Thought of the Day

javier's picture

In government class I was discussing that we shouldn't make moral issues personal. For example with abortion I don't think about myself but of the women who need it as an option and not to take that right away. Besides I can't make babies.

But that made me think: if I wasn't gay, would I still be for gay marriage rights? Absolutely. If it doesn't affect me directly and affect me indirectly with a negative consequence, I have no problem with it. The old "it's in the Bible, marriage is defined between a man/woman" arguments don't work anymore in a progressing society. We can't remain traditional in every aspect of society for nothing ever remains the same. Maybe our opponents should hear The times are a-changin by Bob Dylan.

Now unhypothetically speaking, I still argue for marriage rights because, even though I don't plan on marrying, that doesn't mean I shouldn't argue against letting others marry. So gay marriage is the most ridiculous thing people argue about.

Oh and in my class someone said the definition of marriage is between man/woman therefore we shouldn't let gays marry. I would've said times change and so does our way of thinking and how we establish laws to protect everyone's rights. Of course I didn't because I was afraid.

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jeff's picture

Well...

You can make babies. You just can't carry a baby to term.

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elph's picture

But...

if he weren't a gay boy... :)

jeff's picture

No...

There is nothing about his sperm that precludes it from making babies, he could go off into a little room in a clinic, think about Harry Styles, come out with a little cup, mix with a donor egg, slap the fertilized egg into a surrogate and he made a baby.

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elph's picture

No disagreement... on this point!

However, in probably a bit-too-sneaky way, the focus of my comment was grammatical. :)

"But that made me think: if I wasn't gay,"

jeff's picture

Yes...

Correcting his grammar in a nested reply to my comment is nearly always going to elude me. ;-)

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elph's picture

And...

placing weren't in bold didn't betray my sneakiness?

jeff's picture

No...

I just assumed you were highlighting his words to make a point.

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elph's picture

Well...

This just underscores how easy it is to be misunderstood...