Monday, June 05, 2006

Government = Evil, Me = Not So Much

So, if you haven't been living under a rock for the past, oh, 50 years, you would know that my, our government is trying to ban gay marriage. They say they are trying to protect the sanctity of of marriage and the children that it produces. What the fuck?

Marriage is not about gender or children. If you find someone that you love so much that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, you should have all the rights and privileges that affords, regardless of gender.

Many same sex couples have been together longer and are more committed than a lot of marriage I know. Sanctity my ass. It's all about pleasing a world-wide minority that happens to be a majority in this country.

The divorce rate is 52%. Think about it.

If it's about children, what about those couples that opt not to have them? Huh, you say. All marriages produce children. No, sorry, they don't. But a lot of gay couples have children and they are loved. They have devoted parents and get tucked in at night and are read stories and are told to eat their vegetables. How is this different from two differently gendered parents?

They say that gay parents produce gay children. That is just not true. Gay children from gay parents occur just as often as gay children from straight parents.

They say that gay parents set a bad example. Sorry, I am sure bad things happen, but they happen in the straight community as well. I know people that have discovered their parent's affairs and drug problems. It happens everywhere, no matter the gender.

What happens when you have to define man and woman? What about transgenders, where do they fall into place? Do you have to be born a certain gender to be labeled as such, or just live as that gender? We are getting into some very murky water here people. And it will not stand. The GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender) community is somewhat large and have very loud voices (I lived with a lesbian sister for 23 years, I know these things). Hopefully, this law will not pass or at the very least will be declared unconstitutional.

If not, I am going to Europe or Canada.


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