During past few days, I’ve seen some of my Facebook friends’ profile showing the red photos with equal sign as the above picture. I was wondering what was it about? I reckon that it would represent some causes, which I finally knew that it is from HRC.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week met to begin debating the future of same-sex marriage in the United States. To accompany this historic event, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) started urging people on Monday, March 25 to change their Facebook profile pictures to a pink-on-red equal sign to show support for marriage equality.
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My Facebook friends who’ve changed their profile are not residing in the US, however I think this campaign can be looked for the world-wide human rights. For Thailand, we haven’t considered this matter as much as some other countries as far as I’ve known. It might be from the fact that we still are the developing country which might need to focus on the other social aspects.
For some reasons, I haven’t altered my Facebook profile’s photo but it doesn’t mean that I don’t support this cause. Because I do, I strongly support the marriage equality. I don’t think I have to tell anyone what my sexual preference is. However, I think I need to say that I’m straight woman in order to get rid of any bias on this subject.
From my standpoint, I always believe in this quote from Moulin Rouge:
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
– Moulin Rouge (2001) –
I always feel happy for people who can find their love/true love, and they want to spend their lives together. I think they are so lucky that they can meet their love one no matter what sexual preference they have. So who am I anyway to tell them that they can’t do what they want to do with their lives? Who am I to judge them?
We are all human, and if I have right to marry another human whom I love, everyone should have their rights as well. For me, my belief’s just simple as that.