|gay marriage killed the dinosaurs...rawr...
||[Apr. 10th, 2009|07:53 pm]
a sure type thing <3
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So Jess & I are getting married April 27th at 4pm at the Polk County Courthouse. It'll just be us and a few of our FRAMILY (friends that are like family to us), and my mom. It's been a weird couple of days. It seems each day there are different things that happen in this battle of right versus wrong, good versus evil (forgive me for being melodramatic). The other day there was a group that tried to bring the constitutional amendment to a vote in not one, but TWO ways. The first was deemed out of order, because all these people started screaming and yelling and looking like assholes. The second failed in procedural vote.
This whole thing just makes me sick to my stomach. I cannot believe that there are such ignorant, narrow-minded people in the world. And it makes me wonder how they've gotten through life up until this point. This is not a religious issue. This is a CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. There is a separation of church and state in this country, no matter how much the religious right wants us to ignore that. As for the worry that churches will be REQUIRED to marry same-sex couples? NOT in the LEAST bit true. Churches have the same constitutional protection. Read Boy Scouts of America v Dale...they were treated as the minority, the subjugated group in this case. Churches would be subject to that same ruling. Therefore, no church/synagogue/mosque has to marry ANYONE that they don't want to. Not to mention...WHY on EARTH would same-sex couples want to be married in a church that doesn't approve of and in fact, openly hates them?
I've heard everything in the last few days, like "gayness" is passed through the mother, and that we need to develop a test and selectively abort fetuses that don't pass...doesn't that contradict the whole "pro-life" mantra that most of these people preach? And if "gayness" is passed on through genetics or taught to children, where the hell did I learn it from? What about the claim that schools will teach that gay marriage is "okay"? Well, I never remember my teachers EVER teaching me about marriage, period. In fact, I remember learning a lot about tolerance and acceptance of people different from myself.
Let's face it. 50 years ago if the Supreme Court made a decision to allow interracial couples to marry and people were SOOO upset about it that they voted on a constitutional amendment...you can't tell me that it wouldn't have passed. THE MAJORITY CANNOT VOTE ON THE RIGHTS OF A MINORITY...it's a LEGAL issue, not a CHURCH issue.
Those who argue that the word marriage was meant for religious "one man, one woman" couples? Well I'm sorry but now that the word marriage is so integrated into our legal language. When you apply for a license to get married it's a MARRIAGE LICENSE...when you get divorced it isn't a dissolution of "partnership", it's a dissolution of MARRIAGE. And to give us civil unions instead...I mean I wouldn't complain about it if they took the right to marry away, but separate is INHERENTLY unequal. Calling it something else...MAKES IT UNEQUAL.
Phew...sorry for the rant. I just want some people to understand how silly they are.