This just goes to show that my dad is an asshole.
Me: Do you believe in same sex marriage?
Me: Why? I think everyone should be able to marry the person they love.
Dad: I just think it should be called a union. Marriage is only for a man and a woman because they can reproduce. (He continues to give details on what a union would be like and how it is different from marriage.
Me: Wha about the infertile men and women that get married? They can’t reproduce. That is literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard out of your mouth, dad.
Dad: Well marriage isn’t for men and men or women and women. Marriage is only for women and men because god intended for us to reproduce.
Me: Are you saying people get married just so they can reproduce, Dad?
Me: Dad, marriage isn’t just two people getting married so they can have kids and increase the population, it’s two people getting married because they love each other, and they want to spend the rest of their lives with each other.
Dad: You’re gay, aren’t you? That’s why you’re saying this to me!
Me: No, Dad. (I honestly wanted to tell him I was bi, but I don’t necessarily plan on telling him that just yet.)
Dad: Yes you are.
(My mom had to step in after close to five minutes of calling me gay and him asking me if I had a girlfriend.)
Mom: Al, stop.
Me: (I just glare at my dad and walk upstairs)
This is why I hate my dad. You see? THIS IS WHY I HATE HIM. HE THINKS MARRIAGE IS JUST ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER SO THEY CAN FUCK. SO THEY CAN ‘REPRODUCE’ AND THAT’S IT. AND IF YOU CAN’T REPRODUCE, YOU JUST HAVE A UNION, WHERE YOU JUST SAY YOU LOVE THEM AND THAT’S IT. UNLIKE IN MARRIAGE WHERE YOU ARE LEGALLY BOUND TO EACHOTHER FOREVER BUT YOU DON’T MIND BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT. YOU WANT TO BE WITH THEM FOREVER. Getting married is about loving someone SO MUCH that you want to be with them for as long as you live. My father believes a ‘union’ of two people of the same sex should be something completely different. No ceremony, no rings, nothing. Just the paper. You ask to get married, and you sign some paper.