Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Crap!

Proposition 8 passed in California. I don't spend much time talking about LGBT rights, but they're people, dammit. They should have the right to love and live with whoever they want, just like us heterosexuals do. Guess measures like Prop 8 mean that it's a privilege, not a right.

I like to think that marriage has grown beyond the patriarchal economic tool of the old days. It should be about love, not about popping out babies to inherit the family land or restricting a pleasant activity to the types some murderous, demonic bronze age idol approves of.

4 comments:

Infophile said...

Wait a second, I thought you were a demonic bronze idol! Oh wait, "bronze-age idol"? Never mind.

But yeah, this whole thing is just sickening. First of all, with all the money certain churches have been pumping into this, they deserve to lose their tax-exempt status at the very least (though I doubt they will). And then there's the sleazy campaigning, which went beyond simple lies and included blackmail and federal crimes. Which side is fighting for a moral position again?

Bronze Dog said...

Of course, I now I have to grumble about the very idea of churches being tax-exempt.

ReverendRob said...

I'm of the opinion that the state shouldn't be in the marriage business at all. Marriage was, in antiquity, a religious, misogynistic institution: essentially a "bill of sale" between the groom & the father of the bride. If you want to get "married," whether straight or gay, it should be under the same laws that govern any other contracts, declaring your partner's rights that way.

Let's not get on the tax-exempt status of churches. I was raised Roman Catholic. The real estate holdings of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia could probably dig this country out of debt. Tax 'Em, & leave us alone!

Bronze Dog said...

Sounds like we're on more or less the same page, Reverend.