Tuesday, November 06, 2007

What If It Were Illegal For You To Marry?

What if you desperately wanted to marry the love of your life and it was illegal?

Why the freedom to choose to marry is as important for GLBT folk as it is for straight folk (hint: it's about love):

One of my favorite related quotes is from Sharon Stone, who said at the NCLR gala fund raising event a long while back, "Marry, if you must."

I don't believe my marriage is diminished in any way if two other people decide to tie the knot. I have yet to see any plausible argument that proves gay marriage is wrong. In fact, the interesting question for me is thus: What is it about straight marriage that needs protection?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is it about straight marriage that needs protection?

People believe all kinds of silly things, Why not this?

Marriage is contract between two people that ends only in death or divorce. The contract conveys certain worldly privileges, much like incorporation establishes an artificial person for legal purposes. Reducing marriage to its legal content shoves a stick in the eye of the romantics who view marriage as sacred, said view of which they do not wish to be disabused.

Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Bugs Bunny, Marriage; someone believes in all of them.