Friday, 12 June 2015


By now, we've all heard of the Jensens (personally, I prefer the Jetsons, but eh), a couple who have said they will get divorced if "gay marriage" (whatever that is, marriage is marriage is marriage to me, two people who love each other and want to be together forever) becomes legal. One of their now ex-friends has decided to uninvite the couple from their wedding.

First off, why did this have to be played out publicly? Who CARES if someone gets divorced, my parents got divorced and they didn't make the news. It's the same as getting married, who CARES if you get married, whatever gender your partner is, provided they are of an age and capability where they are legally able to consent?

The second point, and the main point of this blog post though, comes from the comments section. A lot of people are blasting the "pro-gay marriage" movement for "not respecting the Jensens right to an opinion". I agree, everyone is entitled to an opinion. I have a lot of opinions, hell, I have a whole blog full of opinions. Having opinions and sharing opinions is what makes the world go around, and it's interesting having, sharing, disagreeing and even changing opinions. It's how we grow and make ourselves better, individually and as a collective.

Having an opinion is fine. However, when you are actively trying to disadvantage someone else, that's when it stops being "just an opinion". No one has the right to disadvantage another person, or another group of people, and that is what the "anti-gay marriage" movement is about - disadvantaging another group of people, and I don't care why it is, but it's wrong. Have your opinions, talk about your opinions, disagree with other opinions, but realise when your opinion might be harmful to others, and don't go out of your way to disadvantage others, no matter what you think of them.

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