Sexuality is moot.
The past decade has highlighted many things for me and my overactive brain. One of those things is the unwelcome intrusion of one's personal sexuality as a topic for political discussion or a weapon to be weilded by someone looking to score points with private lives and decisions that does not include any of its detractors.
Same-sex marriage has been a hotly contested legal matter when it is plainly a civil rights matter that is being infringed blatantly for no other reason than religious groups wanting to force their moral compass on the rest of the nation. These groups fail to recognize their ironic use of the First Amendment. They claim religious liberty by wanting our nation of laws to accept one interpretation of some sects of Christianity. Since when do taxpayers need religious tests to conduct business and contracts notarized by the States? Aside from the gross legal errors of denying equal rights to its citizens, let us focus on every day life.
If you are a man or woman and you are attracted to the opposite sex, you are said to be heterosexual or heteronormative. If you are a man or woman and you are attracted to the same sex, you are said to be homosexual. If you are attracted to both genders, you are said to be bisexual. There are also gender identities, transsexuals, etc. We have a wealth of variations to human sexuality and it does not matter that we do. Whoever or how many people any adults are involved with is not a matter for law to decide or interpret. Be it monogamous, polygomous, or polyamorous. Our personal relationships our not what define us, so why are they part of a conversation on civil rights when civil rights apply to all regardless of sexuality? If I am a woman married to a woman and find both men and women attractive, so what? If I am a man who identifies as female and augments my body as such to be the woman I am, so what?
My sexuality isn't a ticket to a club or something outside what it is except to me and those involved with me. Period. If it involves the same sex organs as me or not. If it involves the facade of one gender and the foundation of another. Who needs to qualify their attractions and loves to another?
There is no need for me to give permissions for other sexualities to engage as the world at large should not give permissions on mine.
Liberty and freedom is a simple concept that many in our country whom scream for it to ring from every mountainside fail to grasp.
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