"Traditional Marriage" Still Going Strong In Canada Despite Years of Legalized Gay Marriage
"In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people."
-- James Madison
As all the Right-Wing Christian Conservative Blow-Hard (RWCCBH) homophobes throughout America continue to blather on about how gay marriage is going to destroy traditional marriage, I just keep scratching my head, struggling with all my might to understand just what the $&#% they're talking about.
The fact is here in Canada same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide since 2005 and not one traditional marriage that I know of has ever been threatened or damaged in any way whatsoever. That's four years and millions of marriages without even one - not one - being threatened in the slightest.
And you better believe that if one ever was it'd be all over the news: "Yes, yes, that's right, Your Honor, we were happily married for 20 long years, but then this gay marriage bill passed and we saw gays getting hitched and it made our marriage seem so meaningless and empty. Obviously we had no other option but divorce."
Personally, I know many people who have gotten divorced in this country, both before and after the legalization of same-sex marriage, and not one of them has ever cited the threat of gay marriage as even a mitigating factor in their relationship's demise.
I know my own marriage is still going strong, despite this seemingly imminent threat.
I'm not really sure how other people getting married - whether they be straight, gay, bi or even interspecies - is supposed to threaten my marriage, but I'm guessing that, when it comes to the RWCCBH homophobes, it probably has something to do with a secret desire to be free of their present marital situations (a la Larry Craig and Ted Haggard).
Now I'm not saying that all Right-Wing Christian Conservative Blow-Hard homophobes are secretly gay, I'm just saying that I find it quite interesting that they are all so totally and utterly obsessed with preventing gay marriage from becoming a legal option and that they so passionately insist that the availability of gay marriage is going to somehow threaten their own current marriages.
And, by the way, I've got no problem with any, or all, of the RWCCBH homophobes being gay, if that's what they indeed are. Though I most certainly do have a problem with their hypocrisy.
I sometimes wonder if the availability of interspecies marriage would tempt the RWCCBH homophobes as much as gay marriage seems to. Would the possibility of marrying, say, a sheep, cow or zebra cause as much distraction and temptation as same-sex marriage does? Would it threaten their current marriages in just the same way? How about if it were legal to marry one of your siblings, would such a possibility also cause them to consider fleeing their current spouse? I wonder.
Perhaps they should stop worrying about other people's love lives and life commitments and instead focus on their own for a while. Because, obviously, it doesn't matter if other people are marrying trees, cars, bananas, blow-up dolls or even Siberian huskies, the fact is nothing threatens a person's marriage but the reality of their own relationship with their spouse (though, sometimes, a really hot co-worker full of lust and desire can be a bit of a threat too, I guess).
Procreation vs. Love
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