It doesn’t matter to me if you’re a man and you love a man. It doesn’t matter to me if you’re a woman and you love a woman. I don’t care if you’re a man that dresses like a woman but loves women who dress like men but love men.
That’s YOUR CHOICE. And, more pointedly, it’s a NON-ISSUE. Your choice doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care about your choice. Do whatever you want.
I know the above offends some people. It offends the people on the religious right. It also offend people on the liberal left because of those simple words “..I don’t care.”
You see, it’s not just about equality to most people, it’s also about getting everyone to give a damn about their plight. When you have liberty minded individuals like myself telling you that “it doesn’t matter.”, people get offended. Why? Because “it’s their thing” that you don’t care about.
My point is, get married. Don’t get married. Who cares? Do your own thing and be happy!
Here’s the catch:
You do your own thing, I’ll do my own thing. Don’t interfere with me, I won’t interfere with you. I don’t want your lifestyle leaking over onto my lifestyle and I won’t push my lifestyle over on your lifestyle. To each their own.
The problem is, for those in a minority situation, in this instance, the “marriage equality” side of things, your lifestyle will eventually interfere with the lifestyles of others. At some point in the future, ministers are going to be forced into a situation whereby they must either choose to perform at same-sex weddings or choose not to perform and if they choose not to perform, the repercussions will be felt all across this country. Ministers will be forced into performing or leaving their congregation.
Some of you feel that’s perfectly fine. However, this situation has just usurped the liberty of someone else and that my friends is the straw that will break the camel’s back.
Obtaining a “right” by removing a “right” isn’t how things are done. Oh, at first, things may be all well and good, but these things tend to take a little time to wash out…. eventually, because of this new finding by the SCOTUS, there will be blood on the hands of those forcing the issue.
But, I digress, that’s the point in which those on the other side of the issues say “….I don’t care!”
“…Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” — Thomas Jefferson