It’s wonderful to hear that the USA Supreme Court has ruled in favour of gay marriage – hopefully Australia won’t be far behind. In some countries (and some states of the USA) Cathy and I wouldn’t have been allowed to marry. Despite some people (a minority) being shocked or even disgusted by our relationship; our love has stood the test of time. Next year we will have been married 30 years and we’re still going strong. I don’t want to deny other people the same opportunity we’ve had.
I’ve loved seeing the proliferation of rainbow imagery (and I’ve changed my background colour until Australia introduces marriage equality). I love the adoption of the rainbow with it’s Biblical symbolism of a covenant between God and humanity. If you believe people were created in the image of God – then so were gays and lesbians. Jesus sided with the marginalised and outcast – which side of the debate do you think he would have been on?
In honour of the Court’s decision, my song for Sunday is “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lews (featuring Mary Lambert).
When kids are walking ’round the hallway
plagued by pain in their heart
A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are
And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all
But it’s a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it’s all the same love
And for those of you who need to know; Cathy and I are first cousins which means it is illegal for us to marry in some places.
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