Buried in the endless torrent of asinine legislation, I was pleased to find that gay marriage rights have been maintained in Massachusetts.
A divisive topic, to be sure — but the gay folks have been getting married for years now and yet the world continues to function. Massachusetts didn’t succumb to natural disasters and in fact the institution of marriage hasn’t been desecrated. In fact, the Massachusetts divorce rate is the best in the nation and seems to be improving. Not that the divorce rate is a good indicator of family functionality anyways, but as long as we’re oversimplifying and looking to lay blame we should at least get our facts straight.
So if things are still going okay, why all the hubbub? Even if you thought it was a terrible idea before, does the lack of horrific consequence give you any peace? And if it stays this way for the rest of your life and there’s no negative effect on families or children, would you be okay with it? If there’s no problem, then… what’s the problem?
Okay, I’ll shut up now. But I had wallow to in such a rare moment of seeing things go the right direction.
Oh: I have a gay uncle who opposes gay marriage on the grounds that he thinks marriage sucks. But that’s another story.
Oh Oh: I have two more posts from Africa to put up, and then I’ll catch up on the things that have been going on since my return to the US well over a month ago!