Monday, June 05, 2006

What a Gay Marriage Ban Won't Solve

I'm not a huge fan of Harry Reid, but this speech he delivered today on the floor of the Senate certainly made me respect him more. In this speech, he enumerates the myriad problems that a Gay Marriage Ban won't solve.

I also find it amusing and hypocritical that the same bunch who want to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue of reproductive rights to the states in the name of saving millions of lives want to amend the Consitution to prevent two guys or two girls from sharing health care and being able to check the "married, filing jointly" box on their taxes.

The federal government should step in to prevent two guys from marriage, but it should be up to the states when the lives of unborn children are at risk?

Does that seem a little bipolar to anyone else?

1 comment:

Roger Whitson said...

This is SUCH B.S. It's interesting that a certain Mr. Bush introduces this bill just before the elections start. Is this remniscent of anything??? NAW!

I also watched Lou Dobbs yesterday--which I usually hate--and he had this really cool segment about how the real reason for the soaring divorce rate in this country (the widenening gap between the rich and the poor, the increasing number of people without health care, inflation without a similar increasing in wage--in short MONEY) is not being addressed at all by Bush. In fact if you agree that money is a huge issue in most divorces--and you would have to be stupid not to see this as a possibility--it seems that Bush and crew are actually against the middle class family.

This is not even to get into the fact that the "nuclear family" as such is only an invention of post-World War II repressed 50s culture, and I won't go there.