I’m not going to go on at length. At all. But I truly do not undestand some things.
1. How does someone else’ marriage change the validity of mine? Polygamists, same-sex partners, goatherds with dewy eyes whenever he contemplates his caprine odalisque — none of those are in my marriage, so what how do they change it?
2. The No-on-8 crowd kept talking about “marriage, love, family, support”. Whereas Pro-8 can be exemplified by public blackmail. For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 52% of voting Californians thought that threats and blackmail come from good trees — moral trees.
I am not, generally, political enough to even know the issues exist, let alone what they are. This one, though, makes me want to cry.
Crossposted from Epinephrine & Sophistry
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It is so very, very wearying…
I am so tired of people attempting to force their religious beliefs and/or personal bigotry into laws regarding marriage, for it does such harm to couples and families. It makes me want to cry, too, my friend.
Certainly, having women marry women, or men marry men, does not in any way threaten my marriage, or my concept of marriage — even my concept of sacred marriage.
But enough here — more in a separate post.
The only clear response I saw, from the pro 8 point of view, was along the lines of “If you have to ask, you’ll never understand.” Man, I was tempted to type “unnerstan.”
I’m opposed to any government involvement with marriage at all, for anybody. Civil unions for everybody.
Amen, brother! Keep the union contractual and keep the gov’ment from having any say at all in the morality of marriage.
Hell, I’d vote for that. I have, in fact.
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