A Quote from 2013, Regarding the Debate Over the Legalization of Gay Marriage

“I would never want to misspeak or in anyway say something to offend anyone on the basis of who they are or what they believe… especially a friend who would return to me the same respect. Nonetheless, I feel the need to say something regarding what the Court is presently reviewing. Rather then stating a personal opinion or belief, that could be misinterpreted, I think it best to comment on the behalf of a group whose stance can easily be overpowered when it comes to the proliferation of propaganda via social media. I think that often times fervor and energy surrounding any push or movement for freedom and equality can lead to an obfuscation, however slightly, of the reality of the situation or what the question at hand truly is. We all know that the Court on a base level, has the task of reviewing and ruling on the constitutionality of gay marriage, if they so choose to do so. With this in mind, people can use the word equality in two distinct lights, equality as in respect to how it’s contextualized in the Constitution, and equality in a subjective, idealistic light. I would hope that the Court and others might not be so quick to draw questionably unwarranted historical connections or to utilize the word oppression so lightly. It is my belief that both sides, both parties, are opposed to any form oppression, especially in the present day, and this is as it should be. I would hope that both sides understand the what the Court is tasked with. I would hope that both sides can respect, at the very least, the sensitivity of the concept, the sacrament of marriage because it’s my understanding that those that push for the full acceptance of gay marriage aren’t simply push for marriage or equality… but, simply, as it is for all of us, the desire to have the ability to express and embrace our love no matter the relationship between two people or the two people involved and I think we can all agree that that extends past the sacrament of marriage to all of our relationships… Regardless, the ruling… or the outcome, I support those who push for what they believe in and who they are.” Raymond Guzman, March 2013

P.S: This quote contains some personal opinion without a doubt, but it’s just meant to serve as an introduction for the Irrational Health outlook on issues of equality, liberalism, and fervor of freedom to come later.

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