Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Clothes belong in closets, not people

WASHINGTON — A majority of the justices on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, as the Supreme Court took up the volatile issue of same-sex marriage for a second day.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, widely considered the swing vote on the divided court, joined the four liberals in posing skeptical questions to a lawyer defending the law, which defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for the purposes of more than 1,000 federal laws and programs. 

~ NY Times

Well.......... my first thought about gay marriage, well OK.  This 'Defense  Of Marriage' thing was pretty stupid anyway.  I mean, if you really want to DEFEND marriage...... outlaw Mothers-in-Law, and as Congress hasn't come close to addressing that issue, screw 'em.

Personally, I think marriage should be outlawed.  I know that will never happen, cause open bars at receptions are very popular.... and if you don't invite enough people to your wedding, Who is gonna eat that big cake thingee, and getting blenders and toasters and micro-wave oven gifts is a spiffy deal.  My thought is marriage should be replaced with something like a renewable five year "Fidelity Lease".  You both promise not to fuck around with other people.  Easy enough.  And, if in the first five years everything goes well (or you have kids) you can renew for a twenty year one with a clause of who the kids stay with after college.

all right, that was silly, but then, so is denying basic rights to all people.  I think it falls into that 'pursuit of happiness' thing.  And inheritance.  And taxes.  Health benefits. Such stuff.

I hate to go the route,  " I know some gay people and they are all right" shit.  Well, I do, but that is just stale shit.  But I know Brian nad Tony have been together over thirty years....and Michael and Jerry too.  ?hose guys are about as married as you can get .  Course, Tom and Debbie were NOT married for about 20.... and they only got married because of legal benefits.  I guess Jerry and Michael deserve the same choice.

What I don't get is why this decision is now up to nine old shits in black robes.  This should have been a done deal a long time ago.  I don't think of it much; but the bottom line is if Gay/Lesbian people want the same pain, suffering, anxiety, anguish, worry and bullshit as heterosexuals...gees go for it.

BUT.....Gays should never own guns.  Wayne LaPierre told me so....and I believe everything that guy says.


Infidel753 said...

Sorry, but gays do need guns to fight off the bashers, just like women need guns to overthrow tyrannical governments that impose forced vaginal ultrasounds, force them to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, and so forth.

Just watch the Repubs turn around once people start using guns to defend against the real tyrants -- them.

Randal Graves said...

Old shits in black robes: just goes to show how asinine our system actually is.

Tom Harper said...

Justice Kennedy has been the deciding vote in some of the Supreme Court's most controversial rulings -- Citizens United, etc. But now he's in favor of "judicial restraint," even though he's against the DOMA.

Go figure.

Sherry Peyton said...

Personally I think the whole thing would be more dramatic if they all wore clown suits. I mean, they are clowns after all. I await the decisions with a hopeful but unfortunately practiced eye.

susan said...

One of the cooler things about living in Canada is that gay marriage has been a reality for many years. It's ridiculous how much time, energy and money is wasted on non-issues.

Blog Archive