Gay Marriage Protects Marriage
Mamma, don’t let your daughters grow up to marry gay cowboys.
That’s from a headline I once saw.
You could reverse that:
Mamma, don’t let your gay sons grow up to marry girls.
I get that. Because some of my friends have tried it. Except for the cowboy part.
One of my friends married a man, only to come home early one day to find him in bed with another man.
A gay acquaintance, raised in a religious family, married a woman in hopes of living a good Christian life.
They’re all now divorced.
Gay marriage is a threat to marriage?
Actually, gays and straights marrying each other does not help the divorce rate.
After my friends’ experiences I became paranoid that a gay man would try to marry me, trying to pass, or trying not to be gay, or something. I wished that gays could be out in the open and simply marry who they wanted so I wouldn’t have to deal with that.
And they didn’t want to have to marry straight people, either.
Some still insist that marriage was meant for procreation.
In that case, everyone from my birth family, except for my brother, would have to get divorced immediately. My father and his wife, whom he married late in life, never had children. My mother and her husband married in their 60’s. I’ve suffered fertility problems, myself. My brother, who sired three children, is the only one who’s safe from these folks.
Please, protect my marriage from these “marriage protection” types!
Fortunately one year ago, on June 26, 2017, a divided Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples could marry, nationwide.
Gay marriage is good for marriage.
This piece is updated for the one year anniversary of the Supreme Ct ruling allowing gay marriage.
Posted on June 24, 2016, in feminism, LGBT+ and tagged DeBoer v. Snyder, feminism, gay marriage, LGBT+, marriage equality, marriage for procreation, marriage protection, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.