I came across this video online and I was moved almost to tears. I love wedding videos like this, but this particular video is something special. Two Black men get married in a lovely wedding. They are members of a popular Black Fraternity, which is maybe why the video has garnered the attention it has. *Shrug* I don’t particularly care about that because I don’t believe singular actions represent an entire organization, either good or bad. What I loved most was that they were surround by people who truly seemed to love and support them. It was beautiful and they looked SO happy. Love it real. However it manifests.
I just wonder what state this took place in and whether or not the marriage is legally recognized (I admit I didn’t pay close enough attention). I hope so. Progress is being made, folks. I saw some horrible comments in some places, but people are entitled to their opinions.
I support same sex marriage not simply because I believe in the rights of people in the LGBT community to get married. Yes, I feel that way, too, of course. I just don’t think the “gay people have the right to marry who they love” argument holds much water or merit legally. You can’t legislate love. Period. I support same sex marriage because there is no legal justification as to why it is still illegal. None. Not a single legal reason for two people of the same sex to be barred from being married.
I wrote about it more here
Basically, since opposite sex people need do nothing more than be of legal age (which varies by state), be not of close blood relationship (also varying by state), and be legal citizens to be married, there is no reason to ban people of the same sex from doing so. There are no other significant requirements of marriage. Many states don’t require blood testing or any particular screening. In NY, I took a few documents and was able to get a marriage license in an hour. Didn’t have to prove that I loved my then-fiancee. Didn’t have to prove we were going to have children. Didn’t have to prove much of anything. We were able to get a license simply because we were a man and a woman with birth certificates, social security cards, and driver’s licenses proving at least one of us was a NY state resident.
Morality didn’t enter into that, so why should it play any role in same sex unions?
Think about it.