I, like many others it seems, previously thought that the right for queer marriage was the main issue in the fight for queer equality. I think this was because passing marriage equality laws was do-able and a tangible win for the LGBTQ++ community. But as we learned in class, equality is a much bigger issue and often laws don’t necessarily mean people following them or getting treated fairly. As discussed in class, marriage is not the only issue. Not everyone wants to get married and even with the supposed advantages of marriage, queer marriages are not always treated equal as a heterosexual marriage. In class, we talked about so many other more pressing issues than marriage. I still think that marriage equality is a goal, but there are definitely other issues to fight. Not having the same rights to marry is definitely a barrier in equality; marriage comes as a public recognition and acceptance. I personally think the idea of marriage is pretty controlling and scary, but everyone should have the same right to make mistakes.