WTF Marriage?Posted: June 24, 2011
I think ‘vote for us is a vote against same sex marriage’ was a campaign promise by Dubya and Darth Vader in BOTH of their campaigns for the Whitehouse. Up until recently John McCain was still desperately seeking relevance with the only people who will still listen to him (retired Veterans in VFW halls) by saying that he would only accept dropping “don’t ask don’t tell” in the military if the Pentagon said they thought it was a good idea, then the Pentagon said they were ready to drop it so McCain said he really wanted to hear from a plurality of soldiers so the plurality of soldiers were asked and said it would be OK and McCain said that he didn’t like how the plurality had been chosen… etc. Obama is still ‘uncomfortable’ with gay marriage (what the hell does that mean?). The leadership of the Catholic church can’t seem to commit to treating sexual abuse by priests as a crime but OH GOD NO DON’T LET THE GAYS GET MARRIED. And, as stupid as the Catholic Bishops’ reaction is, the reaction from their Evangelical cousins is even worse… which is ironic given that an unusual number of religious leaders and politicians who have sucked up to the Religious Right by campaigning against gay marriage have also been caught ‘catching some’ in public rest rooms or hireing rent boys to help them ‘lift their luggage.’ For as long as I can remember this issue has been front and center in American politics and it just will not go away yet.
Why is this issue so complicated? With all the other problems we have, why are so many people still fixated on keeping gay people from getting married? I’m not gay but I don’t understand how it could possibly harm me if someone else marries someone of the same sex. It’s not as if I have to send a gift if I don’t approve.