Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015

HAHABT 2015

Welcome to today’s Hop Against Homophobia, Bi- and Transphobia.

In Germany, being gay isn’t much of an issue anymore. We have openly gay politicians, mayors, CEOs and football players. It’s accepted. This doesn’t mean there’s no hate or homophobia, but it gets better every day.

In the past, it hasn’t been this way. We had hate and discrimination. In the Second World War, and afterwards. But finally, finally there were victories.

Marrying a same sex partner? No problem anymore. The politicians call it civil union–and deny some rights hetero couples have. Because a same sex relationship is not a marriage.  It’s a civil union.

So, while we have a lot of acceptance in Germany, some politicians still need to understand one thing–there is no difference in love. It doesn’t matter which gender the person I love has. It matters that I’m in love! And this is all this day is about. Not labels, not gender. Love. Between two people. 

Let’s change the world one view at a day. Love matters. Nothing else.

Chris

 

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Thank you for taking taking action against Homophobia, Bi-and Transphobia!

 

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20 thoughts on “Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015

  1. Hi Chris, thank you for being part of this blog hop and my answer marriage is marriage, love is love regardless, its a union, a collaboration between consenting adults regardless of their gender… Although I did find some interesting definitions on the web, that emphasis that its a union between a man and women, with the exception of a few jurisdictions that permit same sex unions. I did prefer the impartial definition: Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.

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  2. To me it doesn’t matter what it’s called. As long as everyone is given the right to love the person they love.

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  3. I really find the information on the international perspective interesting on this hop! I remember in France (at least for a while, not sure about now) there were civil unions for everybody, regardless of the couple’s configuration…

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  4. Great Post! I don’t think it needs to be called anything different.
    Thanks for being a part of the hop 🙂
    Cheers
    ~Rissa~
    raynman1979 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  5. I think Marriage between any two people should be just called Marriage in years to come hopefully it will be.
    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  6. Hi Chris – Just hopped by to read your post as I make my rounds for HAHABT. I don’t understand why there should be separate terms, marriage vs. civil union. If the state is worried about religious implications, they should sanctify every couple as a civil union, gay and non-gay, and leave the marriage term for churches to decide. Thanks for your post.

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  7. Marriage is marriage, there should be no asterisk or special comment needed. If 2 people love each other & they want to commit then that shouldn’t be anyone’s business but their own.

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  8. It’s marriage not the less, why should it be called civil union, why shouldn’t the yget the same benefits as a straight couple, both are supposed to be a long term commitment.

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  9. To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about the name as much as the rights inherent in the union. Whether it’s called a marriage or civil union, do these same sex partners have the same rights that a heterosexual couple have who also choose to bind themselves under the law? Would one be next-of-kin for medical and legal issues? Would they file joint taxes?

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