Before discussing the pros and cons of gay marriage, I thought society was making huge strides towards equality. However, after analyzing why gay marriage is a merely a stepping stone in the grand scheme of things, I see why many LGBTQ are more reluctant to be satisfied with the new laws. I think it’s really easy to fall in love with the idea of something, like gay marriage. For instance, from the outset, more benefits seems like the ideal goal. But, when not all members of the LGBTQ community are equally represented, and therefore not equally benefiting from the new laws, then the goals of the community should perhaps be reevaluated. The platform should be more inclusive because justice for some isn’t justice for all. Moreover, I now see why some couples simply don’t want to be apart of a system that is inherently racist and homophobic. People tend to think that by passing a law, or making an opportunity available, that all their problems will be solved. In order for the system to be truly beneficial, individuals need to change their views and become accepting, rather than just passing a law while simultaneously being homophobic. Why should a couple invest hundreds and thousands of dollars into a system that does not fully support them.
I also really enjoyed the many different perspectives against equality offered. It covered a wide range of topics, often overlooked. In addition, it debunked claims many gay people believed, which was interesting. Typically, people counter arguments that go against their groups beliefs. However, some gay supporters argued why gay marriage was detrimental. It also shed light on the versatile views within the community. Originally, I thought a majority of gay people were for gay marriage. But it was refreshing to see why so many were against it.