I’m sooooooo gonna get flamed for this, but I have to speak my mind. Time to get my well-lined corset out!
For a country that professes it has a “separation of church and state”, I have to say that is the biggest bold-faced LIE in the history of our country – especially in this day and age. Religion is played into SO heavily when it comes to matterws of law and state, it’s a joke to think we ever HAD a separation.
All the conservatives are all up in arms saying the word “marriage” is only between a man and a woman. Well then, I suppose next they’ll say that any union that doesn’t take place in a CHURCH isn’t considered a marriage (what about those of us who were married by a judge?). I mean, why stop at just the gay population? Why not exclude ALL they don’t seem fit? It’s looking like an exclusive club there. Don’t give me any “separation” crap – we KNOW the conservatives are going to use religion like a club to get its own way.
One of my friends brought this up, and I’m surprised it hasn’t been acted on before. If the religious right are so adamant about what they view as a “marriage”, then how about this…..make the word “marriage” STRICTLY a religious status? For all LEGAL purposes (protection, adoption, legal rights, family rights, etc.) give all those rights that are afforded to what are now “married” to all people not protected, protect them under the “civil union” or even better – “lifemate” status. Something that allows ALL people to affirm and protect their love and devotion to each other.
People are going to love who they love, no matter what law says they can’t, so those of you who are so splitting hairs about this, how about you take your “marriage” wordplay and grow up! You are so adamant about denying a group of people one of the basic founding principles of our country – the pursuit of happiness, that you will stop at NOTHING to squash it under your mighty boot.
Let people love and be free. That’s what this country is supposed to be about, isn’t it?