Friday, June 19, 2009

DOMA is Dumb

Bill Clinton didn't really become Bubba to me until he signed the Defense of Marriage Act. It was such a stupid thing to do. And the only thing that threatened Bubba's marriage was Bubba's philandering.

Don't Ask Don't Tell is another bit of idiocy, but since it deals with the military and the military has always had a lot of neanderthals at the top (I guess rising through the ranks means swallowing a lot of shit on the way) and since pretense and machismo are part of that culture, Don't Ask, Don't Tell just seemed like more military silliness. But DOMA suggests that heterosexual marriage is a fragile institution that could not withstand such a serious threat as homosexual marriage. This seems to suggest that most heterosexuals would, given the choice, jump ship rather than tough it out in their shaky, fragile, boring straight marriages. Maybe Larry Craig and Larry Haggard were just the tip of the gay iceberg, and if given a legal alternative to the boring straight marriages most men were in, would bring the shaky facade crashing down around our sinful (sic) heads.

What I cannot understand is Obama's tepid support for the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community. Heterosexual marriage does not need defending from the gay and lesbian community. The only thing threatening straight marriage is the philandering and lying behavior of the two people in each of those shaky straight marriages.


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Utah Savage said...

Thank you Cat. I got my rant on. Now I'm going outside and pull some weeds.

La Belette Rouge said...

I just don't get why people care who other people marry. I just don't get it. Get with it, Obama!

Comrade Kevin said...

I agree with you about being utterly repelled by the pretenses and macho posturing that go into masculinity.

Obama doesn't want a debate on homosexuality. And in honesty, are we really ready for a big time national debate on it?

Laura said...

I'm always shocked when I read things about Gay Marriage. It's been such a non-issue in Canada for so long now that I can't believe it when I see debates about it.

Who gives a crap if they want to get married?
Really? Who is it hurting?
If it's wrong then when the world is over God will punish us all and we'll all go to Hell together.
The End.

Like the people who oppose it are so perfect. *snort*

jadedj said...

Yeah, it's all pretty fucking ludicrous. Why is this even an issue in 2009? Why was this an issue EVER? Especially when one examines the basis for the paranoia, which has its roots in religious medieval hocus-pocus. What a colossal waste of time.

Utah Savage said...

We all have the same civil rights or we're a third-world dictatorship ruled by religion and fear.

Why are religious issues always about restricting civil rights and freedom? No one is going to force homosexuality on anyone, but the religious-right wants to force their fear of the "other" on all the rest of us. They always seem to come down of the side of controlling others private beliefs and behavior. The only right, the only freedom they want to champion is the right to arm themselves to the teeth with assault weapons.