As some of you may or may not know, I am from Dublin, Ireland. On the 22nd of May 2015 there is going to be a referendum to legalise Gay Marriage. I am 110% all for it. I am a straight 22 year old man, and I am a firm believer of “do whatever makes you happy”. I don’t judge anybody on what makes them happy, and neither should anybody else. People are born the way they are.. white,black,rich,poor, gay, straight, bi, etc there are no choices. To the people that are against gay marriage I think you should put yourselves in their shoes. You have been lucky enough to have the right to get married to the person you love simply because of the way you were born, how would you feel if people were voting against your happiness because you were born a different way?.
The ‘Vote No’ campaign in my opinion is ridiculous. I know that everybody is entitled to their opinion but when their argument is that a child needs both a mother AND father to be brought up right its just offensive and wrong. Many, many people grow up with just one parent. Whether it is the mother OR the father looking after the children there is nothing to say that those children will not grow up to be healthy and happy individuals. Its a very difficult task being a single parent because you must take on both roles and if I were a single parent in this country I would find their argument very hurtful. There is also a ‘fear’ that gay parents will bring up gay children which is completely untrue. The child will be who they are. I am sure the straightest of parents have had the experience of their son or daughter ‘coming out’ and that event has nothing to do with how they were brought up or who their parents are. It’s in their DNA and it cannot be changed.
I firmly believe that if gay parents were to adopt they would be fantastic parents. Unfortunately, many kids are not ‘planned’ by couples and it just sort of happens. When people are adopting they put in so much thought, preparation and planning because it is what they really want to do and in most cases it is the only thing they can do. Because of this I believe that they would love the child on par with any ‘normal’ parent and in some cases, a lot more. To put it bluntly, I was a mistake in my family and I felt/feel like I was never wanted and my parents were not ready to have me and give me what I needed and it’s left me with a lot of issues. My parents were allowed get married and get pregnant when they really shouldn’t have been, and its the same story for a lot of broken families. So the argument that a child needs a mother and father is bullshit. The child needs at least ONE person that loves them and that’s it. If the child is loved which I believe every gay couple will provide then they will be perfectly fine.
Everybody deserves the right to happiness and to be with the person they love, and if they want to create a loving family that should be their right too. Nobody should take that away from anybody.
I hope whoever’s reading this agrees with me and in 4 weeks time we will know if the Irish people made the right decision or not. #VoteYes
Laters Guys !! X