warning: foul language ahead... hopefully it won't distract from the point too much...
i had forgotted for a while just how much this whole gay marriage issue pisses me off. i don't understand, can't understand, i'm trying to understand, what makes people so goddamned convinced that marriage has to be between one man and one woman. fuck the bible, we're talking about poltical rights--like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. like, seperate is not equal. we're talking about human beings, committed relationships, and the right of everyone to a private life not interfered with by someone else's religion.
but no one on the other side is going to listen to arguments like this. they never will. when people get this passionate on something, they only ever hear their side of it. (yes, i do it myself, although it is my personal goal to be very careful about hearing both sides of any arguement...) what can i possibly do?
i mean, i know what i can do--as in sign petetions, and vote, and write, and who knows, i wouldn't mind being one of those people in court even.
but against the thousands of people who think that marriage between two men or two women is an abomination--what can i possibly do about them? nothing really. i can't make up their minds for them, and it's doubtful than many, if any at all, will be persuaded by any logical argument--religion is the sworn enemy of logic apparently (well, yes, it is supposed to be more about faith...)
and then to have to listen to all the political/religious bullshit... ahhh fuck it. i could stoop to insults, but mostly i'm just dumbfounded by the depths of hostility and hypocrisy. (one nation,
under god, with liberty and justice for all...)
just look at cheney's brilliant comment on it, for example: "freedom means freedom for everyone." (:sighs: yeah, no shit, mr. vice president of the united states of america...)