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!