Anti-discrimination advocates received great news over a week ago Monday, April 25th. The law firm King & Spalding, hired by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to spend overspent taxpayer dollars to defend DOMA (the Defense Of Marriage Act), withdrew their representation of the case. If you are unaware of the litigation details, basically supporters of DOMA feel that gay-lesbians who want to marry, not only for the EQUAL legal benefits that hetero marriages freely enjoy, but just as much for the sake of “love“. They are clearly discriminated upon by not being legally allowed to marry under the guise of DOMA. Very specific religious-based groups who do not represent the entire diverse American population (much less the rest of the free-world), feel it is their “God-given” right to enact laws binding others how they are to live their personal lives. How have other religious-based power groups used the same God-given battle cry at the cost of basic human rights and lives? How many can you name and are their principles much different?
With my already published blog Sexual & Gender Ambiguity as my personal foundation on this issue, I am not going to waste my time or yours with the political rhetoric and unsound empty premises that DOMA and its supporters use. Here is my parody of the issue and how I condense their bottom-line:
Only heterosexual couples deserve all the personal and legal benefits of marriage in America. Period.
Well no, let me rephrase that to show more accurately the DOMA logic:
Only white-with-white, or Afro-American-with-Afro-American heterosexual couples deserve all the personal and legal benefits of marriage in America. Period.
Well, no no, let me rephrase that again to show more accurately the logic:
Only people with exactly 10-fingers and 10-toes who can produce children naturally through federally approved intercourse, deserve all the personal and legal benefits of marriage in America. Period.
Well, no that doesn’t work quite right either. Let us rephrase it again:
Despite that well over half of American heterosexual marriages end in divorce more than once, spending untold amounts of sparse overspent taxpayer dollars in court fees, etc., let’s pretend they represent TRUE LOVE (since “God” agrees only with heteros) and hence are the only couples who deserve all the personal and legal benefits of marriage in America. Period….until we can sound more convincing the next time.
Well, that last bottom-line doesn’t work either because who or what has the right to define what true love is…the Federal or State governments? Or more poignantly, the U.S. Constitution? As any elementary school student will recognize, the rationale behind these highlighted DOMA premises might seem ridiculous, but I hope they show the incredulous basis behind any person or legal/political organization trying to dictate onto persons and their private lives what defines the sanctity of marriage, love, or gender combinations the two belong. As my last ‘rephrase’ points out, American heterosexual marriages CERTAINLY have no track record worthy to define what love, marriage, or where the gender combinations belong.
My instinct tells me that DOMA advocates will grasp further outside Constitutional jurisdictions, calling upon their own individual religious or faith-based presumptions that discriminate against another sector of people with differing world or religious views. For me, it is glaringly obvious which position should be given legitimate “Constitutional protection“!
I remind readers that these views are as much a parody as they are a personal method to cause reflection on a subject that is ultimately OUTSIDE governmental or religious dictation. I also urge readers to read my earlier blog Sexual & Gender Ambiguity to gain proper perspective on my personal position on this discriminatory issue. While ‘hate‘ messages are not permitted, dialogue is most certainly welcomed. Thank you for respecting this.
[Later addition] Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who vetoed a bill in 2005 for legalizing same-sex marriage in California, admitted May 17th, 2011 that ten years earlier he fathered a child with another woman other than his wife. He never told her or his children, and most certainly while being governor paid-off monthly child support to keep this unethical behavior out of the public eye. Whether Schwarzenegger is a great example of the “sanctity of heterosexual marriage” or not, is not the real issue. The very REAL issue is America’s acceptance of not only non-monogomous marriages or relationships, but more importantly getting out of everyone’s personal lives and bedrooms and concerning themselves with and accepting the ethical sanctity of humanity instead of the genetic-hormonal-sexual differences of humanity. One of the best things now that Schwarzenegger can do to save face is reverse his position on same-sex marriage and start campaigning for its legalization. For more on this important genetic-sexual issue, read my blog Sexual & Gender Ambiguity.
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