15 November 2008
I heard a news report about the religious right being "energized" after their candidate was defeated in the US presidential election. Organizing, planning, getting ready to make sure their point of view doesn't get bounced off the country's agenda.
Here's something I've never understood. (OK, yes, there's a long list of things I don't get, but I'll stick with one today.) I actually heard one of the interviewees talking about "protecting the sanctity of marriage". I do not, and probably will not ever, understand why these people get so cranked about the fundamental right of anyone on this earth to love whomever they please. And don't quote the biblical verse to me about marriage being between a man and a woman, because it holds very little water with me.
How would the hetro community feel if suddenly there were referendums on who they could marry? Tall people, no, no, you can't marry short people. Fat people, you can't be in a relationship with skinny people. If you were to substitute any other minority for the word 'gay' in the language of these "sanctity of marriage" laws, such as Hispanic, Bi-Racial, Oriental....you'd have people all over the country (and probably some of those same fundamentalists) screaming about racism.
The root of what I don't understand is this: how does homosexual marriage "destroy" the "sanctity of marriage"? Why does it matter to you if there are or are not gay couples? It'll cause the breakdown of society? What. Ev. Er. That same argument was used when laws were still on the books about blacks and whites marrying. It was as wrong then as it is now.
I'm very disappointed in Prop 8 passing in California. Ever Governer Ah-nold called the passage of the act "unfortunate". It'll be dragged through the courts again, and in the meantime, same-sex partners are denied the right to be married.
Homosexuality is not "wrong". It is not an "abomination". And it certainly isn't a lifestyle "choice". And why do you care, anyway? What goes on in my neighbor's bedroom is none of my business....how is it any of your business?