2.13.2006

Oh, the state we live in

So, the Virginia House passed a bill to prohibit same sex marriages and the VA senate passed a similar bill as well. Fortunately the bill has to be passed again this year before it goes before the voters in November, but this is atrocious. I read an article in the Washington Post that reports on the issue. I just don't understand why people just can't let others be happy. I thought the institution of marriage was about love and togetherness not division or hatred. Why don't we institute a provision where blacks and whites can't marry, oh wait, we did that a while ago. And it was a dumb idea. Someone please explain to me how this protects the institution of marriage and why it ever needed to be protected in the first place? If two people want to exchange vows they're gonna do it anyway. The state should legally recognize the unions, as it doesn't hurt anyone. I should say that the institution of marriage needs to be protected from straight couples who have been destroying it from the inside for decades now. If morality is the issue, look to Christ for your example. Didn't he hang out with sinners? Is this sin (if you consider it one) any worse than any other? Why don't we prohibit people who lie from getting married, after all, that would be a union based on dishonesty. Right? But then who would get married? Or even better, who cares!?! Why legally recognize marriages to begin with? What does the state have to do with our personal choices anyway? Weddings have long been a religious rite. It's just another way for the state to make money. RIDICULOUS.

If you'd like to find out to whom you can write or call go here. It's a great website, and not just for VA. Find your reps regardless of where you live.

3 Comments:

Blogger Shaula Evans said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. It is a pleasure to meet you.

I am appalled and ashamed by the attacks on GLBT civil rights by the Virginia legislature.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Queen of the Jencentric Universe said...

Preach it, brotha! Seriously, I have NEVER understood why the state won't legalize gay marriage (or why it's even a topic of discussion!). Marriage is the union of two people who love each other -- sexual orientation has nothing to do with it. And just like you said, it's not like straight couples have "perfected" marriage by any means. I know plenty of gay couples who have better relationships than the straight couples I know!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Shaula Evans said...

The short answer to your question, queen jen, is that the attacks on gay civil rights aren't about good policy, they're about bad politics.

11:02 PM  

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