Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Vote For Really Traditional Marriage

The California Supreme Court ruled today that Prop. 8., outlawing marriage between same-sex partners, is constitutional. Never mind equal protection. Never mind the thousands of gay and lesbian couples who were married before the passage of Prop. 8, and now are huddled together on a sort of court-sanctioned ice floe. Never mind the other states that have outstripped California in progressivism. Iowa?

It's time to do something. My proposal is Prop. Mate, the logical follow-up to Prop. 8, which really puts the eternal capital M in marriage.

Backers of Prop. 8 said they believed in "traditional marriage" between a man and a woman. That would be one man and one woman, and no less of an authority than the Mormon Church, which heavily funded Prop. 8, claimed that recognition of gay marriage could lead to recognition of polygamy. You want traditional marriage, one man and one woman? We'll give it to you.

Prop. Mate, the Perfection of Marriage Initiative, specifies:

"Marriage shall be defined as the joining of a man and a woman until death do them part."

You have to admit, it has a nice traditional ring. And heterosexuals will have to keep their rings on their fingers forever.

The Bible tells us so.

6 comments:

Zoomie said...

It is to our shame that Prop 8 passed at all. What has happened to California?

kudzu said...

Thanks for this! I posted it on my Facebook page.

Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

Amen.

Today I'm almost wishing I had kids so that when my grandkids asked, I could tell them I voted No on Prop 8.

namastenancy said...

It would not surprise me if the Prop 8 backers would go after divorce next, as well as gay adoptions. Let's roll the world back to the 13th century! Such bigotry!

cookiecrumb said...

I keep trying to get inside the heads of folks who think same-sex marriage should be banned. Best I can come up with is "Well, I just don't think they should." I bet I'm right. It has nothing to do with "protecting" traditional marriage. They just can't bother to deal with a new reality. Ellen DeGeneres does not want to marry you, dude. You'll be fine.

cranky said...

Thanks for voting no on Prop. 8. More on anti-gay crap in next blog.