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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
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' "
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Rachel Carson, for Yeva Mikaelyan
It lasted September 28, 2005 - April 07, 2012
It meant the world to me, and now it's past.
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JayyVonMonroe32 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
I love you so much! This is like my sister! I'm a supporter of gays. Thank you.
TheWolfNinja Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I completely understand you, It's so sad that people can be such jerks about this :( This is an amazing, powerful, well-written piece and I hope you, me, and everyone else in a similar situation finds happiness :)
thisxyearsxfashion Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! =) The success of this piece means a lot.
TheWolfNinja Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
No problem! And that's great! I'm sure it took a ton of courage to put your emotions into words and share them with others, so you definitely deserve lots of success! :icondragonglomp:
zarhx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
It's coming. It will happen. One day, they'll give up fighting the pointless fight.
They're just afraid of the unknown.

It's the same as the fight for interracial relationships.
enekumiko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that was really meaningful and beautiful! It's all so true! I dunno how Canada stands on the whole homosexuality thing but I'm sure it's the same as the states! Well, I hope Canada is okay about it, I mean if I discovered I was lesbian that wouldn't be good : ( Awwh, I hope you see your girlfriend soon-ohmigosh this was in 2008!! Have you seen her a bit more since then? I hope so :aww: Great writing! This really inspired me!
thisxyearsxfashion Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! In fact, gay marriage is legal in all of Canada, though if I'm not mistaken adoption rights are still limited in many both countries do both still have a lot to work on.

Well yes, I've gotten to see her quite a bit since then =) incredibly, over time my mom has gone from one of the biggest religious biggots I've known to being very accepting and supportive of me and my relationship and is working on working with people in her church to help them understand homosexuality. She quite likes my girlfriend, too! We've still been apart all this time, but we have finally been able to see each other a few times in the past two years (well, the first year it wasn't exactly with permission because mom still wasn't accepting yet, but this year!)
And, absolutely incredibly, later this year she will be moving up just an hour away from me so we'll be able to see each other all the time, which will be amazing. It's been incredible, it's been...indescribably hard, but she's so worth it. I'm so lucky to have found her.

Anyway, sorry, I ramble..haha..but thank you!! :heart:
enekumiko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! Oh, it is! Yeah, I wonder how the rest of the world is dealing with it?

That's great! Really? That's cool. If I did come out of the closet, I wonder how my mom would take it. I just told my bestest friend about my current state and she seemed to take it okay! I wonder why churches are so against it, yet God should be happy that people are loving each other instead of killing and stuff! Wow, that close?! That's gonna be great! Yeah, it is worth it for someone you love!

Ohohoh, that's okay, I was worried I was going on too much in my comment! You're welcome!
Toxic-Rhythm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student
That is so sweet...I love it. Can I use this as a journal entry? I'll credit.
thisxyearsxfashion Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That would be just fine =)
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