It's different to be different in different ways

Society makes it real hard to be different, to take rights away because you are different. It takes one step forward just to skip two backwards. When love can't be recognized for being love and you have to hide who you really are, because it's not what you were taught to be.
What if you just don't want to be different, just to have the same rights as everyone else?

I cried when Obama spoke, because he did something that could not have happened in US 40 years ago, not because he's the first black president, because there been lots of black presidents and prime ministers, but he's the first black president of USA, and that is a whole different story. I see hope in a young generation of Americans, maybe a new beginning, we will see if he has what it takes, and I have HOPE in Obama.

But it also makes me cry thinking about all those people that has been voting yes on Prop 8 in California. Why would anyone want to take the right away from people to marry someone they love? Take that dream away that we grow up with, that we one day can walk down the isle with the person we want to spend our lives with.

Only 40 years ago, or even 10 years ago, inter-racial couples were looked upon with suspicion, and even hatred... And a couple of 100 years ago a man of nobless could never marry a peasant woman and the other way around. So I hope, hope that hope will bring change at that peole decide not to take steps backwards and go forward instead.

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