I saw a couple of things this last week that I wanted to blog about. One was John Stewart, host of
In any case, one of the good points he made that I never thought that much about is that being gay is part of the human condition. I certainly didn't choose to be gay -- it's just the way I am and it took me a long time to realize that there's nothing wrong with that. I've lived with my partner, Jeff, since 1995 and we were dating for a couple years before that too. So even though it is more difficult to be gay now, it's not something I want to change. I'm in a happy stable relationship and we do want to get married not just for the civil contract aspects of it, but also to support the equality aspects of it. I think it's important that most people in society acknowledge that gay people belong in society as equals. It's happened before with race and gender discrimination and it's time that sexual orientation is included too.