There are a lot of people in the world, and we all really do have to live together to a certain extent. I was going to also ramble on about why we feel a need to laugh at that poor morbidly obese person we see when we're out, or the person who is wearing what you think is an INSANE outfit and about who never did ANYTHING to bother or hurt us, but instead, I'll just focus myself for now.
I want to talk about GAY MARRIAGE. Only for a minute or two.
This is from Wikipedia:
On July 20, 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world and the first country in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act which provided a gender-neutral marriage definition. Court decisions, starting in 2003, each already legalized same-sex marriage in eight out of ten provinces and one of three territories, whose residents comprised about 90% of Canada's population.
BOO YAH, CANADA!
A friend of mine is going through some legal bullshittery right now. It is convoluted, but one of the issues at hand is how gay marriage, and families therein are viewed in the eyes of the law in the United States. Imagine: same country, but there are many states in which same sex unions have been vetoed, or the decision to allow is still pending.
I'm paraphrasing here, but someone had emailed him and said that while he/she does not agree with gay marriage, he/she still hopes everything will work out happily.
I have also had conversations with people who were up in arms about gay marriage. They were very displeased that it would be allowed at all. It would RUIN the whole definition of marriage, they insisted. A marriage is a sacred, and marvelous, and romantic, and infallible institution between a STRAIGHT man, and a STRAIGHT woman.
But they're right. Marriage is AWESOME. Only STRAIGHT PEOPLE know how to do it correctly. Nobody ever gets divorced, right?
|Three failed marriages and counting! Marriage is FUN!! (source)|
|Marriage is like, super cool awesome! We were married for 14 whole months! |
That's almost an eternity, right? (source)
|Longest TWO MONTHS of our lives!!! (source)|
Okay, so that was easy.
So, what exactly is going to happen when gay people everywhere can finally get married? Is your marriage going to *POOF !* disappear? Will you have to tell everyone you had a STRAIGHT marriage, just so they don't get confused? Are they going to make straight people everywhere nullify their marriages, so gay people can have a turn? Is your relationship with your partner going to feel "less special" now? Is your neighbourhood going to be BOMBARDED with tedious gay newlyweds? Are you going to HAVE to go to GAY WEDDINGS all the damn time now?
(I bet they'd have better music after dinner...)
Are those wedding dress reality shows going to be RUINED now when they feature two men getting married, or two women?
Okay karen, that's enough ideas.
But gay people have always made you uncomfortable. You've always hated images like this:
You think it's lewd and offensive. Fine, I can dig that. Maybe these two guys are total TOOLS. I mean, do you really need to make your point in your underwear? I'm going to say no, you make a better point and have more credibility nicely attired.
Do you know what really offends me?
|Come on girls, get your whipped cream titty gun bras on!|
|Oh look--they can share! Good girls!|
Things will improve, my gay friends. It's taken you THIS LONG just to get a toe in the door of rational and compassionate.
As always, my friend, you gots to crank that shit UP!