Tuesday, February 12, 2008

the positive side of the Federal Marriage Amendment

While the Federal Marriage Amendment--which is a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman, and preventing same-sex and unmarried couples from accessing rights available to married heterosexual couples--usually angers me, I have to say that now, it actually quite pleases me.

What this proposed amendment and all of its supporters screams loud and clear is that, without it, any restrictions of prohibitions against same-sex and unmarried couples are unconstitutional. Of course any one with a brain already knew this...but it's nice to get the admission from the opposing side.

So please, save your legally-enacted homophobia for when you actually pass an amendment to our Constitution. Until then, shut the fuck up and stop restricting marriage, civil unions, adoption, and other forms of rights available to partners.

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