I am currently in Australia with my family, where there is a very public debate occurring over legalising gay marriage. What I don’t understand is why we are even discussing this matter. Are we truly debating the desire for two people to demonstrate their love through a long-term commitment? With greater things in this world to agonise over, such as war, death, disease, poverty and terrorism, this is the primary national debate among politicians and the media. I just don’t understand it.
It seems to me we have our priorities wrong.
I suppose that you may wonder what this has to do with a blog about fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy. Perhaps it doesn’t, but just bear with me for a moment here.
This debate over whether a same-sex couple should or should not have the right to marry, made me realise how we are fortunate to live in a country where this is prioritised as the most controversial issue. It saddens me however that there is so much more we could be focusing on; disease, poverty and terrorism, and the fact that in some countries human beings are being treated worse than gutter rats.
On top of that, divorces and separations seem to increase year on year, with break ups and extra marital affairs, yet we are trying to stop people from seeking to commit their lives to a monogamous and loving relationship. Perhaps I am trivialising this matter, but shouldn’t love be put on a pedestal? Those who don’t have it want it, and those who have found it, should hold it with both arms and never let go!
I guess my sensitivities are a little exaggerated right now, and whilst I have had some personal struggles over the past few years, I’m also incredibly appreciative of how fortunate I am. I could not imagine how frustrating it would be to fight for the right to ‘legally’ marry the one person you hope to spend the rest of your life with. These battles should be saved for the things in your life which are going to need so much more energy and support.
My tolerance for this subject is somewhat limited, and having finally met the man I would spend the rest of my life with, I did not realise how fortunate we really were. Our biggest debate was whether to marry in the UK or Australia; or both. It was a wonderful celebration with family and friends, uniting us as couple and forging our future together. I cannot imagine if this right was to be taken away.
Love above all should conquer all, unless our governments say it is not allowed?
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