How I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

Written by scott on March 22nd, 2015

J. Nathaniel McWilliamsI am a 33-year-old Christian man who happens to be gay. My orientation is not what I ever asked for, but is merely my reality. Although I have opposed same-sex marriage in the past, I have recently realized that it is good for Alabama and the nation as a whole. I wish to address a few issues that, I hope, can help my more conservative neighbors better understand homosexuality and the issue of same-sex marriage.

Before I can speak to my own sexuality, I must first define what “sex” in “sexuality” actually is. People often perceive the word to be a reference to the sex act. For anyone to even begin to understand LGBT issues, one must first understand that “sex” in “sexuality” refers to gender identity, and not about one’s sexual acts.

The ambiguity of this word has led to an unnecessary confusion when it comes to matters involving gay people. With this being realized, a person can avert from an unnecessary distraction and, hopefully, understand my story. I was born and raised in Alabama to a conservative Christian family. I witnessed two different approaches when it came to matters of faith and both condemned homosexuality. My mother saw faith by the “the jot and tittle” while my father sought Scripture’s broader meaning.

Authored By J. Nathaniel McWilliams – See the Full Story at AL.com

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mr Eric G. Osterberg says:

    I like to use the term same-gender and marriage equality.

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