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13 October 2008

Gay marriage? Just say "No"

Some suggest that gay marriage will undermine one of our most fundamental societal institutions, causing countless straight couples to get divorced because exclusion of gays was the only thing holding their marriage together. Here are 10 other reasons that same-sex marriage needs to be excluded from American society:

1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people encourages you to be tall.

3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we in America expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even marry their pets because you know dogs have full legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

(This post originally came from Lireal at the Experience Project via Jenn in Holland.)

  • On 10/14/2008 5:01 AM, Blogger Jackie said…

    Excellent Jami! It would be funny if these weren't really some reasons given. Actually some of these are better than the reasoning I've heard. I'm gonna link to you.

     
  • On 10/14/2008 5:28 AM, Blogger Jenn in Holland said…

    The sadness here is just as Jackie said above, people actually use "reasoning" like this to back their silly silly claim that it's bad.
    Bad? *snort, scoff, bah!*
    My favorite of the reasons above is that the sanctity of marriage would be compromised. Because really, poor Las Vegas would never recover from you know all kinds of other spur of the moment weddings...

     
  • On 10/14/2008 11:27 AM, Blogger cathouse teri said…

    My new favorite to the question of whether or not gay marriage should be supported:

    Tina Fey as Sarah Palin ~
    You know I would be afraid of where that would lead. I believe marriage is meant to be a sacred institution between two unwilling teenagers.

     
  • On 10/14/2008 3:07 PM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    Yup. All those things are happening here in the Communist Commonwealth. Every. Single. One.

    NOT!

     
  • On 10/14/2008 6:11 PM, Blogger DeniseUMLaw said…

    I think this list has been floating around for a while, but I still just love it! Maybe I'll post this on my Facebook account! :)

     
  • On 10/14/2008 8:48 PM, Blogger Jen of A2eatwrite said…

    I loved this. Have to echo Teri, too. Wonderful post.

     
  • On 10/16/2008 7:50 AM, Anonymous Buf said…

    Awesome post. Unfortunately too many people actually still think this way. But I think some of them are slowly (very slowly) starting to get past it.

    I also just noticed you countdown to the end of an error. Love it. :)

     
  • On 10/17/2008 1:10 PM, OpenID oneloveonelight said…

    Love it, babe! Alex posted this too. I MUST, I MUST... DEVELOP MY BUST?

    Wait. Um. Sorry, "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" popped into my head. Don't mind me, you know I'm crazy anyway. :)

    I MUST REPOST. That's what I meant to say in the first place. I'll give credit to the other peeps too.

    (Remind me not to drink two Monster Energy drinks whilst on the intarwebs)

     
  • On 10/23/2008 5:43 AM, Blogger Spicy Cauldron said…

    Hahahaha! Point number 5 had me guffawing! x

     

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