So I’m a lesbian and I’d like to get married one day, but the difference between me and the “marriage equality” kooks on the left (and a few on the right) is that I reject the idea that the government needs to be involved in that marriage at all and I would feel the same way if I was straight.
Here’s a question for conservatives who are in favor of gay marriage (or, in fact, in favor of the government being involved in marriage at all). Why do you need to government to validate your relationship?
Whether you get married in a church or temple or synagogue or you simply make a lifelong commitment between yourself and your partner without any religion behind it at all, why do you need the government to give you their blessing?
I don’t need it because when I get married it will be because I love that other person, not because I need the government to give me free goodies because I tied the knot.
There’s another question I want to ask. If this isn’t about love or religious views, then it must be about government benefits. Excuse me while I try to puzzle out why conservatives are in favor of the government giving you special benefits because of how you live your personal life. Isn’t that a bit counter to conservative principles?
It’s not like those government benefits have been of much benefit to society. Look at the number of single mothers, teen mothers, and divorces we have in this country.
How about this, for those of you that want government benefits (because I doubt those are going anywhere) – A civil union.
For those of you that want a religious ceremony – A marriage.
For those of you that want both – Do both.
For those of you who are gay and just want the benefits – A civil union.
For those of you who are gay and religious – find a church/temple/synagogue/mosque (good luck on that last one) that will marry you and you get – A marriage.
Why do you want the government more intertwined with your personal life? I thought the whole concept of being a conservative was that we want government to be smaller and have less influence over our lives?
Hopefully I wasn’t wrong about that.
The government isn’t your family, it isn’t your friends, and it’s not your in-laws. Stop acting like they need to give you permission to love someone.
Now I’ll leave you with Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette discussing (and agreeing) with the same concept I just laid out for you.