Marriage equality is about more than just marriage.
It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.
Friday marked a very important, but as well sad point in German politics. Finally we did vote for marriage equality. Most of the politicians, no matter which party, from my region did vote yes. I am sad that there are still so many people in our parliament who choose to vote no. Thankfully we did knew it would go through so the ones who voted no will now hopefully loose a good chunk of their voters. It is still sad that there are so many on no here. If you would have listened to German radio on Friday it was a mess, people kept calling about the “abnormality” of marriage equality and how kids deserve a mom and a dad. I did not have a dad when I grew up (because he died when i was six) and tbh I think I did turn out pretty great. But this is not even the point. What a sad world we live in that still so many people think it is okay to think and feel like that. What did go wrong? I blame the society for not educating people enough. I grew up in a small town as well and my grandma is insanely proud and she did never, not once, tell us that it is not okay to love who we love. It is no excuse to be narrow-minded, to make people feel bad about themselves and the saddest thing is that it is not the ‘older people’ who think bad. It is young people as well who are really horrible towards this decision.
Everyone should feel free to love who they want to love and everyone should be able to have the same rights. To be able to marry who they want to marry in terms of sexual orientation.
Let’s all see that this world becomes a safe place, a happy place and a place were everyone feels that they belong here.