I just don't get some things. I just don't understand tradition. I don't understand people's attachment to doing the same thing handed down through generations. And why there is very little evolving. I know it's probably because my parents were never one for tradition. I love them most for that.
I think that even if I were heterosexual, I would not follow what is considered the "norm". Sometimes, I see how trying to follow the "norm" causes struggles in people. But here is what I don't understand: if you tried so hard to buck the system you were born into, why oh why would you follow those "norm's" once you have?
I understand the need to have civil rights. I understand the need to have equality across the board. I don't understand why we fight so hard for them but then latch on to what is basically just the "norm". I think everyone has the right to lead the life they want to lead. As long as nobody is getting hurt.
Which is why I wonder why Middle America thinks that two men getting married affects their lives. Or a man and his goat. To begin with, it's mostly the Middle Americans who always want to do stupid shit like marry their goat. The rest of us just want to marry the person we love.
If you go through the pain and heartache of shedding what the system places upon you, why acquiesce to the system's traditions? Baffled. Later.