Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bush -- Now a Populist? Also -- Gay Marriage

This morning on NPR, there was a quote from Bush claiming that he wants to ban gay marriage because it’s “the will of the people”. If he was such a populist, wouldn’t he be pulling the troops out of Iraq by now? A wee bit more on gay marriage. For those of you who are opposed to it, why is that??

  • The “it ruins the sanctity of marriage” argument is pretty weak. Your marriage sanctity is between you and your partner and potentially your god. Why does someone else’s marriage ruin the sanctity of yours??
  • If your argument fixates on the sexual aspect of it, for instance, “gay sex is just not natural”. What business is it of yours what someone else is doing in their private bedroom? I’m sure if I were to peek in on your “activities”, I might find something that seems pretty damn unnatural to me, too. I think everyone gets their “freak on” in their own way. Also, why just focus on the sexuality of the marriage. There are plenty of gay (and straight for that matter) couples that don’t have sex. For those of you fixated on the sexual aspect being wrong, is it ok if a gay/lesbian couple gets married as long as they don’t “get busy”?

Ok…just a couple of early morning hmmms….


Southpaw said...

Bush's support of the anti-gay marraige ammendement is an obvious attempt to regain the support of his ultra-conservative religio-bigot base. He doesn't give a rat's ass about the will of the people... a fact that he has proven repeatedly over the last 5.5 years.

Sadly, my fellow Alabamians just voted in favor of an anti-gay marraige ammendment to the state constitution (with 81% of voters supporting it), but that's no surprise... this is Alabama, after all.

Ultimately, homosexuals will have all the same rights as the rest of the population. It doesn't matter what party is in power, society inexorably moves toward a more liberal and inclusive paradigm... and all the narrow-minded politicians and bible-thumpers in the world can't hold back the tide forever.

Oh, well... several years down the road when this struggle has been won by the forces of justice and equality, I will be able to say that I was one of the good guys back in the early days of the fight.

Anonymous said...

The religious reason against non hetro relations has to do with of all things birth control! When the judaio-christian faith evolved, the world was not too crowded so breeding was essential to the survival of the faith/people. Just my 2 cents.