Should People Be Allowed to be Gay
Here’s a link to a story where a BBC journalist named Christian Fraser asked the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, if people should be allowed to be gay. Here’s part of her her reply:
Mottley continued: “I think that is a most inappropriate question as to whether a person should be ‘allowed’ to be gay.
“I think the question is, should we discriminate against people because they’re gay? And we will not.”
There’s more here. I think she replied well, but there are a few other things I’m not thrilled about. For example, they’ve decided to put gay marriage to a vote by the people. And that bothers me. Why should my life as a gay person be decided by the opinions and feelings of straight people who know nothing about gay people? That’s just wrong. It was wrong when they did it in Australia and it’s wrong now. How would the straights like it if gay people started making fundamental decisions about their lives?
I’m not a big fan of civil unions. I believe in total equality, which includes legal gay marriage. And don’t put that to a vote. Just do it.