SAME SEX MARRIAGE OK WITH ME... but later
To be honest, same sex anything makes me wriggle a bit in my chair but I guess, over time, practicality has overtaken my bigotry, and here we are. But I still can't watch a gay Mardi Gras.
So, I've always asked why do homosexuals want to marry each other anyway? In a word: “Envy”. They want what most heterosexuals treasure as a sacred commitment.
As it is they certainly aren’t disadvantaged legally and courts will hear same sex de facto claims, even child custody matters, so what is it exactly they want?
They crave legitimacy in their relationship, they need to proclaim their love for each other publicly because, until recently, the public did not accept their sort of love as legitimate.
Now, I don’t think a marriage is a legitimate commitment simply because 40% of them end in divorce.
A real commitment is not the decision to marry but the choice to be together without signing any damn thing.
If you are free to walk out the front door any time you want, you tend to stay put, but if the door is locked you tend to want to kick it down... but not all do.
There are those whose marriage is sacred to them... those who have been married for decades in an unbreakable bond, those who still hold each other’s wrinkled hands and prepare to die in each other’s arms.
Now that’s the sort of commitment gays want to proclaim to each other! Shouldn't they be able to?
I'm no expert on the 'stinky finger' and 'pillow biter' brigades, but I assume marriage for them would have the same meaning as it is has for us....
So, if there were no such thing as a normal marriage, what then would the gays want?
Maybe a dedication ceremony? Crumbs, they can have that now!
I don’t agree with same sex marriage solely out of respect for those it was intended for. After all it was actually designed for them, not two blokes, two sheilas or the oddball polyamor threesomes.
Why dilute the sanctity of a ceremonial commitment that doesn't belong to you in the pursuit of placating an envious few?
The few are free to devise any type of ceremonial commitment they want! You can be sure we straighties will not covet their special matrimonial celebration.
As with the republican movement, why not wait until those to whom the Union Jack still matters die. It won’t be long and adherence to dated institutions eventually diminishes anyway... then no-one will be hurt.
But when the solemnity of heterosexual marriage wanes over time, there will be nothing left for gays to covet.
But right now all (small l) liberal campaigns involve taking something from someone else, and that’s not fair.