Yet another US Senator has stepped forward in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages. Mark Begich, Democratic Senator, from Alaska, issued this statement in support of marriage equality,
“I believe that same-sex couples should be able to marry and should have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other married couple,” Begich stated. “Government should keep out of individuals’ personal lives — if someone wants to marry someone they love, they should be able to. Alaskans are fed up with government intrusion into our private lives, our daily business, and in the way we manage our resources and economy.”
Frankly, I’m appalled that we still have to legislate over whether the rights of one should or should not be the right of ALL.
But on the eve of the fight between the Respect for Marriage Act vs the Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court, battle lines are still being drawn:
I suppose, sooner than later those senators who oppose marriage equality will get what the rest of us get, that marriage between two people of the same-sex who love and respect each other will have absolutely no bearing on the strength or weakness of their own marriages or intimate relationships. A record high of 58 percent of Americans believe gay marriage should be legal, an almost complete reversal in opinion of a 2003 poll, where 55 percent of Americans said same-sex marriage should be illegal, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday.
In fact, having to bear witness to people who had to struggle and fight to be together in love, may just be the boost their lackluster relationships need.
Life’s funny that way.