30 Days of Truth, Day 18 : Your views on gay marriage.
It’s a 2 for 1 special today in the 30 Days of Truth series! Hey, I fell behind and need to catch up. So, here we go:
Your views on gay marriage.
Wait, is that not clear enough? Does more reasoning need to be given? Allow me to elaborate.
Homosexual and Bisexual behavior has been well documented in the rest of the animal kingdom, and by no less a respectable and non-biased source than National Geographic back in 2004. The current list of species in the animal kingdom known to engage in homosexual and bisexual behavior is quite extensive. With such a prevalence in the rest of nature the argument by many humans that such behavior is “unnatural” or “against nature” is, frankly, ignorant.
Sadly, it is human nature for the majority to repress the minority. At various points in the history of the United States the argument that “it’s unnatural” and “will be the ruin of society” has been used by the oppressors to try to block the right of women to vote, to block the right of women to own property, to maintain slavery as a viable use for people, to block multi-racial marriages, and to block people of specific ethnicity from living in specific neighborhoods. This country is no stranger to oppressing those who simply ask for the equal treatment they’ve been promised by The Constitution.
Marriage is no longer a religious institution. The multitude of tax and legal benefits provided a spouse far exceed any religious connotation of the marriage ceremony, a fact further emphasized by the ability of a judge to officiate a marriage in a courthouse. Given the lack of the religious stranglehold on marriage, the ridiculous claim that allowing Gay Marriage will “ruin the sanctity of marriage” is baseless. For there to be sanctity in marriage the contract of marriage must first be sanctimonious, which requires a religious element. As the Federal Government cannot endorse any religion over another, as well as the fact that marriage benefits are secular and not religious, the “sanctity of marriage” argument is null and void.
Gay Marriage is no different from Straight Marriage; it’s two people committing to each make the other person better and to defend each other, come what may. How about we just drop the Gay/Straight monikers and simply have Marriage for all?
Stay SINful, friends.