Thursday, 28 February 2013

Same love- Macklemore (gay marriage)

             I believe that the issue of gay marriage is a huge problem in the world today. I think that everyone should have the right to marry who they want to marry. Why would someone else's marriage effect you? If you don't believe in marrying someone of the same sex then don't marry someone of the same gender. In the song Macklemore states "man that's gay gets dropped on a daily, we become so numb to what er are saying" (2:23). I totally agree with him being gay is often used in a way that makes being gay equal to something being stupid, or to offend someone. I do understand that often people don't mean to offend anyone but I think we need to start thinking before we speak. If I wanted to say something was stupid i would go around saying "Man that's so science" because science has nothing to do with being stupid, and neither does being gay. Being gay is not a choice and I don't think people should have their rights as a human taken away because of something that isn't even their choice.

I do understand that it can make some people uncomfortable and I don't think that makes you a bad person but I think a gay person should be able to hold hands in public and feel comfortable doing it without being judged just as much as a straight couple are able to do it. I know that some people were raised in homes where being gay is not right, and I understand sometimes it can be hard to look at other peoples perspective, but I think sometimes people don't try hard enough to understand where other people are coming from. I think that if someone of the same sex makes you happy then be with them and show the world how happy they make you.

It disgusts me that in some countries you are unable to marry who you want. I believe that is a violation of human rights. If I can marry who I want to marry then why can't someone who is gay do the same thing. It angers me that I have the right to be happy with the person I want to be with, but someone who is gay doesn't.


  1. i agree tes, people should be allowed to marry who they want, it doesnt harm anyone else so whats the problem... it also ties in with mickeys post to how people need to think before they speak because you never know who will be offended from what you say

  2. I think you addressed this issue very well. I like how you tried not to offend anyone but were still able to make your opinion on the issue clear.
    And I also agree with you 100% because a person should have rights no matter what,and not just with sexuality, but in any case.

  3. I agree with you that being gay should not be a problem in today's society and that gays should be just as equal as any straights. I agree that they should be able to show the same affection just as any straight couples do. I agree that being gay has a lot of many negative stereotypes towards them and that people need to try harder to understand where people are coming from and to respect gays and their rights. I believe in equality so I believe that gays should have the same rights as any straight person. I don't know if being gay is a choice or whether you were born gay but I don't think that matters because we should still respect people's choices whether it's how they were born or if it was their choice.

  4. I like how you incorporated a modern artist like Macklemore for this, good post!

  5. Teslyn, the video you selected is very powerful and supports your ideas very clearly. (Much better than "Thrift Shop"!)

    I wholeheartedly agree with your perspective and I hope that more people share your views. I often hear "that's gay" and, as a teacher, I try to have the person understand the significance of their words and come up with a word that actually describes their thoughts.

    As a technical tip, you should be able to insert a video from YouTube right into your post. Where you selected "link", you should be able to select "video" and then you will be asked to give the YouTube address.