Happy Birthday to Buddha! He’s seventeen today and they have been seventeen awesome years! I hope they get exponentially better every year.
Well in roughly thirty six hours we will all know whether or not I live in a state where out houses out-number functioning brain cells per capita. The vote on the “Marriage Amendment” happens tomorrow in North Carolina. This is also being referred to as the gay marriage ban amendment. I find myself repulsively fascinated by the very fact that with all the economic problems we have in this state, not to mention this country and around the world, the biggest ticket to the voting booth is an amendment of the state constitution that is blatantly discriminatory and ultimately pointless.
We preach tolerance and acceptance to our children, assuming we are decent human beings, on a daily basis. We have laws against discrimination in the workplace. We have laws against hate crimes based on a person’s sexual preference, race, or religion. And yet this state feels compelled to put to a vote whether or not we should amend the state constitution to say marriage is one man one woman. North Carolina wants to make discrimination a basic part of their state constitution! What the hell?
Marriage, unfortunately, is usually one man, one woman, a woman on the side, a man on the side, a few one night stands and then divorce. Followed closely by another man, another woman, a few more people on the side…..etc, etc. ad nauseum.
Seriously, how’s that working out for ya?
What marriage should be is two people (and I’m not a real stickler on the numbers) loving and supporting each other and their family. Who in their right mind gives a rat’s ass what sex these people are? Love and support is hard enough to find in this world. Why limit the places and ways people can find it?
I will be voting against this ignorant pile of bullshit tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes. In the meantime, I would like to send a message to whatever ignorant, backward, family tree doesn’t branch, boneheaded fool who thought this idea up and all the can’t think for themselves, easily led, go whichever way the wind blows ass hats who supported getting it on the ballot. Congratulations for being my current shit for brains award winners. Way to piss on the progress this country has made moving into the twenty first century.