Now don't get me wrong, we are grateful the fact that we finally have some recognition for this beautiful and life-long relationship, and that this country now recognises this. But shouldn't all couples be using the same phrase, gay or straight?
As of now, Jan 2012, the coalition government is "committed to bringing in gay marriage by 2015", but unfortunately it is being met with quite a bit of resistance from Tory backbenchers, who believe it will ruin the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, and dissolve the traditional family values we hold in the UK. The pictures below, borrowed from Google mainly, sum up how we feel about this!
I just hope and wish for a society that values love and commitment as a basis of family life, and that by the time our children are old enough to marry, they are supported to marry whoever this wish, regardless of gender, and bring their children up free from discrimination. Maybe I am asking too much - but in truth it is rather simple. I have quite a few 'straight' friends that I am very close to; despite them all being older than me not one of them has managed a relationship longer than Sarah and I have, not one of them have gotten married before having a baby, not one of them have stuck together when things have gotten quite tough, and not one of them speaks of their love the way I do. Sarah is my everything, my absolute world. I love her with everything I am, and am excited to spend every single day of the rest of my life with her. We will make good parents because our basis for parenting will be the basis of our relationship - absolute adoration and happiness in each other's company. So really, tell me, do my straight friends have the right to call their partnerships a marriage any more than we do? I don't think so!
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