California just handed conservative zealots another trivial pursuit – gay marriage – to distract everybody from the real issues in the presidential election.
Following Massachusetts’ lead, California admits that gay marriage doesn’t spell the downfall of the human race, putting those who love to dictate how everyone should live on the warpath.
Now they want to muddy the November election by adding a vote on amending California’s constitution to prohibit marriage between same-sex couples.
That means the presidential candidates will have to take sides and talk about it, wasting time they could otherwise spend telling us their plans to fix healthcare, get the troops out of Iraq, pull the economy out of the toilet and get inflation under control.
Yes, you read that right – INFLATION. The Bush administration gags on that word, but what else do you call prices on everything rising much faster than wages ever will?
And it’s not like heterosexuals have a lock on perfect unions, anyway.
For example, there’s that FLDS cult in Texas. Red-blooded geezers with more “wives” than they can count who are so inbred, the kids can’t tell you who their parents are.
And what about the heterosexual trailer trash crying for Maury Povich to figure out who their babies’ fathers are? Not to mention the lusty Jerry Springer crowd who get married drunk and wake up in bed with their in-laws.
Are kids raised by only one parent after a divorce – or torn between two battling parents – or trying to keep score as their parents take many whacks at matrimony – any better off than kids who grow up with two mommies or two daddies who actually like each other?
Face it. Even a cat like me can see that gay people aren’t hurting anybody. All they want is the same right to be treated equally under the law as other committed couples.
And before anybody starts throwing Bibles at me, you’ll first have to show me where it says you were assigned to keep anybody from going to Hell. If anything, your small-minded condemnation may be putting you on a faster track to Hades than poor souls who just want their loving relationships recognized.