Saturday, May 30, 2009

I'm only going to say this once.

Prop 8 was in the news again this week. The Supreme Court of California upheld the proposition. As well it should. Regardless of what the prop is about, the voters decided. It is done.
But, my position is this: I think government should get out of the marriage business. Government should issue civil unions to everyone, gay or straight. Let churches perform marriages.
Gays pay taxes in this country they should have equal rights under the law.
By issuing civil unions to everyone, government still collects its $$, which is all it really cares about, and everyone is treated fairly.
By leaving marriages up to churches, marriage is put back where it belongs. I believe marriage is a religious ordinance, such as baptism or communion. Marriage, to me, is a promise between man, woman, and God. The State of Caleefornya, where my license was issued, does not validate or invalidate my love or covenant to my husband. We do.
By leaving marriage up to churches, that still doesn't exclude gays. There are churches out there will "marry" gay couples.
Under my plan: Gays are treated equally. Gubment still gets your $$. And marriage becomes a religious ordinance again and not a legal right. Everyone is happy!

23 comments:

  1. right on.

    i miss your edgy posts, like this.

    only once, really??

    come on - keep 'em comin'....

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  2. Amen!

    My oldest tried to explain to her English class (by assignment) why we were yes on 8. Explaining that civil unions was the way to go for everyone who does not fit under the legal defiinition of marriage, the teacher finally understood. I just don't think they are hearing this part of the argument out in the real world.

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  3. DO commandments ever make Everyone happy?

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  4. It sounds like a great solution - why weren't you on Dr. Phil's episode about this? They could have used some cool-headed reasoning.

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  5. Amen Sista! Thank you for saying it so well. I am tired of everyone fighting over it. I don't care if gays get married but I think they should be happy just having a civil union anyway. Get Over It!

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  6. I completely agree with you there.

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  7. At first I thought I was in trouble, but I LOVE this post and think it would be a great idea!

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  8. I've written a lot about this lately. I like the idea of a union for everyone and a marriage from the church. Not sure the gay community would accept it. I put out the idea of incorporating instead of marriage. The two views of marriage are contract ( civil union ) and covenant ( church marriage ).

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff.

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  9. This is a good plan. Why isn't it happening?

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  10. Great now I can't stop thinking about Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent.......Man, his name is LONG!!!!!!

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  11. I can't see why anyone would not think this was a good idea. Unless they were crybabies.

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  12. I like where you're coming from, but I disagree with the semantics. Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to.

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