I am an infinite doubter,
But my hope weighs more.
In this lifetime I could see
Marriage isn’t about the word—it’s about a cosmic explosion of wholeness.
It’s about the intertwining of two bodies.
Finding a matching soul-stone and connecting.
It’s very much about love.
The one human emotion that’s supposed to bring us all together in harmony,
Whether that be two people or a whole community.
We have a longing to be with someone.
We have a craving to love and be loved.
Something so strong the gods themselves couldn’t break apart,
A pairing so perfect it had to be the work of Fates.
As a gay man—someone who is flesh and bone,
a supposed equal among the citizens of this "free" country,
Why am I denied the same rights as a straight man?
No, this is not about the word,
This is a human right—a right worth fighting for,
And I could see it in my lifetime.
I breathe, I laugh, I sneeze, and I cry.
I am human.
Allow me to love—as you love.