Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ban This Maryland!

If you have not read the article on Maryland's ban on same-sex marriage - you should do so.  It is interesting that a judge made a medical determination regarding gays in order to perpetuate discrimination!  

"Writing for the majority, Judge Glenn Harrell Jr. ruled that there is no historical foundation for the state to recognize marriages between people of the same gender. Moreover, he wrote, homosexuality is not an "immutable characteristic," such as gender or race, that one is born with; therefore it does not deserve special consideration by the state. In other words, the state may regulate marriage any way it likes — setting the marriagable age at 15, for example, and limiting marriage to heterosexual couples."

Does it matter if someone is born with something or not?  Does it then give another group the right to discriminate?  A 'normal' man is born with both legs and both hands, looses them in an accident, is now handicap - so because he was not born handicap he cannot have the same rights as others?  People can discriminate against him because he is different?  

There are so many examples, burn victims, adopted children, people of different faith, interacial unions, etc...  

What is it that scares heterosexuals so much about gays getting married and having the same rights as they do?  Are they afraid thier religion will be imposed upon?  If we truly have separation of church and state, then no matter what the state said, the church would not have to give marriage to gays... but the state would.  A judge would have to do it, but a priest wouldn't.  

Besides the fact that my religion does not find gays to be a bad thing...  So now what?

Of course, the religious Christian right wants to merge church and state - and in the end it is going to bite them in the ass.  

And you know what - I will use thier fear against them.  I will make certain my partner is taken care of and that every legal action is taken to secure our propoerty and our lives against those who would covet it for themselves in one form or fashion.  

Someday - we will have all of our freedoms back, some day.  And what will history say of those who have discriminated... who have decided they will withold basic rights... 

They will call them elitists, tyrannists, terrorists, fanatics, and ....