Sunday, October 12, 2008

Biology and Gay Marriage

I read about a straight couple--the Galloways--that opposes gay marriage for "biological reasons." This argument revolves around marriage purely for procreation, with marriage between a man and a woman as the best way to raise children. Even though they are Christians, they refuse to use religion to defend their position.

They are not--emphasize not--bigots. Ha! The husband goes on to argue that he can't possibly be a bigot when he's looking out for society as a whole. They are just trying to protect "the foundation of society." I'm laughing so hard it hurts!

Watch for the Religious Right to jump on this like white on rice. Turns out the Galloways are childless, but not for lack of trying. Annul that marriage! What about couples that don't want children? This is a very slippery slope. Is this good news for transexuals?

And if biology becomes the determining factor, there's a lot of gray there. Are we going to require a chromosome check? You can only marry if between the two there is an XX and an XY? Turns out, nature isn't that neat and tidy.

If you ask me, we should prevent stupid people (like the Galloways) from marrying and having children. I'm not a bigot. I'm just trying to protect society.

The Crotchety Old Man

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