I’ve been trying to figure out who is actually negatively affected by marriage equality.
It won’t make any difference to me as a straight person, because nobody’s proposing to prevent straight people from getting married. It wouldn’t make any difference to me if I were a religious person, because even if I believed it wasn’t compatible with my religious views, it’s not like I’d expect the government to enforce those on everybody else anyway – the only way to make sure that nobody behaves in a way incompatible with my views would be to have a theocracy with my sect in charge, and I’m realistic enough to realise that I’d rather no theocracy than one run by the other religions.
The only people it would actually affect are the gay people who want to get married, and their partn… ah HA!
Wait a minute – has anybody spoken to the gay and lesbian people in relationships with partners who want to get married much more than they do? Men and women who are taking full advantage of the ban on gay marriage to refuse to make a formal, legally-binding commitment to their partner? Is the current law just a convenient escape clause for gay commitmentphobes?
It all becomes clear.
The anti gay marriage lobby can’t be really being run by religious organisations, whose members presumably have no intention of getting gay married and therefore won’t realistically be affected. I mean, the vehemence of some of them on an issue so completely peripheral to anything their religious figures actually spoke about – it just never added up.
But now it does. The Australian Christian Lobby and the other anti-marriage groups must have been infiltrated by diabolical gay commitmentphobes. A shadowy cabal preferring to spend a little money and time now to keep their independence intact. A bunch of cowards who can’t just say “no” to their partners, and be honest, but who instead would rather work behind the scenes to make sure that an awkward proposal never occurs.
I mean, seriously – who else could really get so fired up to fight against other people’s basic civil rights if they weren’t themselves interested in the outcome? I can understand disinterested people being prompted up by a sense of fairness to fight for equality – but against it? You’d have to have something personally at stake. Like a partner who you know is just aching to pop the question and make you decide once and for all.
I don’t know why we’ve taken so long to see through their ruse. Give it up, you scoundrels. We’re onto you.