It's obvious gay marriage is sturring up controversy all over America now that they legalized it. Many people are cheering in the streets now that it is legal, while others are booking planes to Canada (little do they know it's legal there, too). Well I decided to make this myTake to express my opinion on the subject.
I'm going to get this out of the way- I am not a lesbian. However, I find nothing wrong with a person being gay or a lesbian. It just means they have a different opinion than you, which is okay!
Now, the main reason gay marriage is opposed in some views is because of religion. Yes, according to Christianity being gay is a sin. Yes, I am Christian, however I do not oppose gay marriage. I'm not going to tell someone who they should and shouldn't love. It's their life, it's their opinion, it's their religion, not mine. Not everyone is going to be a Christian, not everyone is going to agree with me, not everyone is going to be straight. (I can feel the negative energy from all the haters in the comments already). Just because being gay is a sin doesn't mean that we have to force everyone, even the non-Christians to opt out on gay marriage. It's basically the same deal as not being able to eat chocolate simply because your friend is allergic, or doesn't like chocolate. Yes, our country was founded on Christianity, but take a look around and you'll see that there's many other religions besides Christianity in the U.S. now. It's not fair to make everyone follow the rules of one religion, because basically then it's no longer a free country.
To my next point- if you are straight and against gay marriage it doesn't really matter! How does it even effect you? Just because they legalized gay marriage doesn't mean they made straight marriage illegal. And, honestly what's going to change in your life? You really shouldn't be rude to other people just because they have a different sexuality.
And another thing- why is gay being associated as bad? For example, someone does something idiotic- "That's so gay!" Why? And people constantly being stereotyped as gay even when they're not. They assume all lesbians have short, boyish hair and are cross dressers. They assume all gay men have high pitched voices and are "fashionistas". But this isn't even true, really. Sure, some of them may be like this, but just because someone is gay doesn't mean they are an exact stereotype. And just because someone has similarities to these stereotypes doesn't mean that they are gay, so you shouldn't assume anything before knowing for sure.
Anyways, this was a pretty short myTake, but those were just my thoughts on gay marriage. Whether you agree or not it makes no difference to me, I just want all the gay people out there to know that they deserve to have a proper marriage just like any of us.