HT to Andrew Davey at Calitics for the news that the State Assembly has passed a Gay Marriage bill for the second year in a row.Ã‚Â Should it pass the state senate, it almost clearly awaits a veto from the Governor which is a shame given his previous statements on the matter.
State Rep. Chuck DeVore believes that expanding the definition of marriage to allow Gays and Lesbians to marry would open to door to mothers marrying sons and fathers marrying daughters and brothers marrying brothers all in the name of “avoiding intergenerational wealth transfer taxes (death taxes).”Ã‚Â
I love my son, but I sure as hell won’t marry him so he can save a few dollars when I croak.Ã‚Â Perhaps I have underestimated the Incest Marriage lobby.
Chuck had a lenghtly post about this on OCBlog.
My favorite passage:
Had I additional time to speak, I would have mentioned that this bill would lead to fathers marrying sons and daughters marrying mothers to avoid inter-generational wealth transfer taxes (death taxes).Ã‚Â I would have also warned against the slippery slope of lowering the age of consent because, obviously, nothing is fixed anymore and everything is now up for redefinition.Ã‚Â
Other Republican speakers emphasized the peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s passage of Prop. 22 as well as religious and moral objections to same-sex marriage. Democrats emphasized love, equality, and civil rights.Ã‚Â Mr. Leno closed, answering most Republican points — but he declined to address the core arguments I made.Ã‚Â I should like to think that that was because he knew my arguments were strong.The final vote was 42 to 34.
How about he declined to address your core arguments because they are idiotic and homophobic? Mothers marrying sons.Ã‚Â C’mon.Ã‚Â Sounds like someone has a Oedipus complex. And to that end, I dedicate the following song to Rep. DeVore.Ã‚Â A country classic, “I’m My Own Grandpa”
Many, many years ago when I was just twenty-three,
I was married to a widow, she was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
And my father fell in Love with her. Soon they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law–changed my very life!
My daughter was my mother because she was my father’s wife!
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby he then became a brother-in-law to Dad.
Well, that made him my uncle–made me very sad!
Because if he was my uncle then he also was a brother
To the widow’s grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my stepmother.
My father’s wife then had a son who kept them on the run.
And, of course, he became my grandchild because he was my daughter’s son.
My wife is now my mother’s mother and this makes me blue.
Because although she is my wife, she’s my grandmother too!
Now if my wife is my grandmother, well, then I am her grandchild,
And every time that I think about this, it nearly drives me wild!
Because now I have become the strangest case that you ever saw.
As husband of my grandmother, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢mÃ‚Â my own grandpa
I’m my own grandpa! I’m my own grandpa!
It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so!
Oh, I’m my own grandpa! Ã‚Â