Monday, June 05, 2006

Love Makes A Family

(This is a repost, but seems appropriate right about now.)

When two women or two men love each other and share lives and households (and sometimes children), it seems rather arbitrary to say that they have no right to legal recognition of their union. There's always some mention of protecting the "sanctity" of marriage, but those words are usually spouted by politicians who have enjoyed their sanctity with multiple spouses. Many Republican politicians have done such a bad job with their own marriages, that it might be more appropriate to consider a different sort of ban.

Most of those trying to justify the legal ban on gay marriage have to resort to religion to bolster their arguments. The whole gay marriage issue has shown the cracks in the wall that separates church and state. For a good example of what happens when there is no separation, one need look no further than the former government of Afghanistan.

Opponents who use selective parts of the bible to achieve their political agendas probably wouldn't *really* be happy in a theocracy. There are just so many rules that would put a damper on our American way of life. It would be hard for anyone to toe the line completely.

One positive result of all the attention on gay marriage is that it has shown gay men and lesbians who their friends are. Many Americans are speaking out for equality.

In the long run, it seems that our society would be a lot healthier if everyone enjoyed the right to form their lives around the people they love.


Audrey said...

Stubbled upon your blog randomly. Bravo!
I think the majority of same sex couples could do a better job raising children than a large percentage of America's parents...

Karen said...

Great stuff, jc!

Gonna post them at my place tomorrow!

Thankful said...

Well worth the repost jc. Indeed love does make a family.


Rupert Rouge said...

Hi, jc, how are you? I've been lurking on all the blogs lately--just so busy! Are you back in LA, or did you move back with your folks?

I supposedly "retired" in March, but I'm busier than I ever was when I worked. Amazing!

All the best,

Diana in northern Virginia