Most people know how I probablyÃ‚Â feel about the Marriage Equality Ruling. And while I may still write my thoughts on the subject, I figure the thoughs of aÃ‚Â heterosexual manÃ‚Â who writes for the LATimes are also important to be shared.
Same-sex marriage is no threat to society
May 17, 2008
Being a heterosexual male — not that there’s anything wrong with that — the gay-marriage debate doesn’t hit me where I live. If I had half a brain, I’d just leave the subject alone because you know how some people get when the topic is raised.
Nonetheless . . .
In overturning a ban against same-sex marriages, the California Supreme Court this week has put the hot potato back on the table, so there’s no use in hiding from it.
I’m trying to figure how the decision will make my life worse. And, almost as important, how it will make society worse.
So far, I’m coming up empty on both counts.
Perhaps you’re thinking, Yeah, but you’re a wild-eyed radical who doesn’t care about traditional social institutions.
Ha, shows what you know.
I’m a social order freak. Even if my politics liberalized as I grew up, my sense of traditional values didn’t. Unlike Thomas Jefferson, I don’t want to have a social rebellion every 20 years. How about some peace and quiet instead?
And gay marriage will disrupt the social order by doing what exactly?Ã‚Â Read MoreÃ‚Â Ã‚Â