Equality

Why It’s OK That Rosie and Kelli Split

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So Rosie O’Donnell confirmed that she and Kelli Carpenter have separated (though they’re still a family and both are raising the kids while trying to work out their issues). And while I’m upset about this development, here’s why it’s not totally life-threatening for the gays.

Breakups like this prove that we’re people too! Even though we’re fighting for gay marriage, that doesn’t mean those relationships are always forever any more than straight marriages are.

People will have to accept that marriages are worth granting to any two consensual adults who want it, even if they often dissolve despite the best intentions of both parties. That goes for gays, straights, and even people and their pet goats.

We’re loving yet flawed just like everyone else and deserve rights just like everyone else.

Deal with it.