There are two posts up at Feministe containing some very interesting discussion of the gay marriages that are now occurring in California. The first post is a simple unqualified congratulations to those now able to get married:
Congratulations to…all the…couples today and hereafter who will be afforded the basic right to marry the person they love, regardless of gender.
The second post expresses a less celebratory view:
[T]he marriage equality movement is largely predicated on the notion that us queers are just like “everyone else,” meaning mostly white, mostly middle-class or up, gender conforming monogamists. You know, the non-threatening queers. The rest of us should apparently find a nice closet to go hide in for a while, lest we threaten the rights that are apparently meant for the more upstanding, respectable members of the LGsomeotherlessimportantletters community.
I’ll tell you what the fuck I think below the fold.
Wouldn’t it be nice if insane right-wing theocratic douchecornets would just leave normal people the fuck alone? By normal, I mean, “people who don’t want to be forced through the coercive power of the state into living their lives in some particular arbitrary way”.
I heard one of these fucking assholes spouting off on the radio this morning about the “complementarity of one man and one woman” and a bunch of other dumb-fuck bronze age mythological bullshit.
I would like to see us disentangle legally sanctioned economic relationships involving real and personal property, children, healthcare decisions, and estate succession from demented religious sky fairy bullshit. Just to be clear, I would like to see this disentanglement occur for everyone in society, and have religious ceremonies of any kind be given absolutely no legal weight whatsoever.
This would immediately obviate all that “next people will be marrying their dogs” wackaloonery.
Of course, douchecornet religious assholes would fight this tooth and nail, thus proving what fucking liars they are when they say that it’s all about “maintaining sanctity” of their relgious conception of marriage. What it’s really about is imposing their demented bronze-age mythology on everyone as a means of social domination.
JUST LEAVE US ALONE, YOU SICK SAD DELUSIONAL FUCKING WACKOS!