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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DOMA-arrigato

So the Supreme Court is going to weigh in on the Defense of Marriage Act and the fate of same sex couples. Is it me, or is this a no-brainer?

Repeat after me: You can't legislate love!

When I first heard of civil unions, I thought; 'why stop there?' Two people who are in love and built a life together, why shouldn't they benefit from the same things heterosexual couples do?
If I were to suddenly keel over and die, my wife would get the house, the car, the bank account, everything. Fair is fair. So why shouldn't George Takai and his husband Brad have the same deal?
What is everyone so upset about? Taxes, property, personal rights and freedoms.
Oh, wait... It's that whole marriage is one man and one woman thing. 
Okay you Bible thumpers/ not-so-closet homophobes... Get over it.
My personal take on this: I think the loudest critics against marriage equality are the ones who are deeply repressing their true feelings.
I laugh the loudest when I hear about the senator with the anti-gay platform getting caught with a male escort. Or the reverend who solicits prostitutes.
A long time ago, to bring a little extra cash into the house, I took a second job at Dairy Queen. Things were doing alright when one day Tammy Faye Baker walks in to my store. I immediately ran to the back and told the manager I couldn't serve her and keep a straight face. As it was, I could barely keep myself from laughing at her and I was behind a closed door. After seeing her in person, I can attest the woman was a walking joke.

If two people fall in love, far be it from me to get in their way. Colbert said it best (and I'm paraphrasing here.) ...Because your happiness isn't taking anything away from my happiness. If I remember right, he was interviewing Neal Patrick Harris, someone else I deeply respect as an upstanding human being.
Yeah, 50 years from now we're all going to sit back and laugh at this... but let's get to year 1 first.
 

5 comments:

Robert Fedick said...

I'm a Bible thumper. Does that make me a closet homophobe?

Robert Fedick said...

And if I am not to criticize or judge someone's choice of relationship, should you be criticizing the way someone (Tammy Faye Baker) chooses to wear makeup?

Eva Fedick said...

I think his point here is not necessarily to equate Bible thumpers to closet homophobes. I think his point here is more to say that no one has any right to tell a human being that he or she cannot have the same freedoms as someone else because one, two, or thirty religions say it isn't right. Our nation is built on religious freedom, which means that my religion, my neighbor's religion, or my senator's religion cannot be allowed to dictate how everyone else in our country lives and acts. Certainly, I'm not the poster, but it seems that that's Bill's point more than the Bible thumper/homophobe thing. Also, though I may be missing a point here, it may not be right to criticize someone for their makeup, but it's also not right to criticize someone for their relationship. Saying that someone is wrong to criticize one doesn't make it less wrong to criticize the other.

Robert Fedick said...

I believe the quote is:
"Okay you Bible thumpers/ not-so-closet homophobes... Get over it.
My personal take on this: I think the loudest critics against marriage equality are the ones who are deeply repressing their true feelings.
I laugh the loudest when I hear about the senator with the anti-gay platform getting caught with a male escort. Or the reverend who solicits prostitutes."

If that doesn't imply that Bible thumpers are closet homophobes or perhaps even homosexuals with 'repressed' feelings, I'm not sure what does.

Will Malone said...

Not all Bible thumpers are homophobes, but all homophobes just so happen to be Bible thumpers.
Eva gets it. No one has the right to tell me what to do or worship or love.
Remember the mantra: My rights as a person end where yours begin.

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