A lot of people, I've noticed, have stopped pledging alleigance in the morning at school. I'm betting all or most of them do it as some meaningless rebellion, laziness, not feeling like it, and other pointless reasons. I don't pledge because any country I have that much respect for wouldn't stop me from marrying someone I love just because of who they are. Any "freedom worth fighting for" doesn't claim freedom to all mankind with little exceptions they forgot to mention. Any respectable flag doesn't say "all men are created equal" without really meaning it, or "all men have the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, except the ones we don't like as much."
What kind of blind country is America, to think the people even have the right to vote who does and doesn't deserve the right to marry the person they love? How is it not obvious that what's happening is wrong? I thought freedom of religious beliefs was something people came here for. It's something people fight for. But if we have freedom of beliefs, why are some laws based on one religion? Those against gay marriage say they don't support because it's "wrong" or "God doesn't like it." Is that honestly what's making everything so unfair for people like me? I COULD SAY FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS WRONG. I COULD SAY SCHOOL IS WRONG. I COULD FCKING SAY HAIRBRUSHES ARE WRONG. I could get all of my little followers and make a huge deal out of hairbrushes being produced and try to get the government to make them illegal and guess what would happen to the hairbrush industry? NOTHING. The world would go on making hairbrushes because it's ridiculous to be against them. Oh wait, that kind of makes me remember something. IT'S RIDICULOUS TO STOP PEOPLE FROM GETTING MARRIED FOR STUPID REASONS. And if it's illegal because "God doesn't like it," and we want to base our government on the Bible then why isn't lying illegal? Why isn't saying "Oh my God" illegal? Could someone help me out here? Because I really don't get it.
And the day I'm hospitalized for some reason and my girlfriend can't stay with me because she's not my legal spouse I am going to SCREAM. As if that would be our fault the country doesn't want "our kind" getting married. Honestly, what the hell are people thinking?
I want to live to see a day where people holding hands with people makes passers-by smile, not just if it's a certain kind. Where the only reason a gay couple has to travel half-way across the world to get married is because they want to. Where "that's gay" and "what a fag" are never, ever used. Where girls kissing girls or boys kissing boys is looked at as something meaningful, instead of something that gets the opposite sex all hot. Where kids don't feel like their parents hate them just because of who they love. Where kids in gay relationships are treated equal to kids in straight ones, because I'm so fucking sick of this. I'm sick of crying, and knowing so many other people have to cry for the same reasons as me. I'm sick of the fact that my sister got to go out of town and spend all day with her boyfriend on their one year anniversary and I'll be lucky to talk to my girlfriend for more than a few hours on an instant messager on ours. I'm sick of the fact that we have to hide so much, and we'll be lucky if we can see eachother more than once or twice a year until we're 18. And once we're trying to get somewhere to live together I bet you a million bucks it's gonna be hard as hell to find someone who will sell a house to a gay couple.
And I haven't even seen her in seven months. And we've been together for almost a year and we haven't even kissed.
I want a world where no one cries for the reasons I do. I want a world where no one gets depressed and kills themselves because they can't take this unwanted feeling anymore, the one from their parents, their peers, the government, the world, maybe even their friends, because it happens. I want a world where no one pretends to be straight because they know how everyone will treat them. All the people that hide it and close themselves up because they don't know who to trust or they know they can't handle being hurt so much. I want a world where I can kiss my girlfriend in my own house, with my parents home like my sister has gotten to do because she's straight. Where the only true reasons I can't see her is when there is really, honestly not enough money. I want a world where something so ridiculous as what gender you're born into doesn't put a limit on who you're allowed to end up falling in love with, and where homosexuality is finally recognized as something real, something a person can't control, something you're born into, instead of some kind of mindset or a way to rebel against the world, and all that other crap people use as excuses when in reality they just don't want to accept it.
So I'll pledge the flag the day the world decides to recognize ALL true love as equal. If and when that happens, I'll be screaming it so loud you'd hear me from whatever galaxy is furthest from here.
Written by thisxyearsxfashion
Sometime during 2006