As most, if not all of you know, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage today. I am very happy for my LGBT friends and family who will be able to legally marry their partners when the time’s right. Despite local protests, same-sex couples got married at the El Paso County Courthouse today. Local religious figures continue to condemn same-sex marriage. I’m completely in favor of same-sex marriage. I always have been and I always will be. I think everyone has the right to be happy in life with the people they choose and love.
The flag cartoon I posted earlier caused a little bit of commotion and controversy with a friend of mine from high school. Although she says she’s for same-sex marriage, she says the U.S. Confederate flag is the flag that matters even more than our current flag. She said the gay pride flag is meaningless to her. I accept the Confederate flag as a symbol of U.S. history. I acknowledge the gay pride flag as a symbol of love and acceptance. I don’t expect it to replace our current flag. I wouldn’t have a problem with it flying next to our current U.S. flag.
The U.S. continues to change so much in both good and bad ways! I’m glad it’s become more liberal even though a lot of work is still needed. I think the next best thing to do is to legalize marijuana. I’m not a pot smoker but it would benefit millions for different reasons. Going back to marriage, I think it’s weird that it was once against the law to marry someone outside of your race! I myself would be breaking the law back then since I’m marrying a white/Jewish man and I’m Hispanic! I’m said to have Jewish blood/roots from my father’s side but it isn’t for sure. My great grandmother allegedly had an affair with a prominent Jewish man from El Paso. She then got pregnant with my grandmother. I guess you can’t help who you fall in love or lust with in some cases. I eventually plan on doing a DNA test from a website Andre tried a few months ago. A good portion of my family is from El Paso. Both sets of my great grandparents are from Mexico.
In other news from El Paso, this weekend is the Downtown Street Festival. Rob Zombie and Weezer are the headliners. Next month, El Paso will feature one of the largest tattoo shows in the country. Ice Cube and The Offspring are scheduled to perform.