Sunday, June 04, 2006

A little knee-jerk institutional bigotry

Thank God the Senate is there to stop runaway discrimination. Well, in theory. Until they can drum up the votes.

What absolutely enrages me is that this isn't simply a moralistic crusade, but also a matter of convenience, trying to divert attention from gross mistakes on both the domestic and international stages. Don't get me wrong, I understand that it's yet another abuse of power in a bid to impose a religious morality on a secular legal system, but why let trivial details like that interfere.

I don't actually crusade for gay marriage, I think civil unions and/or partnerships are completely sufficient, providing they allow the proper rights and benefits. The major irritation is the attempted subversion of what should be a normally unchanged structure, just to push an agenda. If Democrats tried this kind of grandstanding they'd be pilloried in the press for trickery and trying to shift the spotlight. When the President does it, it's just another "tactic".

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