I want to go on record as saying here and now that I am one heterosexual, married woman who is a member of the so-called “American People”, who is not threatened by the idea of gay marriage.
I was just watching the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and one of the guests was a very uptight looking woman who was representing some organization whose sole purpose is to create a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. This woman had the gall to purport to speak for the “American People”. For the record, she does not – I repeat – does not speak for me. (Or my husband, for that matter).
How threadbare must your marriage be for you to be afraid that someone somewhere is enjoying the benefits of marriage with a (gulp) member of the same sex? It is not the constitution that needs changing. It is the petty, narrow-minded, hypocritical stance of all those self-righteous, fundamentalist Christians who believe they know how everyone else should conduct their life in the bedroom.
Dear God – Don’t we have bigger fish to fry?! We’ve got the war in Iraq. We’ve got terrorists plotting against the citizens of this country every day. We’ve got diseases like AIDS, cancer, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and a flu that may possibly get out of control this winter thanks to a huge shortage of vaccine. We’ve got hunger right here in America. We’ve got violent crime destroying lives in our inner cities. We’ve got children who can’t go to school because they don’t have a permanent address.
But the biggest thing on the mind of America is gay marriage?!
I’m just too fed up, too frustrated, and too angry to write more on this just now – except to say how embarrassed I am to be lumped together with these so-called “American People”.