No rational person thinks that gay marriage is going to affect their lives one bit. However, 30-40% of the country is preparing itself for a civil war over the issue.
I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.
What’s all the fuss? Straight people eat pussy, suck dicks and go anal. How is homosexual sex any different when you get right down to the nitty? And no one has ever said that clergy will be coerced into performing ceremonies for gay couples. My brother, something of a Jesus fanatic, once said to me that separation of church and state is a two way street; you leave us alone and we leave you alone. Fine. Just fine. I can deal with that view. Now, as to refusing to cater to gay people hiring business, well, that’s probably going to be a no-no soon enough. Plenty of metros have anti-discrimination laws protecting gay folk. These laws should go national-they should be rolled into the Civil Rights Act. I think it is inevitable. We don’t get to treat others as second-class citizens anymore. We know how that goes.
With these things in mind, what the hell is this?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide.
“I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. “If the court decides that, the only next approach is for those who are supporters of marriage being defined as between one man and one woman is ultimately to consider pursuing a constitutional amendment.”
An amendment? Really, asshole? That’s our founding document. Banning gay marriage is so important that it deserves a place beside free speech, disestablishment, equal protection in the eyes of the law, the banning of slavery, and the right to vote regardless of race or sex.
You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I would like to see what an amendment would look like that doesn’t make it a festering pustule of discrimination marring our most sacred compact. Oh wait, I found it:
Grants the United States and each state, territory, and possession the power to define marriage as limited to the union of one man and one woman.
Declares that: (1) nothing in this constitution shall be construed to require that marriage or its legal incidents be conferred upon any union other than the union of one man and one woman or to require that a state recognize a marriage that was licensed in another state; and (2) no decision or order of any court to the contrary, including any decision or order issued before the date of ratification, shall have any force or effect.
Ah, the old “states” gambit. Look at that garbage. The last time we tried to enshrine morality in the Constitution, it didn’t last long.
I don’t think it’s worth worrying about since Scottie and Rafael are going to self-destruct because they are morons, but careful, we’ve elected morons before. Sometimes we did it twice. So it’s important to know what we are up against-and to be vigilant in protecting our dignity before the law.