Oh. My. Goodness.
There’s an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that’s being presented in the House of Representatives–by a bi-partisan group, three from each major party–that seeks to define marriage as only that legal relationship between a consenting man and a consenting woman.
This is so wrong on so many levels. Mind you, I’m all about the sanctity of traditional marriage–I want to be in one someday, and I’d like to perform a lot of them as well. Mind you, I also think that my church, the United Methodist Church, has no business performing same-sex marriages [although some elders (read: pastors) disagree, but they’ve been … disordained?]. But should our secular society take a stand on something like this? I say no.
Why? Lots of reasons. But one is that I couldn’t seriously tell a very good friend of mine to his face that his “marriage” was any less legitimate, legally, than the one I’d like to have. If you’re trying to preserve the sanctity of marriage, it’s already gone, people–just look at the divorce rate.
I want to cry now.