GAY MARRIAGE AND STRAIGHT MARRIAGE
While my hat is off to Washington D.C. and its eloquent Mayor, I'm wondering why Congress does not put together a bill to eliminate heterosexual marriage as we know it. At the same time, Gays and Lesbians should be allowed to marry in all 50 states by federal law.
There is no question that the organized religions should be barred from putting their collective noses into state matters under penalty of losing their tax status, of being heavily fined, and suffering jail terms and finally, becoming illegal if their monkey business continues. Marriage is a State matter and the state should eliminate religions from performing marriages. The easiest way is to bar hetero marriages and not allowing the state to perform gay marriages.
Surely some straight marriages are wonderful, but they are clearly in the smallest minority. The majority of hetero marriages are a sham. Just because there are exceptions, it does not mean that the exceptions should rule. Heterosexuals compose most of the physical and mental abusers, most of the pedophiles, most of the jailbirds, most of the single parents, most who have high school drop out children, and over 50% get divorced. They have an amazing amount of children out of marriage, cheat on each othe in astronomical proportions, and their sex lives are mostly a laughing matter. We need procreation and it should be done by straight couples who enter into a legal cohabitation agreement. This will eliminate the complete false piety of using such an egregious term as "the sanctity of marriage."
Heterosexuals should have a government mandated contract that kicks in when they separate so the courts do not need lawyers to adjudicate. The registration of a contract, in force, should be the document that allows joint filing of tax returns.
On the other hand, gay and lesbian couples should have civil marriages in all 50 states with all of the rights and divorce laws should be used incase these marriages fail.
December 18, 2009 The Harv View