The issue I want to address is whether or not people of the same gender should be allowed to marry.
My short answer: yes.
My long answer includes an explanation for why my answer is yes.
For a while I didn't really think about this issue. Before I was 18 there was a law passed stating that homosexuals may not legally marry, and I didn't really care about it one way or another.
But then I met someone, a woman who is attracted to both men and women. Neither of us made a big deal about it, but she didn't try to hide it, and I found out about her orientation when she talked about previous girlfriend(s) and her (then) current boyfriend.
After we became pretty good friends I tried to imagine myself saying to her "So, if you fall in love with a man, that's great! I'll come to your wedding and everything. But if you fall in love with a woman? Sorry, you're out of luck." I knew I could never say that to her.
I don't think she even knows that it's thanks to her that I woke up and made up my mind about this political issue. An issue which really shouldn't be a political issue, but up to individuals about what's right for them.
Love is love. Some of us are attracted to the opposite gender, others to their own, some to both. Whatever the case might be, we're all equally capable of love. And we should all have the same rights, whatever our orientation.
What do you think? Or are you like I was before I met my friend, and haven't really thought about it?