With the very first gay marriage in Texas recently, it's brought marriage equality to the front of many people's minds. So, I thought I would offer up my thoughts on same-sex marriage.

Recently, the very first gay marriage in Texas happened after a lesbian couple got a court order because one of the ladies was very sick. Hours later, the Supreme Court blocked same-sex marriage licenses after a legal challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's legal challenge.

Why are people so against this marriage equality?

You may be surprised to know that I have several gay friends. I even have two uncles in my own family that are gay, and honestly I couldn’t be any prouder of them. Was I surprised when they came out? You bet I was, but it never changed the way I felt about them. They have never pushed their lifestyle on me or anyone else. I figure as long as they are happy in what they are doing, then so be it. Who am I to judge them for just simply wanting to be happy?

I believe everybody, no matter age, race, sex or religion deserves to be happy in whatever they do in life, as long as they are treating others with respect.

Look, we have too many other things in this crazy world to worry about taxes, bills, families and work to worry about. Not to mention, soldiers, some of which who are gay, dying in other countries and fighting a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are just so many other important things to worry about. So, why should be care that two people who love each other want to be married?

My point is, whether you are gay, straight, bi-sexual, white, black or green, it shouldn’t be anybody’s right to judge someone else. You may judge me about my beliefs, but I will always cherish the fact that I am free to believe and support whatever it is I want. You have that right as well. But, nobody has the right to try to tell others how to live their life. In my opinion, the only one that does is 'the man upstairs'.