January 21, 2004
The Happiest Day of Your Life ...unless you're gay.
by mike <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So, after President Bush's pathetic State of the Union Address, in which he very carefully bashes the notion of gay marriage, Ohio gets one step closer to banning it. God dammit, what the hell is wrong with people?
This is a throwback to the days of Jim Crow and "Separate but Equal." Except this isn't equal. The Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that "separate" was inherently unequal. The same applies here. Why is it, President Bush, that people of the same sex who wish to join in marital union can't? We have this pain in the ass separation of church and state thing in place, so I don't want to hear you quote Scripture or communications with god in your response, either.
For a country that prides itself on diversity and tolerance, we're just a bunch of insecure, egomaniacal, hypocritical sons of bitches, and I hope we all burn in hell for it. None of us are virtuous beings if we treat our fellow human beings as if their choice of domestic partner is deviant or evil.
...the plain truth is that there is no good reason for this. "It's always been that way." That's a tremendous cop-out. Relax, no one's fighting for the right to force churches to marry homosexuals. We're simply fighting for the right to have a legally-recognized marriage (Like Britney and that Jason loser did). There is a difference between accepting homosexuality as a valid lifestyle choice and actually being homosexual. Admitting that people who choose to be in same-sex relationships are normal, healthy individuals with as much to contribute to society as you may simply be beyond your already straining mental capacity, Sergeant "Strategery."
Attention, everyone, the simple fact is this: if the thought of marrying someone who is the same sex as you is nauseating or disturbing, you don't have to do it. But there are plenty of people out there who are more than comfortable with the idea. Who are you (or I) to tell them who they can and cannot marry? Your bigotry and unfounded hatred have been around too long. Gay marriage will be legal. It will be commonplace. You will have to live with it. Why not ease the transition and start now? It doesn't mean you'll have to have gay friends or like gay people if you choose not to. It just means that hardworking people, much like yourselves, who happen to be homosexual deserve all of the benefits every other married citizen receives.
I'd also like to point out that the divorce (wait, there are no marriages, so we'll call it "separation") rate among same-sex couples is vastly lower than that of most male-female couples. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, you arrogant, judgmental asshole.
Remember that "love thy neighbor" commandment? Yeah, it still applies - there is no "...unless they're fags, of course," at the end. None of you are perfect, either. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Published: January 22, 2004