Specifically, because of this article that I read about state bans on gay marriage. I'm appalled. Whatever happened to equal rights for all? Oh, that's right, the civil rights movement didn't apply to gays and lesbians. Neither did the women's rights movement, did it? Well, the majority voters in 11 states are saying so.
This whole thing, does it remind anyone of the latter half of season 3 of Queer as Folk? I feel like we're reliving the show, only with different results, it seems.
I've had some people on my friends list while I was at work talk about why Bush shouldn't be hated just because he's Kerry's opponent, or because the 'majority' hates him. While I'm sure that this is the basis for the opinions of many, I have two very valid reasons not to like him. Granted, he's not the root of all evil, but that doesn't mean that I have to like him. I do wish he would die, in my little way. He wants to ban my right to marry a woman. To be frank (and I'm not-- I'm Jamie XP) it's none of his business who I choose to marry. It would be his business if, say, I want to marry him, but I fail to see where he factors into the equation. The other thing is that I believe strongly in pro-choice. It's my right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, and yes I know that makes me a monster etc etc, I don't care. It may be uncool to wish your opponents should bite the big one, but I'm not completely mature, as I'm sure you've noticed. I've made leaps and bounds in the last few months, but I'm afraid that journey will never be completed. ^.^ Sorry but life is more fun if I'm allowed to fangirl, which can indicate a lack of maturity. I digress..
But you know what came of this? I realised (finally) that society is not going to change as easily as I'd imagined (deluded myself). So if I believe so strongly in something, I've got to take a more active role. I'm going to, believe me. Starting before I leave from Japan. (where GLBT is not a big issue) I know just the way to start...... =)