Feb. 7th, 2012

litharriel: (Wake up)


Prop 8 is no more.

And I pity anyone who was surprised. Because here’s the thing:

The rights of homosexuals are just like any other rights that have had to be fought for. It’s just like African American rights, and women’s rights. It may be a long, hard fight, because there are a lot of small-minded, ignorant bigots out there who fear anything different from themselves, but it will happen. It will happen because, no matter how much it terrifies the bigots, people will be free.

People will be free because freedom is the natural state of things, despite the ranting and raving of fundamentalist ministers. It’s all these religions and rules and laws that are unnatural. Artificial. And like every mortal thing, they will all eventually pass away and be replaced by new religions and rules and laws, as has been happening since human societies began to form. People will look back, a hundred years from now and wonder why anyone would have allowed such a law to exist in the first place. A thousand years from now they’ll shake their heads at our primitive ignorance, surely as we do in regard to slavery, the Inquisition, and notions like the world being flat and that a bunch of flowers can keep away plague.

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