Warning: post about politics below which was ripped of from Jowie's blog. No references to boobies.
Okay now that I know you've stopped reading I'm going to rant about a Washington state initiative that boggles my mind. 957 is a current marriage bill that not only goes so far as to define what exactly a marriage is, which in the framer's eyes is between a man and a woman, but also dictates the behavior of the couple and how they choose to procreate.
Yes the bill states that all married couples must be able to bear children even going so far as require those who join in matrimony to produce offspring within a period of three years or face annulment as dictated by the state authorities.
Now most of you that know me understand I'm pretty libertarian when it comes to social issues so really I'd like the government to stay out of marriage altogether. Having said that it should come as no surprise that I'm against this initiative 100%. In the unlikely event that this passes it would negate the marriage of my parents, who were unable to produce a child of their own and chose to adopt my sister and I. Under the language of this bill any dumb ass couple who decides to contribute to an already overpopulated planet, planned or unplanned, would be granted the benefits of a state recognized union.
Not only is this discriminatory when you consider the gay marriage issue, but to people with medical issues as well. Again I'd like the state to stay out of matrimony, but to pick and chose who can and cannot engage in a contract between two consenting adults is ludicrous.
The strange thing is that this bill seems to be a joke by it's own writers. As quoted by Defense of Marriage Organizer Gregory Gadow: "“For many years, social conservatives have claimed that marriage exists solely for the purpose of procreation ... The time has come for these conservatives to be dosed with their own medicine."
So yeah this is really nothing more than trying to highten the discourse concerning gay marriage; however I believe the opposite is true. So many pressing issues plague this state and here we are wasting time discussing this nonsense...oh wait.
Actually if I did happen to sit down with the writers of this initiative I imagine it would end in fisticuffs, cause as momma always said it's not kind to engage in a war of words with the mentally disabled. If this bill does pass well then we all suffer because some residents were unhappy about our State Supreme Court ruling.
“If same-sex couples should be barred from marriage because they can not have children together, it follows that all couples who cannot or will not have children together should equally be barred from marriage." - Gregory Gadow