Saturday, June 03, 2006
Gay Marriage No Amendment Needed
Gay Marriage: That designation is the first problem to resolve in taking on the issue of what marriage is and who cares. I could care less if men want to kiss and have some kind of sex life with other men, and I feel the same way about women who have homosexual urges. The sex acts are not the issue. The problem that should be addressed is making sure that birth rates increase and those healthy families raise children to healthy adulthood.
If one has to define a state of being with a qualifier then the assumption can be made that it is derivative and probably not as strong as the original. What is needed for homosexuals is a legal method to own and transfer property, which what this controversy is really all about. Love, sex, adultery, swingers, are all part of marriage but not part of the legal system that supports it. Homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous as a group, though there are many swans among the goats; it is possible that a legal framework that benefits homosexuals as a group and society as a whole would moderate this behavior.
There is no heterosexual marriage, only marriage. This is a social norm in all societies, even Mormons, that has made it possible to have a civilization no matter what the culture. In Muslim cultures the threat of homosexuality to society is seen as so great that the penalty for “We’re Queer and We’re Here” is death. Western Civilization has long tolerated homosexuality and even celebrated it, along with pedophilia and other questionable practices. That this is so today is made obvious every day by television newscasts of some pertinent event or other.
The tactic we are seeing is the same as most liberal causes, first the guilt trip then the legal codification of whatever is being promoted. This is true for smoking, drinking, eating, driving, cutting down a tree, and all the other joys of life that have been attenuated by the left wing seekers of immortality. Honesty is not a hallmark of such agendas, so let’s start now.
Who a person is having sex with, excepting children, acts of violence, and the mentally incompetent, should not a factor that restricts their ability to be a productive member of society and they should have all the legal property rights the rest of the group enjoys. There is one condition that is objectionable and that is the adoption of children by homosexuals. That is an area that should be forbidden. Homosexuals cannot reproduce without some outside agency’s intervention; there is a reason for that and it should obvious and left that way.