March 13th, 2013

Posted: March 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

This country was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. But in the 237 years since we declared our independence from English rule, those words had been a great slogan, but far from followed through upon.

 

There are many instances through out American History that it would be just as easy for the “guiding principle” of our nation to read; all men are created equal….unless you’re black, a native American, a woman, Japanese, black again, Muslim, or now…..gay.

 

How is it that the GOP, the party hell bent at limiting the reach of government and keep government completely out of the board room, doesn’t find it wrong to force the reach of government into the bedroom?

 

The GOP, who when all comes down to it, will refer back to the founding fathers….unless it’s for that little thing that the crafters of the constitution pushed for….separation of church and state. But that doesn’t matter when you’re seeking to get reelected in bible thumping red states.

 

I mean, come on folks, its 2013 and what is there to be afraid of?

 

I know there are those who will say that the term and institution of marriage is a biblically based term and practice. I’m not here to argue this, as I agree with it.  But that doesn’t mean that I believe that the option for a couple to show their commitment to on another in the form of things such as civil unions will “ruin” the sanctity of marriage. After all, if the issue was truly to protect the sanctity of marriage not just borderline homophobia, why not just outlaw divorce?

 

 

What business does the federal government, who can barely do the basic tenants of their own jobs, have to deny someone of something as basically American as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

 

Currently there are 18-states and the District of Columbia that provide for state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples within the state.

 

I know full well that discussing this in the Kenai Peninsula or Alaska in general will mostly fall on deaf ears, but this is a hot button issue for me, not based on my personal life, but because of my brother.

 

I guess when I look at it, I don’t see a red or blue state issue…I just get tired of seeing my little brother get bullied all the time.

 

Think About It

AMR   3-13-13

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3 Comments to “March 13th, 2013”

  • Ryan Marquis says:

    Hear, hear!

  • BLUFF BUNNY says:

    I’m sorry your brother has been bullied, but do not feel that is adequate reason to destroy something that has existed for thousands of years.

    HE will get over being bullied. I was bullied and called FATSO and FOUR EYES as a child and was told that ‘sticks and stones may break your bones but NAMES will never hurt me’ and I got over it. It would never even have occurred to me, to demand that they be stopped from calling me names.

    A large majority of peoples of all races and faiths believe that the term ‘MARRIAGE’ means a union of ONE man and ONE woman.

    A small minority of people believe that anyone should be able to ‘GET MARRIED’ and I just cannot figure out why the minority should prevail in this issue.

    Your brother, and any other same sex couples can have all the LEGAL BENEFITS that a married couple has, but that is not enough. They DEMAND to be able to MARRY.

    What is it about the word MARRIAGE that is causing you so much angst?

    Why isn’t having all the RIGHTS a married man and woman have, enough?

    It is a HOT BUTTON with me, and the MAJORITY, that two men or two women being MARRIED is even in question! A few years ago this issue would be unheard of – and they would have just lived with each other quietly and not made an issue of it.

    Now, because of their strident demands for MARRIAGE, they are turning people away.

    They say that people who LOVE each other, should be allowed to MARRY. People LOVE their pets, should they next be allowed to MARRY them? Some men may love several women….does that mean they should be able to MARRY all of them?

    We have SO MANY more important things to fight over….why can’t these same sex couples be satisfied with CIVIL UNIONS or whatever, and let US keep marriage the one traditional thing left for those who believe it should be reserved for a MAN and a WOMAN.

  • Natalie says:

    If marriage is intended for people of faith, why is it then that those men and women who have no faith can get married? LGBT should have the same rights as everyone else. Love is love.

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