The war is over and as the dust settles, justice stands as the victor. As many have heard, The Supreme Court came back on the gay marriage issue with a close ‘Yes’ and now it is the law of the land. I wasn’t sure if I was being punked when I read the news, but when I saw that it was for real, I felt good in a strange new way. It was like a weight off the world. No more protests. No more debates. It’s over. It’s done. Right?
Well, yes and no. It is over in the actual sense, but the struggle continues with the nutcase Right Wing. They, true to form, do not take defeat graciously. Factions are vowing to disregard the court’s ruling while I’ve heard rumors of trying to impeach the justices who voted for gay marriage, or as it is known now, marriage.
Still we hear the echoed complaints about how it’s a sin and it’s inexcusable how SCOTUS dares to redefine marriage. We hear how it’s an attack on Christianity and on religion in general.
I don’t even know where to begin correcting all of this misinformation. First, marriage has NOT been redefined. Marriage is still marriage. Nothing has changed. There are just more people out there who can get married. And if you want to talk about the definition of marriage, it’s been redefined many times over they years before this. The marriage process is different today than it was centuries earlier. Marriage has already been altered. It’s a little late to bitch about it now. In fact, if you want to go back to the original meaning of marriage, you’re going to have to cut out the premarital sex, make sure you’ve got enough money to buy your bride and we should get to putting those who are divorced to death.
Secondly, I hear so much about religion in this. This topic is not a religious one. We weren’t fighting for the church’s approval. We were fighting for legal recognition. Marriage is not a religious institution. God didn’t create it. Marriage is an invention of man. Animals don’t get married. Only humans do, and Christians don’t hold the market on marriage either. Every culture and religion in the world has a marriage ceremony. To all Christians: Please shut up and stop acting like marriage was all your idea. It really wasn’t. It never was. I’d also like to ask all those Repub haters out there who have been divorced or engaged in premarital sex to also shut up. Once you committed those sins, from your favorite book, you lost any right to speak on this subject. And please, Sarah Palin, Shut the f**k up! Deal with your knocked up daughter. Is she married? If not, are you going to stone her to death like a good Christian? If not, you’re a hypocrite.
I’d also like to point out all those couples who said they’d get a divorce if marriage equality became the law. Keep on those folks. Get that divorce. Teach us gays a lesson. Ouch. And that reverend who said he’d set himself on fire if gay marriage passed. I don’t see those flames going up. Come on, man! A promise is a promise. Flame on!