Things That Will Happen When Gay People Get Married

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If it’s a weekday, I will go to work. I will return home ten hours later, undoubtedly with a stress induced headache.

If it’s a weekend, I will laze about in my jammies, catch up on the blog and watch chat shows on television.

An enormous traffic jam will happen somewhere on the M6.

Someone will give birth.

Someone will die.

Mr Shouty Man will sit on the wall outside my house, shouting to himself before he walks to the park and shouts some more.

Old friends will meet for lunch.

My bus will be late and then three of them will turn up all at once.

Someone will be released from jail.

A teenager will disappoint their parents.

A parent will disappoint their child.

Someone will do something that they regret.

Epic movies will be made.

Beautiful music will be composed.

Someone will get finally get their ‘big break.’

I will lose my house keys.

A teacher will mark some work from at least one of their students.

Someone will pass their driving test.

A lovesick One Directioner will beg Harry Styles to follow them on Twitter.

Someone will win a game of poker.

I will burn my dinner.

Someone will dance around the supermarket to their favourite song.

A photograph will be taken from the top of a famous monument and shared on Facebook.

I will look at the flowery curtains in my living room with disgust, and vow to buy some new ones soon.

Someone will laugh so hard that their stomach hurts.

A teenager will Instagram a selfie in front of a mirror.

A drunken phonecall will be made to an ex at 2am.

Someone will inevitably be compared to Hitler after insulting Justin Bieber on YouTube.

My neighbours children, who live across the road, will scream and run up and down the pavement ‘doing races’ for hours.

Someone will vow that they are ‘never going to drink again’ after consuming their body weight in vodka shots the night before.

My cat will undoubtedly spend at least twenty minutes attempting to climb behind the back of the television before sitting on the back of the couch and sneezing on my head.

My other cat will fall asleep on her back, snore loudly and twitch her paws when she dreams.

Someone will hear ‘I Love You’ for the first time.

Someone will hear ‘I Love You’ for the last time.

Someone will lose their virginity.

Someone will get sunburnt after lying on a beach for too long.

My mother will take her dogs for a walk.

A tired student will pull an ‘all-nighter’ after leaving their assignment until the last minute.

Someone will achieve a life-long goal.

A child will meet their hero.

The world will turn, the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening. The sky will be blue, or it will rain, or snow, or hail. The plants will grow. People will continue to live their lives as they always have.

Above all, if gay people are allowed to marry, then two people, be it two men or two women, will declare their love and commitment to each other. Their decision affects only them, and nobody else, and I wish them all the love and happiness in the world.

I’m proud to live in a country where gay marriage is legally recognised. Other places aren’t as lucky.

Enough is enough. Live your life, believe what you want to believe, love who you choose to love, but let others do the same without fear of persecution and condemnation.

And if you don’t like it? I’ll leave it to the ever fabulous RuPaul to finish the sentence for me…

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110 thoughts on “Things That Will Happen When Gay People Get Married

    • I totally agree! Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me!

  1. Children may find homes since some places ban singles from adopting.

    Oh, and the sun will rise in the East.

  2. My word for I in the A-to-Z challenge is Intolerance. I would love to link to this post if that’s ok with you Suzie! Great post! A quote that I used for it is:
    “Anger and Intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” – Gandhi

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. It’s far too late now, but you’re welcome to reblog any of my posts!

      • Thank you so much Suzie. I appreciate and will remember that. I just thought how cleverly it made the point. Countdown to end of school!!! Excited? πŸ™‚

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    • Haha! Thanks so much my lovely, I did have your post about your son in my head as I was writing it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

  4. A marriage is a kind of peace treaty. Since when do we not all benefit from peace treaties willingly entered into? In an era when divorces are so prevalent, why would anyone complain about someone wanting to get married? Why does anyone complain about what someone else does when it absolutely does not affect the complainer in any way? Your post is thoughtful, Suzie. I hope people take it to heart.

    • Thank you very much Sharon – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. I totally agree – whats so bad about love?

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. I really genuinely don’t see what the issue is at all – what difference does it make to anyone? If someone is happy, best of luck to them! My parents are straight and had the worst marriage I’ve ever seen for 23 years – if two people can fall in love and have a happy life together then best of luck to them!

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

  5. Found this on Mr. Atheist, came here to finish reading. It is simply a marvelous piece of writing, wit, and intelligence. Not to mention common-freakin-sense. Why can’t we all just get along?

    • Wow, what a lovely thing to say! i agree – why cant we accept the fact that everyone is different and all bet along! Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • I totally agree – I could almost understand others right to a belief that it is wrong if they could give me a valid reason as to the impact that it would actually have on their own lives! Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Aww Barb thank you very much! You always make me smile! Thank you very much – Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Haha! they surpassed themselves the other day – i waited for half an hour, 1 then turned up, closely followed by four that I could use to get home… Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

  6. Yup, so we can see why the people opposed to it feel so strongly about it.

    I’m from the US and have lived in the UK for 9 years now. When my partner and I became eligible for a civil partnership here, we did it for practical reasons–being recognized as next of kind in an emergency, that sort of thing–but were surprised how moved we were at gaining legal recognition, which at the time we couldn’t have in the state we came from and which wouldn’t have been recognized in many other states even if it had been available. So really, this means a lot.

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it Ellen! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. Thanks so much for sharing your story, and congratulations! I just don’t understand what the issue is. I’ve seen reports on people blaming bad weather on gay marriage. Obviously now, it’s blatantly your fault that it rained here yesterday…

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Really? Like it wasn’t obvious from my many cat posts? Besides, Daisy, my homicidal cat would kill me if they weren’t on the TV! Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Thank you very much Hugh – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. I thought I would give something else a try that I haven’t done before – I might try this format again!

  7. This is beautifully said.
    I dare to add things that will not happen.
    No child will become will become gay just because it was announced
    A jobless dude will not suddenly become a bank director
    and while at it,
    someone will be hit by a bus while crossing the road and in all this time
    someone will be at it with their partner

  8. You know you’re living in a good country when even the practising Catholics, me included, come out in support of gay marriage. Very proud of everywhere on Earth where this is happening, not just in the UK. Gay marriage is not a small body of water one can dam, it’s an inevitable tidal wave of justified equality…

      • No. thank you! I will be sharing this with my daughter, who is “out” at 14, whom I am so proud of. This is her passion, to see that all marriage will be legalized. However, as we are headed to Egypt she has to go back “in” and this makes me so sad.

      • I’m absolutely honoured… Your daughter is so lucky to have someone who is so supportive that she can come out at such a young age – I know people twice her age that are still in the closet. I’m sorry that she has to hide who she is when you move though – I’m hoping that people will eventually wake up!

      • Thanks. I will share this with her when she comes home from musical theatre. I hope too but I think in Egypt, there is a loooong ways to go. It may be challenging but she wants to move so we will try it out.

  9. I am a follower of Jesus who lives in the American south and I am for gay marriage because if two people love one another and wish to spend the rest of their lives together then who is anyone to say differently.

    • Thank you very much Tony – I’m really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. It’s so great to hear someone with faith that believes in love, regardless of gender…

    • Thank you very much Jade – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Thats an honour coming from you – i have lots of admiration for your writing! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you. I still can’t believe that in 2015 there are still states where it’s still illegal! This will be looked at with shame in the years to come…

  10. Well said…..

    Actually, I think it will be good to the world. More people will spread love which was forbidden. nd as far as I look, this world need more love.

    • Thank you very much – really pleased you liked it! Please forgive my late reply – I am catching up on all of my comments, even if it is just to say thank you.

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