Gay Marriage is just fine, Prove me wrong
A few years ago I wrote a rather ranty article about why, IMHO, gay marriage should be legalized.
One thing I never have gotten a satisfactory answer to is the question of why
this is such an issue for Republicans specifically, but many people of all
political stripes? To me, this is no different than racial or gender equality.
To me, it's not about "special rights", it's about equal rights for all Americans
under the law.
I'm pretty disinterested in biblical arguments, equally strong biblical arguments can
be made for:
- The ownership of another human being
- Subjugation of women and their treatment as property
- The public murder of adulterers
- The public murder of those who eat lobster, shrimp or scallops
Etc. etc. Leviticus...Leviticus... Leviticus is a Troll/Flamewar-inciter's best friend.
We'll never agree on the biblical arguments. What I'd like to know is: "How
would two men or women being married affect your life, day to day"?
I don't believe in civil union laws because they don't provide universal
survivorship rights. Besides, federalized Civil Unions will create the need
for Bigger Government. You'll have to have a bunch of people figuring who is
married, who is Civil Union'ed, etc, it would be more red-tape, we need less of
One thing I almost never saw in the debate over Massachusetts' marriage law
reform was the fact of the intent behind the infamous "1918 law". The "1918
Law" was passed when Massachusetts permitted interracial marriage, but many
southern states didn't. Mass didn't have the infrastructure to deal with all
these out of state couples flooding in to get married, so they wrote a law
stating "If it's not legal in your state, you can't get married here".
Think about how really puts things in perspective. Hopefully 90 years from now
we won't care if two women marry just as (most people) don't care if a black man marries a white woman today.