by Brooke Hogan
How can you define what love is? Does it have a look? Do you have to be a certain color? Have a certain belief? Have the same religion?....What about being the same sex?
This is a subject that I am passionate about because I have always been sort of an outcast in the fact that I never really go with the flow or mold to what people want me to be. I have dated very different people all my life. Black, white, Spanish, Jewish, Muslim...and yes, I even tried dating a girl. My best friend is gay and has been a better friend to me than most of my straight ones. Why should we punish people for being true to themselves? Its like telling John Mayer to sing 'Hit me baby one more time.' It just doesn't work if its not real. What's so beautiful about giving different people a chance is that you fall in love with their differences and see that beauty exists everywhere. In mocha colored skin, freckles, blue eyes, curly hair or straight hair, girl...or boy. Its interesting to hear where people have been in their lives, their reasons for being who they are today, and hearing their beliefs and dreams. It really improves YOUR life by filling it with ...well...LIFE!
Banning gay marriage is as stupid as saying you have to be skinny to be pretty, or only whites can marry whites and black people can only marry black people. Jewish people should marry Jewish people and Catholic people should marry other Catholics. We are worrying about preventing LOVE. When we really have much bigger fish to fry....
There are so many issues that carry much discrimination, and this is one of them. We are so stuck on this 'traditional institution' that we are losing sight of how silly we really sound. Slavery was once viewed as a 'traditional institution,' but by the 19th century we realized how terrible and evil that institution was and have massivelyabolished it.