Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Getting Marriage Back To Being About Love
Since it is the 'fight' for equality, logic would suggest that any change would come from the side fighting for the thing in question. It's fairly confusing that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by it's very title, wasn't put forth by gays as a way to petition for their rights to marry but, rather, by conservative, religious zealots in an effort to 'protect' the sanctity of (straight) marriage. Considering that divorce is actually a sin in the Bible punishable by the stoning of the wife and that the current divorce rates are around 50%... and that people get married several times... and with all the adultery going on... I'd say that the only protection they need is from themselves. How my getting married to a man is going to affect their marriage is beyond me. In fact, and I've said this before but rarely hear it being brought up (oddly not by conservative Republicans who you'd think would be leading the charge), the only thing that my marriage would have that would affect them is that we would be able to file our taxes jointly just as any other married couple, therefore lowering the tax base. Actually, they may have had better luck calling it the Defense of Tax Revenue Act. Then there would be some actual logic brought into the conversation, not just hate and prejudice. For the life of me, I don't understand how black's rights are voted on by whites... how women's rights are voted on by men... and how gay's rights are voted on by straights. Is it me, or is there something wrong with this process.