I have nothing to say about this article in particular except that it’s interesting that some homosexuals appear to be against gay marriage. It’s interesting because there were also slaves who were against the idea of being free in the 19th century. I’ll get back to slavery in a moment.
First, I want to state my position on gay marriage.
I don’t think that anyone has the right to allow or disallow any relationship between two people. I think that marriage has become a state protectionist racket. People do not have the right to cartelize the relationships of others or demand “fees” that you must pay in order to make a contractual relationship with another person.
The very concept of rights is invalid, as it implies that there exists an entity who can say what a person can or can’t do with their own person/property. Implicit in asking for rights, one grants legitimacy and power to those whom they ask for said rights.
It’s frankly no one’s business how two people choose to relate to one another. If those two people choose to get involved (voluntarily) in a joint contract with any 3rd party (banks, insurance companies, utilities, etc) that is their own business.
To ask government for the right to marry is to make legitimate their monopoly on relationships between human beings.
Also, just in case you didn’t know, Obama doesn’t actually care about gay rights, it’s a political maneuver, absolutely identical to Lincoln’s move with slavery.
Politicians are sociopaths. Sociopaths don’t actually care about anything in any genuine sense. They will say what gets them what they want.
Like Obama, Lincoln at first hesitated on his position with slavery and is quoted as saying he didn’t have a position. This was until the abolitionist movement came to a point where he had to pick a side before the next election.
Guess what, an election is coming up.
As an aside: The civil war was about a 40% protectionist tariff the south refused to pay and also individual states rights, not slavery.
Now Obama will have been credited, just like Lincoln, as having “freed the gays”. Which is fine, but just know he doesn’t actually care about gay marriage. Given the overwhelming current of the abolitionist movement, slavery would have ended regardless, albeit not all at once. So Obama is just switching his position so that he’s on “the right side of history” and moving with the overwhelming current toward human rights. This is an excellent move looking at it like a chess game, but that’s what life is to sociopaths, a game of chess.