Thursday, July 17, 2008

Let them be miserable!

I actually laughed out loud at breakfast this morning, reading this column in the Globe about gay marriage. Just as background, the current kerfuffle (I love that word!) is about letting out-of-state gay couples get married in Massachusetts.

You've got to read it.

Here's the part that cracked me up:

I thought gay marriage was something the religious right would try to foist on gay people. You know, so gay couples could be miserable like the rest of us.

What could be more conservative than being monogamous and raising kids, living an existence that is about as exciting as being a penguin on the Galápagos Islands?

Too funny! I have to agree. If gays -- or anybody -- want to take part in the questionable institution of marriage, all the power to them. I think it's hard to be married, even harder to stay married, and that gays will (and are, in Mass.) have the some problems as straights with staying married. But hell: let them try if they want to!

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