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Why Straight Men Should Support Gay Marriage

by Ilana Angel

November 12, 2012 | 5:00 pm

I originally posted parts of this blog back in February.   Today my son showed me a video on Facebook that I thought was so fabulous, I decided to post excerpts and share the video.  I love this video and laughed out loud because the humor is so honest.  I support marriage.  Gay or straight, marriage should be available to everyone.

To say that one supports gay marriage implies that gay marriage is somehow different from traditional marriage.  It’s not.  I think all people deserve the right to marry whether they are gay or straight.  If people are going to insist on differentiating gay marriage from traditional marriage, then let’s determine exactly what is different.

If I look at the marriages of my friends, then I hope to have a gay marriage myself one day.  My gay married friends are happy, caring, supportive and sexual couples.  My traditionally married friends are stressed, angry, bored, and not at all sexual.  Instead of banning gay marriage, we should be trying to figure out how all marriages can be so good.

I’m not saying that all gay marriages are fabulous, I’m just saying that in my own experience, the gay marriages that I see first hand are the ones that I hope to have for myself one day.  Marriage is a great thing and labeling marriage as gay is ridiculous.  We are human beings, and while I am not gay, I will fight for the equality of marriage for all.

For a country with so many problems to be focusing so much of our governments time and money on gay marriage is baffling.  There are children starving in America.  There are people losing their jobs, homes, and hope in America. Will any of their lives be made better by spending money on trying to stop same sex couple from getting married? 

I don’t believe in gay marriage.  I do believe that finding love is near impossible, and making a vow before friends, family and God, saying you are going to love a person unconditionally and build a life together, is a difficult love to find, so God bless anyone who can find it.  Their sexual orientation does not matter.  I believe in marriage, for everyone, so I am keeping the faith.



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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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