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I'd be pissed, but it isn't worth it

February 25, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bush backs gay-marriage ban

President Bush called Tuesday for a constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage, joining a bitter dispute that is heading through the courts, dividing the nation and shaping the presidential election.

You just kind of expected it. I could rant about the hypocrisy towards state’s rights, the silliness of imposing your religion on someone else, but it’s just not surprising. It’s just ludicrous. This cartoon says it pretty well.

There’s just no argument for it, as far as I can see. Is marriage just for continuing your bloodline, as Rush Limbaugh suggested a few days ago? Only if you’re banning straight couples who can’t have kids for physical reasons, choose not to have kids, and adopt kids. Does it open the door for polygamists? I can’t see it – there’s no natural orientation towards being committed to more than one person. Against Christianity? Well, when you can ignore the command to father a child with the brother of your deceased husband, and you can ignore the command to stone adulterers, why not ignore this one? And of course, there’s the whole idea of imposing your religion on others. Are gays going to wreck marriage. Can’t do any worse than heterosexuals, specifically heterosexuals in the Bible Belt.

Categories: Social issues
  1. February 27, 2004 at 7:58 am

    One of the funniest cartoons I’ve seen in a while. Bad Dubya! Bad! Where’s a rolled-up newspaper when I need it?

  2. Bryan
    February 27, 2004 at 8:32 pm

    Read the amendment, then read some of the takes on it. This piece of garbage can be used to do a whole lot more than supporters have claimed and it doesn’t simply affect gays. This was written by lawyers, so it isn’t simply contorted English.

  3. Fate
    February 28, 2004 at 5:00 am

    Speaking of commandments other than the semi-randomly chosen 10 of many, my favorite is “thou shalt not have steps to thine temple” so as not to expose one’s twigs and berries wearing one’s robe.

  4. Fate
    February 28, 2004 at 5:02 am

    Instead of whining about loving couples wanting to have a union destroying marriage why don’t those “rightwing motherfuckers” [Franken] complain about Average Joe, Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and all of the sequels, spin-offs, and the like… and the growing number of college students who marry for a few years in order to live in family housing.

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