Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thought on Gay Marriage

The fact of the matter is, no matter what the law says, two men or two women cannot get married.

Whatever their relationship is, it isn't marriage, and legalizing same-sex "marriage" is simply the same as calling a dog's tail a leg.

In point of fact, the best they can have is some sort of "civil union," a legal arrangement that provides some benefits, but that does not really transcend its status as a legal entity (not, mind you, that I am in favor of civil unions, but they are not as definitionally absurd as same-sex "marriage").

What legalizing same-sex "marriage" ultimately will do is to pull down opposite sex marriage (read real marriage) down to the level of civil union.

That is the true reason to oppose same-sex "marriage." By its very naturre it redefines marriage and removes the transcenent element to it.

Reading back through my archives, I find out that this is not the first time I've made this argument, but I still think that it bears repeating.

That is all.

No comments:

There was an error in this gadget