Thursday, March 28, 2013

enough of this. let's move forward, yes?

The Supreme Court is hearing a case on Prop 8/Defense of Marriage Act today. There's very little left for me to say that I haven't said before. I am 100% in support of gay marriage - it seems silly not to be. If your argument is religion, let me poke holes in it: the Bible says nothing about it, and marriage has evolved from being a religious institution into a legal one. That's why you have to go to the courthouse to get a marriage license - it's a legal proceeding, it's a contract. Contracts are spectacularly un-religious. And as such, it's a gross violation of civil rights to deny this to a significant portion of the population. It's wrong to deny legal benefits to someone just because they might love someone differently than you would.

And don't give me any of this "sanctity of marriage" bullshit, either. The sanctity of marriage is dead. The divorce rate is scarily high, people in Hollywood get married for five minutes in the name of publicity, and it's become a joke. A lot of people don't take it seriously anymore, it's just something you do. Kind of like college. Except some people don't get the right to take it for granted like the straight population does.

I'm tired of this argument, tired of going around in circles. If you don't believe in gay marriage, then don't marry someone of your same sex, the end. But if you're preaching sanctity of marriage then I damn well expect you to stay in your marriage until death do you part, because otherwise you're a raging hypocrite and I don't have time for you.

You're standing on the wrong side of history. Years from now, you will look as intolerant as the people that were opposed to interracial marriage. I hope you know that.


PS This song has been making the rounds. I suggest you listen to it, regardless of what "side" you're on. It's great.

1 comment:

Kelly L said...

Amen.


I couldn't agree with you more.