My first question: Why shouldn’t two people who love each other have the right to be together? I can’t think of a good reason.
Okay, maybe I can. How practical would that union be? Example 1: When a man and a woman meet in a bar, the man buys the drinks. Who buys the drinks in a same-sex date? Example 2: The woman gets the ring; the bride’s family pays for the wedding. If the couple is same-sex, who does what? Example 3: For the bachelor party, the guys go to Camelot. The women’s party is at Chippendales. But which member of the same-sex couple goes to the strip club and which goes to the bridal store? Who is the bride? Who is the groom?
I am questioning the practically of same-sex marriages, not the morality. My best customers are of the alternative lifestyle. They also know how much I love them. We frequently joke about this issue. And I always say “Hey, you have the right to be miserable or to pull the plug.”
But on a serious note: when my father was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a drug-induced coma and my mom walked into the room, the smell of her perfume and the sound of her voice revitalized my father. However, although I am a heterosexual, if an accident put me in the ICU, my live-in boyfriend legally could not visit me. That simply does not make sense.
I’m not questioning the morality of same-sex marriage. If two people love each other, who cares whether you call it civil union or marriage? I’m with The Beatles, who said, “Let it be,” and Gwen Stefani, who says, “It’s my life; let me live it.”