This is something I’ve been meaning to say for ages. The whole Proposition 8 situation in California is as good a time to say it as any.
There are two primary arguments against gay marriage:
1. God hates teh gay.
Well, you all know my position on this. As far as I’m concerned, you may as well believe in unicorns. They’re every bit as plausible, and also pretty and sparkly.
The sooner we collectively stop using a mystical being in the sky as an excuse to be nasty to each other, the better.
2. It cheapens the institution of marriage.
This one always makes me chuckle.
If allowing child molesters, serial killers, death row prisoners, meth addicts, neo-nazis, corporate polluters, rapists, people who let their dog poop on the sidewalk and don’t pick it up, tobacco company executives, dog fighting enthusiasts, and serial drunk drivers to get married doesn’t “cheapen the institution,” what will?
Are you seriously telling me that you’re fine with all those other categories getting married, but if two nice same-sex people want to marry, it will BRING ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF SOCIETY?
Follow-up question: are you an idiot, or are you just off your meds?