Why Marriage Equality SUCKS

Please bear with me and don’t judge me by a clickbait headline. There’s enough outrage on the Internet already.

Today the Supreme Court ruled that all people have a Consitutional right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation. Which is awesome. This decision has been a long time coming and is much needed in our nation, which by law has been discriminating against homosexual people for a long time now.

I’m very happy about the ruling, and I’m sure you are as well. It’s really great.

BUT HERE’S WHAT’S NOT GREAT:

Everyone is using the term “Marriage Equality.” We are all saying, “YES! We finally have marriage equality! I’m so happy!”

The problem is, even though we legally have marriage equality now (which is wonderful), that doesn’t stop others from being homophobic and discriminatory.

I introduce to you the King-Of-Shooting-Himself-In-The-Foot, governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee:

He has a lot more tweets besides those that are equally cringe-worthy. Keep in mind this is supposed to be a man of the law, a lawmaker himself… but when a decision is made that’s contrary to his homophobic beliefs, he calls it “judicial tyranny.” If he got the result he wanted, he would be calling it “the process of how our democratic system is supposed to work.”

The fact of the matter is, even though there is marriage equality in the legal sense, there is not true equality because there are still many people in the nation who really freaking hate gay people. Discrimination against people of certain sexual orientations still exists, and will continue to exist, and that sucks.

There is still more work to do to break down the walls of prejudice that plague our country.

Pro tip: Even though it’s easy to get outraged at Mike Huckabee and other homophobic people, they are never going to change unless we show them respect and demonstrate courtesy and warmth and kindness! Don’t call people names when you disagree with them– that’s how you lose any persuasive ability you have!

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