My Two Cents on Marriage and Ammendment One

I have a hard time understanding what happened, but if the word MARRIAGE is problematic, then I do not have any issues with renaming it. Call it a partnership, call it a twosome, call it a merger….. whatever. Just give ALL families the same rights and privileges as ‘traditional’ families. Why is that so hard to do? It just seems sensible to me.

Why is it so difficult to get understanding and compassion from the same people who purport to be living by the word of God?

I’m not going into the argument of what God wants and what God meant because I don’t know it just like everyone else and anyone who professes to know is lying to you. But don’t take my word on it.

It was a sad and shameful night in NC last night when Ammendment One to the state’s constitution was passed and catapulted NC among other states who have banned same-sex marriages. North Carolina’s state constitution now specifically defines a marriage to be only between one man and one woman.

So all the other ‘creative’ unions who thought to make families with two moms, two dads, or even one mom and one dad but not ‘married’ might as well be invisible in the state’s view.

The bottom line is — and I don’t know why everyone thinks this is a moral, spritual or religious issue, it is a civil and legal issue in my opinion — why can’t all these families/partnerships have the same rights as everyone else? Companies can merge, they can even call themselves ‘families’. So call these other entities ‘companies’ or any other term. But give them the right to co-habitate legally, share resources, raise their families and give them the same benefits as all other tax paying citizens of this country and this state. Even more so, give the children of these families the same rights, privilleges and protection as everyone else… proponents of the bill, after all, claim that this is for the children.

So what if you don’t agreee with what they do behind closed doors? I bet I’d be grossed out with some of the things you do behind closed doors too! But you know what? I would never presume to tell you it’s a sin or take away your right to be with the person you want to be with in whatever way or form you’d like to do it. It’s not supposed to be the way things are done in this country where ‘freedom’ and ‘individuality’ is tossed about like confetti.

— oh wait…. maybe confetti is not such a good metaphor after all…. they do get trampled on and swept away after a brief fling in the wind, don’t they? Oh well, you fill in the blank.

This was just my two cents to get some of the disappointment off my chest. If you want an expert analysis, go elsewhere. Pundits are everywhere. Just not here.



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