My Sexuality is a Human Right

I attended seven weddings in 2011. The people who got married were my friends, and many of us gathered to celebrate their joy at finding a partner for the journey of life.

I watched them take their vows, looking lovingly into each other’s eyes: “to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others till death do us part”. Those are strong words and for each man and woman who took those vows before me, I believe they were telling the truth.

I am 27 years old, I work hard and contribute to my society, I am well adjusted and my parents are proud of me. This means I am old enough to take those same vows, to call the world, to see the love I have found, and celebrate with me as I have done with so many.

I have happily and sincerely paid my dues; It is my right to pursue happiness in this way. It is my right to tell the truth, when I take similar vows. It is my right to spread love, in a world desperately in need of it, it is my right to be the best person I can be, to be a father to children, raised in home filled with love and acceptance.

I don’t want much from the world, I don’t seek public office or wealth beyond my need. All I need is the right to be happy, in a way that takes nothing from others. My sexuality is a fundamental human right and it is time to defend it.

Copyright © 2012 The Ant Farm

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