Monday, November 15, 2010

Equality means equality, not almost the same.

Our elected officials are debating marriage equality. I'm not watching it. There is nothing to debate. We either continue discrimination or we grow up. Who someone else marries cannot begin to have an impact on my life or anyone else's and there in no justification for a government having opinions on it.

I simply cannot get my head around a person who thinks their own marriage will be diminished by someone else getting married. Is their union that fragile?


  1. I wish everyone would just get over whatever it is that is holding them back from seeing that marriage equality is not something to be fearful of. I've started reading Elizabeth Gilbert's follow up book from Eat, Pray, Love called Committed and she explores a lot of the history of marriage which I find incredibly how back in the good ol' Roman times, it was perfectly legal for men to marry each other.
    Bren and I were rather horrified by the line that had to be included in the wedding ceremony as part of the legal requirements of getting married...."Marriage, according to the law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life."
    I'd love us to have our vows renewed when we no longer have to have that line included in the ceremony.

  2. Yeah, I've lost all patience with it. I've yet to hear an argument that isn't grounded in rampant homophobia or religious zealotry.

    We got married in a registry office and paid no attention to the ceremony at all. We then got really married with all our friends and wrote our own ceremony. I don't remember feeling the need to mention our genders. :)

  3. It's just ridiculous. Consenting adults should be able to marry each other, regardless of their race, gender, religion, sexuality, whatever. Where is the argument?

  4. Yes.

    *Resists urge to shout loudly in agreement*