Obama Announces His Support for Same Sex Marriage

Gasps and hushed murmurs could be heard all across the country yesterday when president Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality for homosexual couples in an interview with ABC news. Immediately cheers arose from around the LGBT community. I’m going to take a few minutes and climb on my soapbox so that I can tell you just what I think.

My gut reaction is “Great, about fucking time.” It’s been long coming that we get a president behind gay rights, kudos to Obama for being that president. As a political move I love it. Maybe now republicans and democrats alike can take a step back from shouting about healthcare and national debt to look at some other issues that have been swept under the rug for far too long.

Now that I’ve got that out of the way I’d just like to say that I still think this whole issue is a non sequitur. I don’t think the institution of marriage should have any legal bearings whatsoever. The government has no place in the bedroom whatsoever. I don’t care if you’re heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, polysexual, or metrosexual, you should have full rights to call yourself married or whatever you want to call yourself. If you want to declare yourself in a monogamous relationship, do it, but that doesn’t mean the government should be incentivising it with tax breaks and other long term benefits. Long past is the notion that every adult should find a mate and form themselves a nuclear family to further the development of the species. Human life is already threatening to overpopulate the world we live on, we shouldn’t have our government incentivisng pairings that further that issue.

 

“It just seems a little creepy to tell the government who you’re having sex with.”

-Penn Jillette

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~ by Arsirion on May 11, 2012.

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