Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why do we want to get/be married?

Rob Tisinai is one of my favorite bloggers and advocates for equality. This post, from his blog Waking Up Now, is addressed to straight people who wonder why we want to get married. It's not for the benefits, or to screw up straight people. He says,
I’ll tell you the real, secret, and true reason we want to marry. Here it comes:


From the day we were born, you taught us the most important thing in life is finding someone you can love and who will love you back.

You taught us that when we find this person, we should work hard to build the love, nurture the bond, treasure the commitment.

You taught us to promise our partner that we are here to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish from this day forward until death do us part.....

So stop asking for the real reason. It’s insulting. We want it because we’re human beings. We want it because we love they way you love. We want it because you taught us to.
Go over there and read the whole thing. Thanks Rob!!!