Charles Cooper, the attorney defending Proposition 8 supporters, was prodded in the court as to what makes marriage between a man and a woman unique? Cooper responded that a man and a woman could procreate. Why the court room "chuckle, chuckle". If I am not mistaken, the whole concept goes back to Adam and Eve. So what is so funny?
Why would a Supreme Court Justice, namely Elena Kagan, say, "I can assure you, if both the man and woman are over the age of 55, there are not a lot of children coming out of that marriage." That comment received an appropriate amount of laughter in the packed courtroom. I ask again, "what is so funny?"
It seems to me that gay couples are able to receive every right that married couples do. They can own real estate together, share medical insurance together, can be on the same lease together, be each other's medical proxy, and be buried together. What is the problem? Is it the word, MARRIAGE?
We are living in the Age of Relatavism. That means Absolute Truth has been kicked to the curb. There are 24 hours in a day. The earth revolves around the sun in 365 days. We have day and we have night. Our very existence is predicated on the perfection around us. Can you imagine if one day took 24 hours and another day 13 or maybe 16 hours? How would you plan. What time would you go to work? Would 2p.m be 6 p.m depending on the day which would never be the same length? Absolute truth also says that a man and a woman are needed to continue the human race. Without the joint cooperation between a man and a woman the human race would cease to exist and it would happen very quickly. If I am not mistaken men and women have been joining together publicly in what is called Marriage for thousands of years.
What is the paranoia about being able to use the word Marriage? There are civil unions and nine states allow "marriage" between same-sex couples. Even Chief Justice John Roberts said, "Same sex couples have every other right, it's just about the label."
Why is that so important? Look, I am a catholic and I do not condemn anyone for what they do or what they believe. The Catholic Church does not condemn homosexuals. It does say "NO" to sexual relationships outside the state of marriage. That also applies to unmarried heterosexual couples. That will not change.It seems to be that same-sex couples want to be the SAME as men and women couples. It is an impossibility. It has nothing to do with hatred or malevolence or anything like that. Being among those (including myself) who would be accused of that is not funny, it is sad. The bottom line is this, pinning on the Marriage label changes nothing. Marriage is for men and women, end of story.