Just give ’em marriage already!

April 23, 2009

Up here in Maine, there will be a legislative session on April 28th to deal with a bill that would legalize gay marriage in this state.  There was a big hearing this week at the Augusta Civic Center, where supporters of the bill were all dressed in red (to symbolize love?  out for blood? who knows..).

On the local news after the hearing, I heard an old man step up to the microphone and say, “Well, I don’t mean any harm to these people, but, no.. marriage is for a man and a woman.”

I know I’ve written about this before, but I really can’t understand the logic of not allowing gays the right to marry.

Would someone please logically explain to me why gay people shouldn’t be able to marry one another.  Don’t say it’s because they can’t procreate.  Fuck that argument.  That would be akin to telling post-menopausal women, women who have had hysterectomies, and any and all infertile heterosexuals that they can’t get married, either.   So that argument is out the window.

So, it’s because the bible says it’s wrong?  Some friggin’ book? Where does it actually say that?  I think that whole bit in Leviticus is taken out of context.  Think about it.  When those words were scribed, disease was rampant – personal hygiene was nearly impossible in the searing hot desert, with everyone living in close quarters with other humans, with animals, with unrefrigerated meat.  Anal sex was frowned on, as was eating the flesh of certain animals – not because, I don’t think, because of any moral implications, but simply because it was literally unclean.  They were trying to preserve human life by cutting down on the spread of disease as much as they could.  Makes sense.  So, in the sanitized 21st century, I think we can safely do without the puritanical witch-hunts.  Another argument fucked!

Some say it makes a mockery of the institution of marriage.  And how, exactly, does this occur?  How does the gay couple, paying their taxes and cleaning the garage and mowing the lawn and having sex and eating dinner and watching TV, living next door to a straight couple doing all the same shit make a bit of difference to the institution of marriage?  Oh yeah, the “building block of civilization” argument.  Hey, not everyone gets married just to have kids.  Some people get married because *GASP* they love each other and want to build a life together, in whatever form that takes.  Some have kids.  Some don’t.  Some work together.  Some start a business together.  Some love their pets.  I don’t need to belabor the point.  The institution of marriage is different for every married couple.  So fuck that argument, too.

And let’s drop the “gay agenda” and “recruitment” arguments, too.  If anyone has an agenda, it’s the religious nutcases, who want have a monopoly on all things pertaining to human sexuality and morality – basically, they wanna control your every movement and tell you what to think and when to think it, in exchange for a tenth of your income.  Talk about an agenda!

And definitely FUCK the argument that says, “We gotta keep the gays away from kids, because they’ll molest them.”  If I could legally put bullets in the heads of the assholes who believe this kind of shit, I might consider it.

Let’s be honest – it’s all about genitalia, isn’t it?  Come on now.  Penises and pussies.  That’s what this WHOLE friggin’ debate is about – what are people doing with their genitals?  Bunch of fucking voyeurs that we are.  I can’t imagine a more grotesque invasion of privacy than a collective, societal fixation on the goings-on of the individual human’s genitalia.  You, opponent of gay marriage, say you can’t understand how one man could want to fuck another man?  Well, they just as equally can’t understand why you would wanna fuck some woman.  Me, I don’t give two shits about what Adam and Bruce are doing next door in their bedroom.  Why should anyone give a damn?  It’s their business, not anyone else’s.

What should we uphold – a committed gay relationship, or a couple of drunk straight twenty-somethings who get married on a whim by an Elvis impersonator in Vegas?  I mean, come on.

Shit, let ’em marry.  Then they can grow to resent one another, withhold sex and be miserable like all the other married people I know.

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8 Responses to “Just give ’em marriage already!”


  1. My lost friend. You have the guts to say the bible is just a book? And so is the dictionary.If you read the definition of idiot would’nt you believe the meaning, but why that’s just another book.

  2. Minds Erased Says:

    Yep, I do say it’s just a book, no more divinely inspired than any other. I’m a gutsy kind of person. Interesting that you should dare try to compare it to the dictionary. At least the dictionary is useful. The only thing the bible has ever been “useful” for is legitimizing war, torture, genocide, hatred, and myriad other forms of bullshit. And thanks for the reminder about the existence of idiocy, Marlon.

  3. Mardé Says:

    Wow! That’s telling ’em, Minds. That’s laying it on the line. And I understand the supporters outnumbered the opposition by about 4 to 1 at Augusta. (Not sure this is pointed out in the Portland Press Herald piece you referenced.) Gay marriage is on a roll in this country. Could be America will lead the way for the rest of the world, or at least get up to speed with some European countries. Frank Rich had a great column last Sunday, The Bigot’s Last Hurrah. As he says, It is justice, not a storm, that is gathering. Only those who have spread the poisons of bigotry and fear have any reason to be afraid. Let’s hope he’s right.

  4. Mardé Says:

    Oh, and I forgot to mention: I think you demolished every argument of the opposition.


  5. Well put! I fully support the right to gay marriage, and see an additional benefit for world population with having less child-producing couples. Win-win. Only trouble is, one day we (sensible people) will be seriously outnumbered by ten-kid-family loonies. You know, go forth and replicate…replicate…replicate. Darn, where is the spanner?

  6. Minds Erased Says:

    Gee, Mark, how could I have been so stupid as to overlook the infinite wisdom of the Judeo-Christian bible? Oh well, guess I’m headed straight for hell like all those damned homos!


  7. […] you’re a regular to this blog, then you already know how I feel about gay marriage.   But I’ve been thinking about these Yes on 1 wackos quite a lot lately, as they […]


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