I’m not one to play the gay card, but the blatant disregard to equality still baffles me. Living in America we hear all throughout our schooling that this is the country of freedom and prosperity but in various aspects that doesn’t apply. America likes to think of itself as a beacon of light to the rest of the world, but overtime it seems that this country has stopped shining. Fourteen countries around the world allow same-sex marriage, not including the United States (even though twelve states do recognize same-sex marriage). Yet, even though same-sex marriage might not be nationally recognized here in America other places have it much worse.
Russia recently has had a couple bills that blatantly discuss gays as less human than heterosexuals. One of the bills makes it illegal to tell children that homosexuality exist, or that homosexuals are equal to heterosexuality. The other bills makes it illegal for countries that allow same-sex marriage to adopt children, the bill also makes it illegal for single individuals to adopt (no matter the sexual orientation). While I understand that the majority of Russians support these bills (let’s be honest any poll from Russia is probably a little shady), this bill makes no common sense. There is children that need homes with a bill like this so many will not have the opportunity to prosper in a loving environment and will just disappear in the system.
Some of the opponents on same-sex couples adopting say that gay individuals shouldn’t be able to adopt because they are pedophiles. They seem to overlook that there is pedophiles that are straight. If the point of banning same-sex couples from adopting is children’s safety then probably no one should adopt a child. They also say same-sex couples will make the child become gay. Heaven forbid that there is another homosexual in the world, and newsflash we don’t learn to be gay, we just are. So instead of giving children the opportunity to thrive in a adoptive family, they rather the child stay in the adoptive system.
The argument against same-sex marriage is just as ludicrous. Same-sex marriage threatens the institution of marriage. Fourteen countries allow same-sex marriages right now, and as far as I know those countries haven’t had a collapse of the marriage institution (I called the institution, they wouldn’t comment). If the gay couple next to you threatens your marriage, then your marriage must not have a stable and loving foundation. They also argue the Bible says homosexuality is wrong. Right off the bat, governments have a separation of church and government….republicans tend to forget this little fact here in America. The Bible mentions homosexuality very little, and where it is mentioned the verses could be interpreted in various ways. Who is to say their interpretation is the supreme one.
It just amazes me that here in America we had Black Civil Rights, now people look back on those times and say they can’t believe there was discrimination. Well the Gay Civil Rights is the same thing, but this time instead of skin color people are discriminating a interior biological aspect.
I’m sorry to just rant but with Russia’s bills this week it’s really made me realize just how second class we are treated around the world. I’m not saying people should be made to love homosexuals but people should be able to agree that we all deserve the same rights, whether you agree with someone’s lives. We all share this world, no one should be superior to anybody else.