I am a straight woman in a straight relationship, so what the fuck do I know about gay marriage? Frankly, I believe that the title of my post should actually be “organized religion is ruining the fabric of our society”. When “gay marriage is ruining the fabric or our society” and “marriage is between a man and a woman” are the best arguments against our basic and simple equal rights, I begin to wonder if we’ve learned anything from our discriminative past. With how far we have come as a society it seems that we still have much to learn in the area of tolerance and acceptance. I am not sure what the resistance to two people of the same sex entering into a sacred bond together stands to prove. The simple idea of seeing two people of the same sex happily married seems to offend some to no end. On the other hand, we’re so self righteous that we actually take it upon ourselves to enter other countries and “help” them to become more civilized, more like us. Because, clearly, we have it right.
Today, California was given it’s place in history, finally. The LA times put it very eloquently by saying “Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said the private sponsors of Prop. 8 did not have legal standing to appeal after the ballot measure was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco”. I think what really strikes me about this drawn out battle, aside from the blatant discrimination, is the “private party” behind it. At what point did our government become so skewed by private parties? Oh, wait, it’s always been that way. Starting with the privately funded elections with outrageous amounts of “donation”. Wake up people. Stop letting religion and fabricated politics make up your mind on ethics and equality. I’m here to tell you that neither of those parties hold either of those values. After all, god will damn those to hell that do not follow his every whim. Equal rights? Not unless you repent all of your “sins” in time. While the government and politics will always claim they protect and support equal rights, just the fact that this went on so long proves otherwise.
One day many generations from now our children will read in their high tech new technology books about our ignorance before them. Little Suzy will tap her screen indicating she has a question or comment and proclaim “why wouldn’t they let them get married? Did they hurt people or were they bad?” The digitally formed teacher on the other side of the screen will admire Suzy for her observation and answer simply “unfortunately, even after the civil rights act many years ago, people were still unable to pull their heads out of the asses long enough to recognize when yet another entire group of people was once again being deprived of their basic civil rights, which were supposed to be protected from unwarranted infringements from the government or private parties“.
So, bravo to California for finally pulling your head out of your ass and doing the right thing. It might have taken you forever, sure, but at least you figured it out. As far as the religious organizations, perhaps you should rally against the woman that married her house. I hear that she is not causing any problems for anyone, so it might be time to begin directing your hate at her for a while.
PS: Those of us that were allowed to get married, seem to be doing something wrong. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from those that are NOW allowed to get married.
- 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
- 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
- 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.