What’s the big deal? If two men, or two women or a man and a monkey, or a woman and a shih tzu love each other, why can’t they get married? Heterosexuals have to deal with marriage, I say let everyone suffer the same “joys”.
And honestly, who’s really against this idea? A few bigots, a handful of church folk perhaps, but by and large, the number one enemy to same sex marriages is the Insurance industry, specifically the health care industry. And why? Because they’re afraid of fraud. They’re afraid that people will actually pretend to be gay just to get health care coverage. As an aside, I seem to recall a story or two out of the Bible where three daughters, in turn, got their FATHER DRUNK and had SEX with him to procreate. Incest is ok though, apparently, because God said so.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but regardless of the sex of the spouse, when you add a spouse to your insurance coverage, don’t you always pay more than if it’s just YOU on the policy? Hmmm? Again, why the outrage? How is this fraud? I think you should be able to add up to 12 people to your insurance policy, as long as you’re willing to pay the difference. Consider this for a minute…
When I first got married, I had really good health coverage from my employer. At the time we had myself, my wife and two children on the policy. It cost me somewhere around $150/month for total coverage. If I was single on the policy, it would have been like $70/month. With a spouse only, $100/month and with anywhere from 1 to 100 children, $150/month. How is THAT fair? The single guy actually pays more for the same coverage that my wife got simply by marrying me.
I’m not an activist of any sort, I like to think I just have a good command of common sense and fair play. If two loving adults want to get married, I say go for it. It’s your funeral. Shit changes when you get married, and don’t think because you both have the same plumbing that means you won’t have the same issues every heterosexual married couple have. Someone’s gonna have to be the asshole drunk and the other one’s going to have to be the nagging prescription drug addict who shops online way too much.
But, on the upside, you’ll have access to health care coverage, and I bet the weddings would be out of this world fabulous. (the gays still say that right? Fabulous?)