Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Weddings in California

Weddings in California

On June 16, 2008, after 5:01 PM, weddings bells for gay and lesbian couples began to be performed in the state of California. For many couples, it has been a long wait.

Outside some of the city governments where the weddings were held, some protestors held up some signs reminiscent of the 1960’s. “Gays equal perverts” was one of the signs I saw in the SF Chronicle.

I for one am glad that this has finally happened. I always thought that denying gays and lesbians the ability to marry was tantamount to giving them second class citizenship. In the US, the ability to marry has certain tax advantages which you just don’t get when single.

But, of course, we have the uptight religious folks going on a crusade for a constitutional amendment to ban marriages. May God give them a gift of a gay child. Frankly, I don’t know what their objection is. If marriage is a sanctity between man and woman, then we should not have a divorce. That fact that we do however tells me that it is not really as sanctimonious as everyone else says it is.

The whole premise of the argument for denying marriage to gays and lesbians is flawed.

At any rate, to all those folks getting married, congratulations.

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