For most of human history marriage has had a single, unchanging definition and these activist judges are tinkering with that to the detriment of society.
Marriage is a business transaction conducted between the father of the bride and the father of the groom to ensure that heirs are produced to perpetuate the line and that property remains within the family instead of being gobbled up by the state. The only sentiment involved is the affection of the parents for their children and a concurrent desire to see them produce a stable, harmonious and prosperous household. Letting individuals make decisions for themselves – especially decisions based on hormones – is a sure recipe for disaster and it’s also monstrously unnatural. It is only with the addlebrained troubadours that the emotions properly reserved for one’s mistress or whore were transferred to one’s wife and look at how well that has turned out. The divorce rate has astronomically increased over the last century to the point where 40 to 70% of all marriages today are dissolved depending on which statistics you accept. (I tend to favor the higher number because it supports my point better.)
I will never understand why homosexuals want to appropriate this institution for themselves. Haven’t these people read their fucking Plato? Gay love is morally, spiritually and emotionally superior to heterosexual love since it does not arise from a biological imperative to beget offspring. The whole point of it is to enable you to think grand philosophical thoughts while you’re rubbing your penis between some cute Athenian boy’s thighs. You just can’t do that with your wife. Why would you even want to? Do you get all googly eyed when the barrista makes your latte in the morning or the maintenance crew tidies up your work station? Preposterous!
In fact from the beginning this whole movement for “equality” has profoundly sickened me. I have to swallow my gorge every time I see a homosexual say, “We’re just like you! We’re normal and not threatening. I like guys, you like women – that’s the only difference. I don’t dress in leather chaps or wear panties or let anonymous strangers fist me in park restrooms. I just want to settle down with the person I love, buy a house, raise some kids and live out my days in domestic tranquility.”
Urrrrr … urrrr …. bleeeeaaaaaach …
Sorry. Where was I?
Oh yes. Homosexuals should be pathic, not pathetic. And the desire to imitate the unnatural social norms and hollow institutions of our decadent and moribund culture is the very definition of pathetic in my book. Especially if doing so comes at the cost of everything fun and exciting about homosexuality. If anything heterosexuals should be aspiring to the homosexual lifestyle, not the other way around! You would laugh to see the noble-maned lion playing the part of the lamb or the peacock in all his finery trying to convince the world that he was really a duck – so why is this any different? Come on gays, you’re better than this. If the rainbow ends in Lanford, find yourself another rainbow to chase.
And if this isn’t motivated by a craven need for the acceptance that conformity confers and you genuinely desire such a thing, that … that is too disheartening to contemplate.
Just say no to marriage – whether you are homosexual or heterosexual!
Now that I’ve pissed everyone off, I’ll get to my real point …
The love I feel for my partners legitimates itself — it does not require shared property or children or the acceptance of society at large for me to consider it real, nor is there some goal towards which we are moving in the relationship. This is it. I’m with them because I choose to be with them and because they choose to be with me. Not out of fear of financial repercussions, not out of some delusional promise that we will be together forever and always, not because some piece of paper immutably binds us. It’s a choice, like all relationships are. My relationships are no less and no more significant than your own. The courts declared it was illegal to privilege the relationships of one group of people over another — and yet that is precisely what this decision does. The only just thing to do is abolish marriage altogether from the perspective of the state. If people feel the need to have their union blessed within their religious tradition, that’s another matter entirely. But that should confer no rights and no benefits at all.