Why Gay Marriage? 21 October 2006Posted by Todd in Democratic Theory, Gay and Lesbian Culture, Gay Rights.
Regular readers know my deep ambivalence about the cultural idea of gay marriage, the probably impact it could have on gay men’s and women’s cultures. But from a legal standpoint, that is, from the point of view of equal treatment under the law, it’s a no brainer. If you’re still unsure about whether or not gay marriage is a good thing, consider what gay and lesbian couples have to go through, because they are not legally protected. Especially if you live in places like Colorado, where such unjust and inhumane laws are under consideration in two weeks, and you are considering voting against gay marriage, please take two minutes to read these real life examples of what happens to gay couples because their relationships aren’t protected. You’ll need to scroll down below the commentary about John McCain to the stories in small print about real-life gay men and women who suffered greatly by not having access to the rights taken for granted by heterosexual married couples. [The John McCain stuff isn’t why I’m directing you there, but it is also interesting.]