Quite simply, he rocks. He was raised by two women. He is quite impressive.
And before you ask, no, I am not gay.
I am, however, human. I happen to have been born straight, like 92% of most people. I had my first boyfriend at 6. I married a man who shoots things and hates cologne. To quote a very good lesbian friend when, after a bad break up I commented "Maybe it's time to change teams"- "Sweetie, you are as straight as they come. Not that I wouldn't appreciate the cappuccino maker for converting you."
Call me crazy, but I happen to think people are born with their sexuality. I believe the 1 out of 11 stat. I have a large family. On one side, I have 10 cousins. One is gay On the other side, I have 14 cousins. One is gay. When my parents "told" me about my cousins at various times, I have to say I laughed and replied "And?" I've known them both my whole life. I kinda already figured it out.
I also had a fantastic roommate who I watched struggle with coming out. I like to say we were "Will & Grace" before Will knew he was Will. I never would wish that struggle on anyone. Ever.
I would never choose to be gay in today's world. If you think someone voluntarily chooses to be ostracized, quite simply, your ignorance frightens me.
As for gay marriage, here's my thought- at the state level it's a legal document protecting two individuals and their property. I think everyone has a right to that protection. Period. I think banning gay marriage is about as ridiculous as banning interracial marriage.
I absolutely respect your church or religious institution to not allow it. You have the right to your opinion and beliefs, just as I do. Your spiritual beliefs are yours. Just don't force them on me.
I think Jon Stewart said it best when he commented that he changed his mind on gay marriage when he realized he would not be forced to leave his wife and marry a man.
But the parenting issue.... that's always been the big argument against gay marriage. It'll supposedly turn the kids, our future Americans, into homosexuals.
Actually, it's the opposite. I've done my own logic proof on this.
- Straight parenting results in 9% of their offspring being gay.
- Gay parenting results in 91% of their offspring being straight.
- Straight parenting accounts for more than 97% of all parenting (27% of gay households report having children under 18. As 9% of the population, that accounts for just under 3% of total).
- Gay parents account for less than 1% of gay offspring (.03*.09)
- Straight parents account for +99% of gay offspring.
- Therefore, straight parenting causes gay offspring.
Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?
Now maybe you get how ridiculous "banning" gay marriage sounds to me.