My first post on my brand new blog (and I really hope it will be my last attempt to set up a decent one) deals with an event that happened this morning in the US. Yes, I am talking about Marriage Equality! In all 50 states!! How great is this?!?! I’ve always supported gay rights, and while I’m waiting for my country to extend marriage rights to homosexual couples, I feel the need to express my happiness for those who can finally feel 100% free to love whoever they want!
In this article from Vox.com the long road to same-sex marriage is explained quite well: it took more than 10 years for homosexuals from all over the States to gain a right other people have always taken for granted.
I wish it wouldn’t be so difficult for all European countries to understand that marriage it’s only about love, and not just procreation, and that having the same rights as everyone else makes “different people” feel a little less “different”. I’ve met lots of gay and lesbian young people in my life, and I’ve seen them being treated differently in public places (e.g. at school, from their own teachers) and even being rejected from their parents and from their friends, and it’s not cool not being able to help someone you love like you wish you could.
To all the gay people out there still waiting to be treated like “normal” people, hold on. Love will win again, like it won today.