Marriage equality (and a song for Sunday – Same love)

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.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. I will survive by Gloria Gaynor (Priscilla Queen of the Desert version)
  2. Take me to church by Hozier
  3. Miserere mei, Deus by Gregorio Allegri (performed by the Tallis Scholars
  4. Don’t pay the ferryman by Chris De Burgh
  5. Satellite by Lena
  6. Dust in the Wind by Kansas

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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3 Responses to Marriage equality (and a song for Sunday – Same love)

  1. Wayne says:

    I can’t simply go without leaving a comment. This post is a great read. What people must realize is that you can’t just marry just anybody you want. Marriage is Serious Business means that you have decided to spend the rest of your life with the person…


  2. cbecker53 says:

    Thanks for sharing. Love is love. A true banner day and week and weekend and month for the U.S. I am pleased by all of the rainbow images all over Facebook, WordPress, and everywhere else. Love your background image. May Australia not be far behind!

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