On Gay Marriage and Being LGBT

They hate you for something you can not change.
Because then they know they will never have a reason to stop.
But then you make peace with it.
You are still scared, because you know they haven’t.
They say they preach love for all,
but really, they only love those who are like them.

And of course, you are still wrong,
that you do not understand this concept. We do.
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.
Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.”

They fail to see that this beyond them,
and that with these changes that are happening around us,
we are not deviating from a previous perfectness,
but rather moving towards a future one.

They fail to see that “marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death.”
And if it so endures beyond a barrier that may only be lifted by God,
then why do you believe that a simple barrier of physical features
is enough to divide something that is this innate to our being?

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.”
Indeed, my hope is to not be excluded from something so intrinsic to human nature,
something that seems to stand the test of time and move across the boundaries of man,
just because a book He did not even write Himself says that I should be, and you chose to believe it,
and I did not.

Author’s Note: All quotations are from SCOTUS’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.

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