Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What's Good For The Goose...

Although I'm not completely convinced that we, as the gay community, should focus solely on the marriage issue, a group in Washington State has taken the gloves off and is going to put people to the test. The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance, in response to the Washington Supreme Court's ruling that the state has a legitimate interest in limiting marriage because of procreation, has filed an initiative that would limit marriage to couples who are able to procreate and automatically annul marriages that do not result in children within three years. Absolutely brilliant! The group is also planning on sponsoring initiatives that would eliminate divorce and separation for married couples and another that would treat procreation as the equivalent of a marriage ceremony.

Of course, none of these initiatives have a chance of passage, assuming they make the ballot, I'd wager. But the point of the effort is to point out the hypocrisy of the whole "marriage is about procreation and children" argument. If that's true, then these measures are logical extensions of that justification and should be imposed, right? What's good for the gays should be applied to the rest of society. If its gonna be about "the children" then lets make it about the children.

(via Towleroad)

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