So this blog is not about autism.
I guess it’s a little bit political but it’s an issue that I think is important so I wanted to put my feelings into words.
In Australia same sex marriage is not legalised nor recognised. It has been an ongoing debate for years now and something that I find particularly embarrassing about our country.
Soon we will have a chance to cast our vote on wether we believe same sex couples should be entitled to marry. This vote is not binding and has not only wasted tax payers money but allowed many platforms for hate.
There are so many divisions in this country over this topic right now and it baffles me.
As humans we evolve and we change with time. We can not stay in the past. We have to move forward. We have to start building a world that is safe and fair for all of us. Wouldn’t a great step forward be saying to our LGBTQI community yes we accept you as you are and yes we want you to have the same rights as us.
It gets me thinking when I hear the Christian argument that ‘marriage is between a man and a woman’. Yet, here I am, a woman married to a man, and neither of us believe in God nor attend church. Therefore should my marriage not be recognised?
I have friends who were married yet sleeping with different people every week end. I have friends who were married divorced and re-married before they were 30. I have friends who have been in committed same sex relationships for years on end. So please explain to me which people are ruining the sanctity of marriage?
If God is real I’d like to ask a few questions:
Why do babies and children suffer from illness and sometimes die?
Why do bad things continually happen to good people?
Why did you create people who are gay if it was against your design?
Why are some countries in famine and some wealthy?
Why is my youngest son disabled to the point that he can not speak?
Wasn’t it enough that as a baby he nearly died yet here he is still struggling through life?
Don’t you love all of your sons and daughters no matter what and want them to be happy?
These questions are just some of the reasons I personally am not religious.
At the end of the day, love is love. It is a wonderful thing to stand up with your partner in front of everyone you hold dear in your life and declare that love. I don’t wish to deny anyone that opportunity.
To my family, friends and all of the LGBTQI community, I stand with you, I will fight for you and I will stand up for what is right.
You have my vote,