Reblog from The Chatter Blog: Great Same Sex Marriage Question & Dialgoue

Colleen did it again. Here’s another great question, on same sex marriage, and great dialogue in the comments. Please feel free to join the conversation.

The Chatter Blog

Can I ask a question?

Of course I can.

I think what I really mean is, can I ask this question without offending anyone?  When the sole intention is actually to support those who may be offended?

Deep breath.

Here goes.

If “marriage” is defined as a union between “a” man and “a” woman, then why, if you are entering in to a union that is not “a” man and “a” woman, do you want that?

Whoa.

Hold on.

I agree we should all have the same rights.  Absolutely.

But if the world is so freaked out about changing a definition, why not create something better – for you.  And for many, many, others.

I don’t know who has the authority to make up words and then define them, and define them so that no entity ever can change that definition.   But personally, I am pretty sure that authority…

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10 Responses to Reblog from The Chatter Blog: Great Same Sex Marriage Question & Dialgoue

  1. I had my say. Thanks for redirecting me there…

  2. fournier0917 says:

    Ah yes this so-called society and its self appointed regulating dictators! A very famous Canadian Prime Minister, who led his country for sixteen years, once said early on in his career as Canadas leader, and I quote; The state has no place in the bedrooms of our nation. Which also suggests to me that it should have no right to discriminate in or dictate legalities on the basis of what constitutes a union, as in a marriage.

    One feels vulnerable as you suggest you are because you are living, as opposed to existing, among so-called humans who cannot in the full sense of the word be human. This due to being insecure about themselves, influenced by their umbilical attachment to their archaic world of archaic man made religious doctrine and beliefs. As they cannot let go of this kind of thumb sucking nationalism, in-bread over centuries of misconception and ignorance inherited from a time when man thought the world was square.

    Alas I firmly believe this categorizing kind of thinking about mankinds sexual DNA, hetero or homo wiring, will not be eliminated until the ilk of those ancient societies with their beliefs die off like the dinosaurs they are.

    In the meantime we can but accept, and applaud the continuing slow but steady progress being made with the help of forward thinking minds on both sides of the equation. As well I humbly applaud, what you consider a nave belief of being able to affect change. Be this of things or people, bravo, for as that worn out saying goes nothing ventured, nothing gained and we are witness to change, as hard fought it be, and as little and slow as it is. Jean-Jacques Fournier

  3. This is another outstanding post. Thanks for directing us there. Good questions and discussion. I say why not?

  4. jbw0123 says:

    Hopped right over there and put in my two cents. Had fun thinking up potential new names for “legally recognized by the state”. Thanks for the link.

  5. natuurfreak says:

    Very nicely written Paulette.For me it is important that people is tolerant and everyone has the chance to feel good in their skin.

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