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July 14th, 2006 (01:08 pm)
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Gay couples don't deserve the right to get married because they are... better parents than straight couples?

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[T]he New York court also put forth another argument, sometimes called the “reckless procreation” rationale. “Heterosexual intercourse,” the plurality opinion stated, “has a natural tendency to lead to the birth of children; homosexual intercourse does not.” Gays become parents, the opinion said, in a variety of ways, including adoption and artificial insemination, “but they do not become parents as a result of accident or impulse.”

Consequently, “the Legislature could find that unstable relationships between people of the opposite sex present a greater danger that children will be born into or grow up in unstable homes than is the case with same-sex couples... the Legislature could rationally offer the benefits of marriage to opposite-sex couples only.”

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Wow! Did you hear what the New York Supreme Court said, folks? They said it's not that gays aren't good enough to get married, it's that STRAIGHTS aren't good enough to NOT get married!

No one could ever accuse them of homophobia now.

::headdesk:: Seriously, people. Stop trying to play both sides of the fence, placating both the radical righties and your own uneasy feelings around homosexuality by keeping gay marriage illegal while pretending that you're totally absolutely 100% a-okay with gay people. You're not fooling anyone.

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)

No, that sounds like an excellent, excellent system - light-years away from separate-but-equal as it existed for civil rights for blacks back in the day.

I seriously don't care what anyone calls it. I just want the government to acknowledge that my relationship with my partner is no less committed and stable than any relationship between a married man and woman, and to give me a certificate stating that. Also, to give me tax breaks.

Posted by: Tasha Rebekah Martin (lietya)
Posted at: July 14th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Wedding

Tax breaks are good. :) Although it might make you feel better to know that we're at a tax *dis*advantage for being married, thanks to that "marriage penalty"! Be careful what you wish for....

but I'm seriously awed and delighted still that MA is offering you two what you deserve.

I mentioned CT because it seems that that's a much rarer case of gays suing FOR the word - the lawsuit in question is by a handful of couples who could contract a civil union but believe that lacking the word "marriage" is still discriminatory. (And it kinda is, but still, they've got 99% of what they want and are still fighting over the last 1%, which suggests that it's not only straights/homophobes who find the word itself to be important. Nor do I blame anyone on either side, really; words carry weight. It's why I advocate for the government only involving itself with "civil" in the sense of non-religious unions for everybody.)

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