So it’s been done. The perfect argument against gay marriage has been created. The Supreme Court will be looking at the Defense of Marriage Act at the end of March, so of course, arguments against gay marriage are popping up in full force.
But, as I’ve said, the perfect argument against gay marriage has reared its ugly head, and truthfully, I don’t know how we’re going to counter it. Brace yourself…this may bring on the gayest Apocalypse ever… http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/argument-against-gay-marriage-california-hinges-accidental-pregnancies-095158941–election.html
According to Paul Clement, an attorney representing congressional Republicans, we homos don’t qualify for legal recognition of marriage because we can’t accidentally get pregnant. That’s right, because the thought of a penis anywhere near my lady bits makes me gag, I cannot have an unplanned pregnancy, and because I can’t have an unplanned pregnancy, that means I shouldn’t be allowed to marry.
Oh, it gets better. The dissenting justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Court , who voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in 2003, has chimed in. He has written: An “orderly society requires some mechanism for coping with the fact that sexual intercourse [between a man and a woman] commonly results in pregnancy and childbirth. The institution of marriage is that mechanism.”
So marriage is no longer a sacred institution between two people pledging their love to one another. It’s a way to cope when a man can’t put a rubber on or when a woman spreads her legs for anyone who comes by. And states are not interested in the people of their state – who they are, what they do, why they’re there. Nope, they’re interested in how many babies this woman can pop out and if this man has enough integrity to stick around and take care of the kid so the government doesn’t have to deal with tracking him down when he doesn’t pay child support.
What they’re trying to do is take the religious aspect out of the argument. The ‘Because the Bible says it’s wrong’ argument is stale, overused, and, well, just doesn’t make sense. But this! This argument that because I can’t have an unplanned pregnancy, and because I won’t be in a relationship that can procreate, I should be denied the ability to enter into a legal marriage with my partner is pure genius! This is brilliant! And then to add the premise that the state is only interested in those unions where procreation is possible…wow, why hasn’t someone come up with this idea sooner?
But what about those heterosexuals that choose not to have children, and take birth control or use condoms or other protection? Should they be denied the right to marry? Or those that biologically cannot have children, because of hysterectomies or medical conditions that prevent the woman from carrying to term or even becoming pregnant in the first place? How about the elderly?
Pffft…who am I kidding? Of course they’d be denied the right to marry. After all, unless a woman is a baby-making machine, spewing out little kiddos that can be influenced by the atrocities that are called politicians, she’s no good to anyone. Unless she can make a killer sandwich.
This actually harkens back to a blog I wrote discussing why gay marriage should never be legal. I talked about how sperm banks and adoptions needed to be done away with because they didn’t encourage natural sexual intercourse and procreation. I didn’t think this was an actual argument against gay marriage, however.
Obviously I was mistaken. I hope the Republicans that are backing this see how ridiculous and insulting this argument is. I don’t care if you’re against the legalization of same-sex marriage, but you need to have a valid argument. Retorts like, “Because the Bible says it’s an abomination!” are no longer even remotely effective (not that they ever truly were). So of course, the next obvious step is to focus on the dynamic of the couple.
So, if tab A doesn’t fit into slot B, and there’s no possibility of procreation, then there’s absolutely no reason same-sex marriage should be legalized.
Makes perfect sense to me. As long as I don’t trip and fall on any stray penises on my way through the day and become accidentally pregnant. Now I think I’ll go make a sandwich.
Oh, and just for fun, here’s a video!