Thursday, March 14, 2002

Tonight, Rosie O'Donnell comes out of the closet. Primetime Thursday with Diane Sawyer. Check your local listings.

Big Deal.

So, what if she's gay? You'll still watch her show because its good. And gay people can in fact be good parents, despite what the state of Florida will tell you...

The thing I don't understand about homosexuality is this: How is a homosexual relationship different from a heterosexual one? And sex isn't it answer I'm talking about. I don't see how there's a difference. A relationship, whether its homo or hetero, is a relationship.

Now, this is the thing that bothers me. Most homosexuals I know want the world to recognize that a homosexual relationship is no different from a hetero one. OK, no problem there. But, the same people who want the world to recoginze the relationship is the same, don't live by "the rules" of a heterosexual one. Why is it ok for a gay man to cheat on his partner? Does it not hurt the partner's feelings? If you want me to recognize that your homo relationship has the same benefits as my heterosexual one, then you also have to accept that all the good things about a relationship come with all the bad things too.

I don't think America is ready to legal recognize a gay union as a legal marriage. Personally, I don't have a problem calling it a marriage. You take vows that say I love you, honor you, etc. And in any marriage, you have to uphold those vows, or there could be consequences. Until more people in the gay community live up to that standard, their marriages won't be recognized marriages, legally or otherwise.

Also, I should note that I don't mean any of this as a sweeping, generalization of the gay community. There are plenty of gay couples who uphold their vows and love each other, probably more than most heterosexual couples. But, there's needs to be more. To be accepted by society, you have to live up to society's standards, and not expect their standards to be lowered for you.

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