I’ve seen the legalization of gay marriages come and go so quickly, like a scene from The Wizard of Oz. It’s almost like there are many Wicked Witches of the Wests’ roaming about in Washington, especially Michele Bachmann.
-New Queer on the Block
Gay Marriage is one of the hottest topics on the board these days and has been ever since President George W. Bush brought to the public’s attention in his second presidential campaign in 2004. Growing up we all get disgusted when mother and father kiss and it’s even worse when the first time you walked in on your parents while making sweet, sweet love. You never think at the age that marrying someone of the same sex is even an option or possibility, but it’s happening right in front of our eyes as we make history.
The union of a man and a woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith. Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
-President George W. Bush in a 2004 CNN interview
How does Gay Marriage weaken the good influence of society? Can someone please explain this one to me since I must be a secret blond trapped in a brunette’s body. Then there’s the devil’s advocate on this topic with many LGBTQ community members stating that they don’t care for Gay Marriage, but it’s a right that society is omitting from a minority group and that is something to fight for.
Proponents of same-sex marriage have long argued that the institution of marriage is a unique expression of love and commitment and that calling the unions of same-sex couples anything else is a form of second-class citizenship; they also point out that many legal rights are tied to marriage.
-New York Times, July 24th 2011
In my mind’s logic, I have come to this conclusion:
If there is a separation of straight bars and gay bars, why is there not a separation between gay marriage and a straight marriage. It’s still called a bar, it should still be called a marriage.
New Queer on the Block