While a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex
marriage is unlikely, the polarization caused by the issue
is already manifest. The gay community, and most Americans,
are staunchly against establishing what is fundamentally discrimination
as part of the Constitution. Most Americans are too. Unfortunately,
the melodramatic nature of the gay community scares away the
very people it is trying to rally—the American people!
Marriage is between a man and a woman, or so the conservative
right insists. Unfortunately, many in the gay community insist
marriage should not be exclusive. Why are gays demanding inclusion
in an institution that does not welcome homosexuals? It’s
about rights. Gays seek the same validation for their relationships
that straight couples enjoy, as well as, the legal rights that
come with such validation. But does this validation have to be
Marriage is a failed, Christian institution.
Why would a gay or lesbian person want any part in it? Conservatives
argue that gay marriage would open the flood gates to all kinds
of marriage—with pets, groups of people, and even children.
One radical conservative quipped, “What’s next?
Will I be able to marry myself?” Unfortunately such comments
are a diversion from the real issue.
The fact of the matter is straight people have ruined their
own institution. They don’t need gays to help! Elvis has been
marrying couples in Las Vegas for years, only to have these nuptials
annulled days later, as Britney Spears and Carmen Electra have
so skillfully demonstrated. Who needs homosexuals to ruin the
institution of marriage when you have divorce, pre-nuptial agreements,
annulments, adultery, and Michael Jackson?
Domestic partnerships are on the table, and it is time for
the gay community to take it. There is no difference between
partnerships and marriage other than the title, and the fact
that it is a secular contract, rather than a religious sacrament.
Unfortunately, our dramatic gay activists have decided to spontaneously
begin handing out marriage certificates at city halls around
the country to the dismay of straight people everywhere. This
is not right, nor will it work.
You can’t come running out of city hall, invalid marriage
certificate in hand, wearing your best suit from Neiman Marcus’ Last
Call Sale, and not expect to scare people! Homosexuals from sea
to shining sea want so badly to be on equal footing with their
straight counterparts that they feel this is how to do it. The
fact is that the gay cause is much more sophisticated than society.
The nation has yet to catch up with it. Press pause! Gay rights
have come a long way over the past decade.
Homosexuals are undermining
the acceptance built by Will and Grace, Rosie O’Donnell,
President Bill Clinton, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Until society catches up with the gay community, they must
be willing to compromise. Just as women were able to compromise
until they finally received the right to vote, and just as
in this country continue to compromise trying to achieve
equality, gays must do the same.
Hysteria is not going to change a nation. Defiance may, but
it may also back-fire. The law is the law, and it should
broken, as wrong as it may be. An amendment to the Constitution
would be a step back for this country and gay rights. To
prevent that from happening, we must end the hysteria on
Accept domestic partnerships, for now, and maybe, just
maybe, we will someday have the right to put on a Vera
and show straight people how a wedding is done!