“I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC News in an interview.
The fact that the president went on national television to endorse same-sex marriage is a massive step in the right direction. I know some of you might be thinking, “Way to be late to the game, Prez.” We say better late than never!
It’s amazing how shows like Glee, Pretty Little Liars, and Modern Family can be a million steps ahead of the law. No one made a big deal out of Kurt and Blaine dating on TV–in fact millions of viewers were stoked when they got together. Can anyone say that Emily and Maya weren’t totally adorable together? Yeah, it’s just a TV show, but they are hugely successful TV shows. That means millions of people are OK with same-sex couples, and that they probably support same-sex marriage, yet we’re only listening to the ones who oppose it? Give me a break.
We know not all of you are psyched about this and that you have your reasons, but we have to say get over it. The constitution entitles everyone to their own opinions and lifestyle–as long as it doesn’t stifle anyone else’s freedom. Keep your views, fine, but can we just LEGALLY stay out of other people’s business?! It is no one’s place to decide who can love who. A ban on same-sex marriage is a ban on love.
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