Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo) proposes a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT that states “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.” ABC news, inappropriately calling her the Person of the Week, says “She is deeply opposed to gay marriage, though she wouldn’t say why.” LAME.
Orson Scott Card (of Greensboro, NC and Ender’s Game fame) lays down an utterly ponderous and tautologous screed against gay marriage. Apparently this SciFi writer harbors a deep inner-fear of change.
Merriam Webster defines marriage as either “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law” or “the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.”
what the whole lot of people against gay marriage don’t seem to understand is that marriage is a metaphor. it is not something you can hold in your hand, or buy at the store, or do on a saturday afternoon. it is something defined in the doing. and so the debate unfolding in san francisco and massachusetts and dc is ultimately a question of whether Thomas Jefferson’s famous words still ring true.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”