I am feeling about as disillusioned about society as I ever have, right about now.
Prop 8 was a discussion this evening. I am finally getting it! Yeah for me.
My same sex friends are as fixated on the Semantic of Marriage as the heterosexual couples.
I guess I am a broken person, as my beliefs are:
This is a Federal matter, as all rights of partnership; including those of “marriage” steam from a legal document we now call a marriage license.
I think all couples regardless of sex, should apply for a license to be legally bound. That would mean under a Federal Law, all couples that want to be partners are, afforded the Federal Rights of Social Security, Exemptions for Partners, adopting children, and would be afforded that right under our constitution of Non – discrimination. (Hope we have that non discrimination thing in our constitution).
We would term this:” American license to domestic partnership”: and all couples would be required, if they wanted the privileges afforded; in order to get this document and ensure legal binding.
My next thought is all people who want to partner are treated equally under the Federal Government, that then the term “marriage” should be a religious thing. The only thing that defines Man and Woman as married is Religion, and the State and definitely the Government should stay out of the terminology as there aught to be a separation as stated in the US Constitution.
Well, I was in the middle of a battle tonight which when I thought I was championing people and being equal mined apparently I was under the witch hunt.
It is not about legal to either side but the word “marriage”. I do not get it. If a non-same sex couple gets married by well lets say a ship captain. They are not legally married, so you can not call them that? Or but can you? Both sides this evening said that is marriage.( the being married by the Captain) I say it is not a legal marriage only a warm fuzzy therein, that really is meaningless unless both couples just feel like saying: oh we just got married. There is no legal document that states legal thought process.
Why am I failing to get what the deal is? Legal is legal. Marriage is a God thing, that even if same sex couples got the right to call it that, it would never be recognized by the Heteros who think they are the only ones entitled to the name “married”
Why would it be so wrong to make it equal? Every couple applies for a “legal: license” Then if their religion allows, call it married? Good lord, I know a ton of common law not sex and many more same sex couple who have already committed to each other.
This is all about semantics and religion and I am done talking about it as I can not seem to get one way or another with either side.
One last comment, all the Non- same sexers said they would be very okay with legal equal rights for same sex partners; both sides said the word” marriage mattered more than the rights.
Okay after dealing with real crazy friends, I will just agree to disagree and hope that one day the “Word Marriage” will not be just a word, but a state of being. Commitment love for better for worse in sickness and health: My parents have been married for 55 years and my dad has done everything for my Mom who has Parkinson’s for the last 10 years. Do I think he would have done less than if they had not been afforded the right to marry? NO NO NO, Marriage is Labor of Love or ends in a legal dispute, but people partner not excepting a dispute, but a life time of loyalty and love ; which is we should have the legal for ALL to protect the “innocent or stupid or gullible or just down right co-dependant retarded”
Why do we need to legislate love and commitment? What if my parents were same sex; would it then be correct to legislate if something ”hospital wise” happens to my mom; my dad who has partnered with her for 55 years can not be there? Of Course NOT.
Someone please help me understand the semantic “marriage” and why it should matter more that what the definition of marriage means, if afforded all legalities and called the same thing under the United States Law for all who want to enter into a committed relationship.