Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Note on Gay Marriage

It is disenguous for people like Wesley Clark to state that they are against gay "marriage" but support all the rights and privileges that accompany it, for homosexual partnerships (Clark: "I think that people who want same-sex relationships should have exactly the same rights as people who are in conventional marriages.").What's the difference? It doesn't matter what you call it, if its legally the same. Whether you call it a civil union, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or an asodht2erhtpwai, its the same if its defined the same and has all the same rights and obligations that a hetero marriage has. Protection of the institution of marriage is not about the word "marriage." Its about an institution and if the government allows that institution to be diluted by including homsexual, incestuous, or polygamous relationships, etc, then the institution of marriage will have been severely, in my opinion, injured. (this is a separate argument than WHY I believe it is injured).