservatives, the Republicans, who have always claimed to be the defenders of liberty, the liberators of the slaves and poor. But maybe you'll just accuse me of being gay - supporting "gaydom" or being a "gaylord"... or just a faggot. But you can chalk me up as another straight man for gay rights.
It seems to be popular culture to oppose gay marriage. The blacks proved it on Prop 8, and mine is only one of two states in the Union to allow it. Look, an interesting essay over here holds this issue up to the light a bit more, but I really don't see why people don't understand that gay rights include gay marriage.
Our President-elect has stated his opposition to gay marriage plenty of times. Change.gov states: "Barack Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples."
Alright, but weren't blacks supposedly provided with "legal rights and privileges equal to those of whites?" How is Obama's support of the civil union not, quite literally, a new incarnation of the "separate but equal" clause that he opposes so strongly?
I guess it is. I have decided to have a guest speaker construct the last third of my argument. Fast-forward 1:30 into the video, and if you are offended by four letter words, break out the earmuffs:
In conclusion, thank you AT Jerry Brown