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More Prop. 2
More Prop. 2
A Senate judiciary panel NARROWLY passed the "Marriage Protection Amendment." Now it goes to the full judiciary committee and then on to the rest of the Senate.
In a week when the "good" people of the state of Texas decided that gays can't be married in Texas ... oh, wait, they already had that act in Texas. This was just a definition of marriage because Texans are stupid and if we don't do something to define marriage, a man is going to try to marry his dog. Sure, sure, sure. That's a logical fucking conclusion. (Sorry. Just a bit irritated.)
The problem with not allowing gay marriage, or even civil unions which Prop. 2 is pissing all over, is that it doesn't allow for legal rights for gay couples.
I have a gay friend who is in a committed relationship. He has a good job with good insurance. His partner is self-employed. But because they aren't married, or even have a civil union, his partner can't be on his insurance. Is that fair? Hell no!
The only reason my husband and I bothered to get married was for the rights that come along with marriage. But with Prop. 2, are our rights as a married couple going to be taken away because some dickhead Conservative homophobe can't write a fucking amendment that bothers to make sense?
I write columns for the local newspaper on occasion. Not even half of them are about gay marriage, but some are. Because I support gay rights, people assume (1) I'm a lesbian or (2) that I'm going to Hell. But dammit! I am a Christian. I just choose to believe God loves everyone. What makes that so wrong?
11/10/2005 11:06 am
I'm not from Texas (thank God) so I haven't read it. But one thing I can guarantee is that married men and women in Texas won't have their rights taken away as a result of Prop 2. If it becomes an issue they'll fix it and quickly.|
The belief that God loves everyone is the truly Christian ethic, it's what makes the "Christian" right so wrong.
Again, they wouldn't be passing these laws if they hadn't seen the writing on the wall that the legalization of same sex marriage in the U.S. will be a reality. It may take another 10 to 20 years but it will come.