Right now, in the state where I currently live, the Right / Republicans are pushing for a Marriage Amendment to be voted on in November. It will lay out in the Law, that 'marriage' can only be between a man and a woman. Needless to say, I think the idiotiod argument that if this doesn't pass, guy will be marrying their sheep, is just stupid flack, thrown out there by fear mongering twits.
But, I've given it all thought, as I'll have to vote on it too.
And after thinking about it, I gotta tell you, the Libertarian in me thinks I've got no more business saying who can and cannot get 'married', than the GLAAD group has in saying we have to close all the churches and synagogues and all the religion based schools. An amendment like this sounds like making GLAAD people, the new 'colored people' to me.
How is this NOT a new Jim Crow Law?
Maybe what the GLAAD people need is the same kind of legal 'protections' straight people 'enjoy' by getting married. Then they can go be forced into court over dogs, furniture, oh yeah and over the kids. Let them enjoy a legal blindsiding when the relationship goes south and they get a court date instead of a Birthday Card. They too can 'enjoy' the benefit of having someone else put their head on the block for money spent by their 'husband' or 'wife'. They can be left holding the bag for thousands of dollars worth of debt if their 'husband' or 'wife' dies suddenly and they've got big mortgages, car payments and $15K of credit card debt.
I've always been pretty much of the opinion that so long as YOUR daily life doesn't cause me pain or cost me money, have at it. And I'm living in a mixed race neighborhood now which I don't care about. So two gay guys or two gay women moving in across the street would be an improvement over the scummy, always arguing, druggy heterosexuals that are in there now.