Love is love

A week ago today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on marriage equality.

The Constitution grants … (all) equal dignity in the eyes of the law. It is so ordered.

In light of the great news, my Facebook post read: Love is love. Marriage equality for all! As it should be.

Some people are against gay marriage. For reasons of religion, morals, procreation, etc.

Here’s the deal: Marriage is about two consenting adults making a commitment.

Merriam-Webster defines marriage as: a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.

Marriage is a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law, not by religion or the bible. And actually, there is nothing in there stating love.

Though I personally think love is an important factor when you get married. But it is not required to be legal.

But people get married for a variety of reasons. And their reasons are none of my business even if I disagree.

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Enough with the finally

Recently I have known people who have gotten engaged. At least one person (though usually more) has a response of FINALLY!

Sometimes when someone decides to have a baby, the response is FINALLY!

Really, is that necessary?

If someone wants to get married or not, have a baby or not, shouldn’t that be their business?

There are a multitude of reasons why people FINALLY get married, move in together, get engaged, have a baby, buy a house or whatever. These are all major commitments, which shouldn’t be taken lightly. I believe these type of life decisions should be made with an informed and educated decision.

I have to admit that years ago when a girlfriend told me that she and her boyfriend had gotten engaged my response was FINALLY! Guh! I can’t believe that I said that.

I am a child of divorce … many divorces.

Which means I take marriage seriously and I would never jump into a marriage before I was ready. Not when anyone else was ready, but when I was ready! (And, of course, The Husband had to be ready as well.)

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