Monday, April 11, 2011
The first thing...
I posted this on Facebook a while back.
"Marriage and commitment and things like that.
by me on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 11:53pm
I have been thinking a lot about marriage, and commitment, and commitment ceremonies, and having babies, and that sort of thing. It's all very confusing and really emotional for me. I've been looking for a good forum to discuss this stuff with people in my life that have made decisions around this stuff.
Maybe this is that forum? Or maybe it would be a fun conversation to have in real life some time?
What do you all think? Is anyone else interested in discussing it?
Mainly, I just want to know why people I know choose to have ceremonies/legal commitments/religious ceremonies/what have you, and also why they don't. Mike and I have decided not to do a legal marriage, basically because we feel it is a privilege denied to too many people, but we do want to do something. So I'm just curious what that looks like for other radicals/queerdos/weirdos/etc. (I'm also giving myself an ulcer worrying about how my family is going to react to this news.)
Thanks in advance for your comments, dudes."
And man, the comments were amazing! I won't repost them all, but suffice to say, a lot of my friends have a lot to say on these subjects.
So I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog, because I also have a lot to say, and I want there to be a forum for me and all my friends and family and acquaintances who feel ambivalent about the whole "marriage" thing to have a place to chat. I've also had a really interesting series of conversations that I'd like to summarize here.
So, please comment away and share this with anyone you know who has thoughts to share!
Posted by qualitygrrl at 8:19 PM