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Tuesday October 25th 2005, 2:42 pm
Filed under: education,General,Justice,Love,politics,religion,Truth
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10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong

01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

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I believe love makes the marriage and that it transcends the marriage. The ceremony and legal status of my wedding to Sherry are both parts of our road together, and sometimes I am aware that we take it for granted. I am aware having grown up in two households – one gay and one straight – both with committed long term relationships in them – that the ceremony and legal status of marriage being restricted to heterosexuals causes pain. By ending the ridiculous and secularly untenable position that gays and lesbians can not marry, we will wipe out a great deal of suffering. I vote for less suffering and more love.

Ceremony and legitimacy in the eyes of secular law go a long way to stabilize and normalize the events in our lives. They become bedrock that can only be challenged with good reason. They add the energy of intent and focus that energy into a common construct. This goes a long way in the general uncertainty of life.

Comment by andrei hedstrom 10.25.05 @ 3:48 pm

Thanks for the laugh! This was a great posting and I love the perspective.
I agree that we should all have rights to do what is important for ourselevs and the nurturance of the relationships we are in. I know, however, that marriage is something of the heart. I see this in the relationship between my mother and Donna…which was never a state accepted relationship…but through community and the power of their love they have made a lasting “marriage”.
Until the world can take this list and laugh their asses off like I did this morning, we will have to support each other in the ways that we know best, where Uncle Sam doesn’t even touch our minds, let alone our hearts, with his greasy paws in our love!

Comment by chrisybug 10.30.05 @ 10:54 am

Thanks for this post Shelby–funny stuff.

I love the metaphor Chrisybug; get those greasy paws out of our love! Who can dictate, control, stop, forbid, love? Only ignorance would try to impose such fanatical inanity on the heart.

Comment by tao 11.05.05 @ 8:37 pm

Shelby, what a great way to start my morning! It really puts all the anti-gay marriage myths in perspective. And then to see the responses by some of the coolest people I know. Thanks for bringing love and understanding to the world, sweet woman!

Comment by Sue 11.10.05 @ 7:48 am

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