Like many others, I was happy with the decision of the SCOTUS to legalize same-sex marriage in the United States a couple of weeks ago. I was happy that this very controversial policy has gained ground, and that the legalization in the US may give this issue the traction that it needed so that many other countries can follow suit.
However, I did not feel the passion for it that so many of my friends seemed to have felt.
Don’t get me wrong. My closest friends are gay. I love the LGBT sector, and I hope my fabulosh gay friends can truly feel that. (I have been called “Mother of Gays” for nothing, after all. One of my goals in life is to lovingly “push” out friends from inside the proverbial closet. Tough love, you see?)
But, to be really honest, I did not feel any elation or sense of triumph when this news came out. To me is was just everyday news. There was no uncontrollable urge to change my profile picture into a rainbow, or make any kind of triumphant proclamations about it.
Maybe because I don’t feel that they are any different from me, I took it for granted that they enjoy the same privileges (or suffer the same curse, depending on how you see it.) that I do. They are my equals. In some areas, they are my betters, even. So, as I said, after my “oh, yay!” reaction to the news, it was business as usual for me.
July 4 rolls around, and 1 of my most admired couples get hitched in Guam. Officially.
My aunt is one of the most loving and generous persons I have had the pleasure to encounter on this earth. The eldest of 8 children, their side of the family has had their fair share of ups and downs. Through it all, she emerged as the one, true champion for all her sibs and nephews and nieces, and continues to unselfishly give her time, energy and money to support the family.
She and her partner have been together for 20 years or so, if I am not mistaken, and my poor aunt is besotted. Still.
Not that I can blame her. Her better-half (sorry, Tita, but I’m sure you will agree. Lol!) is kind and supportive yet strong-willed,and funny. Not to mention the owner of a killer fashion instinct.
Their partnership is one that is fun and light, yet caring and true, If anyone deserves to be married, it would have to be these 2, gender assignments be damned.
And for the first time, it clicked. I got it.
I am happy that they are given the chance to publicly proclaim their love, as well as establish themselves as entities that have not only moral rights over the other, but legal ones, as well.
Congratulations and best wishes, Tita Mois! True love wins, yet again.