While eating lunch today with my MSNBC TV wallpaper on as background I heard:
"The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legal same-sex marriages in five more states.
the court refused to hear cases from the states - - Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana - - seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place."
Oh my, oh my, what are those folks who are trying to protect the institution of marriage going to do now. What with all "the gays" now able to get married . . . . there goes the neighborhood.
I was going to begin my next sentence with "meaning no disrespect" to those who genuinely hold religious views on the traditional marriage of (and I hate this term) ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN (which isn't in the Bible by the way), I say "get over it." Everybody and I mean everybody should be equal under the law.
If two people (and not brothers, uncle or nephew, or whatever "slippery slope" argument those opposed to marriage equality use) love each other and decide to get marriage to enable them to have the same protections and benefits under the law that heterosexual couples take for granted, LET THEM GET MARRIED. For God's sake, don't we have more important things to worry about in this country other than preventing two people who love one another from getting married?
Twenty years from now today's children will tell there grandchildren "Yes, there was a time when Uncle Bob couldn't marry his friend Frank." And the grandchild will ask "Why?"
I remember about fifteen years ago when I worked at a bank in Downingtown. A young guy (gay) who worked for me asked me "Was it true that the police would arrest you for just being in a gay bar?" I said "Yes, I've been in a gay bar when the police came in." He said "Why?" I said "Because we were gay." He asked again "But why? Just because you were gay? How could they do that?" I said, "Because they could and they did." Guess what, there are now five more states than can no longer legally justify preventing Jim and Joe and Mary and Alice from getting married. Those states are:
|Bill and me yesterday - together 50 years, married one year - we lived to see it!|