Rick Moen is working on this piece that compares Kudzu (that asian vine that’s choking the South) with legislative proposals that seek to ban gay marriage – particularly the California ballot initiative that’s coming up.
The essay itself contains some interesting links as well – items worth perusing if this whole issue doesn’t strike you as religious zealotry trying to shove its way down your throat.
Rick’s piece highlights the amazing genetic diversity that is the human race, and points out that, by virtue of the manner in which our genes get together to make US, the California Proposal could very well result in legalizing marriages between “same sex” couples.
This results from the fact that physical appearance, identification, sex organs and even fertility can be misleading, once we begin to look into all of the genetic ‘anomolies’ that can crop up. (A man may be a man, function as a man, identify as a man and yet be genetically female – without the prerequisite of a sex change operation.)
I just love it when reality – uncovered and revealed in all its glory through the wonders of scientific investigation – confounds the bible thumpers.
Defense of (traditional) marriage acts are nothing more than the religiously inspired trying to make non-believers toe their line. As this site (referenced in Moen’s piece) illustrates, most of the arguments against gay marriage, when rendered for clarity, come down to ‘my god says’.
I’m always fascinated by the disconnect that occurs at this juncture: why can’t they see that what ‘your god says’ wasn’t heard because YOUR god wasn’t talking to ME. YOUR god doesn’t talk to a lot of people. In fact, YOUR god isn’t talking to MOST of the people. They’re listening to someone else and the messages are not the same. (Full disclosure: no gods have ever talked to me – or I wasn’t paying attention, which isn’t surprising considering the mess at least one of them supposedly made for me to live in.)
I see it as a problem with a simple solution: they want to believe gay marriage is bad – don’t marry someone of the same sex. Of course THEY don’t see it that way. Live and let live – despite its biblical origins – is apparently not a growth strategy.
Science Fiction content here? Hmmm, let’s see. Rick is a fan and a member of the email list WHO’S NAME SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED. Gender, sexual identity and illicit sex are popular genre themes. (Speaking of which, if you had sex with an alien who’s sex was identitifed as the same as yours, would it be defined as homosexual sex? Bestiality? Rishathra?) The genre is supposed to appeal to those with open minds and a bit of intelligence, and because, if we were living in the right kind of world, the only place you’d find something as dunderheaded, illogical and insane as the CA Marriage proposal would be in a science fiction story. (And it would be the bad guys proposing it…)