Opinion: Gay marriage. Who really cares?

During my time in college, my views on life and many social concerns have changed completely.

One concern in particular was the issue of gay marriage. Honestly when I first came to this school, I was dead-set against thought of same -sex marriage.

Like most bigots, I used my religion as my stage to stand upon, without truly understanding the Bible.

I wasn’t “Westboro Baptist Church” against the issue, I just supported the conviction I was taught.

Now looking at the issue through a different lens, I come to one simple conclusion: Who cares?

It is an unmitigated shame that people stress themselves over a minor issue of who wants to marry whom when we have soldiers overseas, and a Congress that is unwilling to work to fix our nation’s financial issues.

For those same-sex couples who are eager to partake a wedded bliss, the love is already there.

These folks just want the benefits that they work so hard for.

Still not convinced?

Well, let’s look at the Good Book.

If you have ever been intimate outside of marriage, gotten a tattoo, filed for divorce or even if you’ve had a meal of either shellfish or pork, you technically have sinned.

The only difference is that these are violations are legal in the United States.

Where is the outrage?

Where is the protest?

I’ll tell you where it is: Lost in a sea of hypocrisy.

Homosexual couples who value and honor the sanctity of marriage have witnessed numerous heterosexual couples continue to destroy the institution of marriage as divorce rates soar to all-time highs.

If you’re like me and do not want a gay marriage, you don’t have to get one.

This doesn’t mean that we should hinder on others’ rights to pursue happiness.

Even more, it’s asinine that in the U.S., 27 states have laws allowing marriage between first cousins.

Just like in 1967, when the issues of interracial marriage was on the table, the ball is once again in the Supreme Court’s corner.

Only time tell if the court will rise to the occasion like Kobe Bryant or choke like LeBron James.

Ready or not, it is a new day in America.

The moral of this rant is that if it doesn’t destroy your quality of living, harm your family or make you lose your job, then you shouldn’t care and get bent out of shape.

Just let it go, and to each their own.

Corey Sanchez

Communications major Corey Sanchez served as The Highland Cavalier's opinion editor and assistant sports editor for the 2012-2013 academic year. He previously served as a staff writer.

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