Well I’m sure some of you will disagree with this post but I guess I have to be controversial once in a while. Maybe that’s why my reader average has gone down a little
So, that number is interesting – right? What is it from? It’s the total # of rights granted to married couples in the United States. Thanks to the the Defense of Marriage Act,
that means those rights are only granted to heterosexual couples. In a
few states, such as California, a gay couple can register as Domestic
Partners, giving them about a dozen of those 1,138 rights.
I have to ask – just what are we defending marriage
against? Some critics against gay marriage state that it is a slippery
slope. That soon brothers and sisters will want to marry. Groups of
people will want to get married. Allowing those "gays" to get married
is the beginning of the end apparently. And I’m not talking about re-defining marriage from a religious perspective. If a particular religion wants to marry you or not based on your orientation they should have that right. I’m just talking about the civil aspects of a marriage and the rights that are afforded to that under the law.
Is banning same sex marriage even legal in the United States?
The debate rages. And it will for quite some time. I come from a
biased opinion but really – is it that harmful to let two people who
love each other gather all the equal rights of marriage regardless of
what gender they are??
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,