Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Put Out or Shut Up

I absolutely love it! In Washington State, an organization promoting same sex marriage wants to place a measure on the ballot that would require heterosexual couples to have a child within three years or have their marriages declared unrecognized and annulled thus not eligible for marriage benefits.

The measure would require couples to prove they can have children to get a marriage license. Couples who do not have children within three years face the annulment.

If heterosexual marriage is so goddam sacred and the reason same sex couples can not get married is because they can’t produce children, then the conservatives should embrace this with open arms, it makes sense. Of course, they are short on sense.

Hetero marriage is a sham, ask me; ask a lot of my friends. It is highly over rated. The divorce rate soars yet two men or women in a loving, committed relationship is a threat?? I don’t get it.

I know not a single divorced heterosexual who has ever told me that same sex marriage damaged their marriage. Maybe it did because one of them wanted to marry someone of the same sex, but that is a different animal all together.

The measure has little chance to pass, even the supporters acknowledge that. But the point is made. The right screams same sex marriage is wrong because it can't produce children (they of course deny ever saying that) yet won't acknowledge the sickness of the institution as a whole.

This will be interesting to follow.

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