I found this over at Norma's blog this morning. I about rolled myself out of bed laughing. This thing turns the whole anti-gay marriage thing on its ear in a very clever way. As for my own view, it's not about who you sleep with. It's human rights. It's about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Why wouldn't I want for my friends to enjoy the same rights that Kevin and I will as a married couple, regardless of their sexual orientation?
1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, liposuction and air conditioning.
2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Brittany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans...
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Meanwhile, I'm worried about a couple of people in my life. People who are going through a lot of emotional trauma and seem unable to remove themselves from situations where they're continuing to be hurt. How do you help someone who can't help themself? I'm doing my best to remain neutral and supportive, but I'm starting to lose sleep over it.
And so I knit. And knit. And knit. The Shawl is down to 16 rows to go. I'm on the border now, where each increase row adds about 80 stitches to the count. By the time I finish the increases there will be 1185 stitches total. A single row takes an hour and a half. It's craziness. But damn! it's going to be beautiful. My goal, to finish it by next Friday, my birthday, so I can concentrate on wedding plans for the two weeks before the wedding. The menu's set now and OMG, tomorrow's October. Where does the time go?