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Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Gays destroy marriage by not getting married

Jonah Goldberg notes a New York Times story (no link, I don't subscribe) that, "made all of the points that conservative opponents of gay marriage have been making for years." The story involves gays in Canada. Apparently, not many are getting married. "The reason for this surprising reluctance on the part of gay men to marry is that, well, many gay men don't want to get married." Goldberg repeats a quote from the editor of Canadian gay mag Fab: "I'd be for marriage if I thought gay people would challenge and change the institution and not buy into the traditional meaning of 'till death do us part' and monogamy forever. We should be Oscar Wildes and not like everyone else watching the play." He also quotes a sociologist who says, "Will queers now have to live with the heterosexual forms of guilt associated with something called cheating?" He ends with, "...some gay activists see marriage as a kind of prison they'd like to dismantle, and conservatives who suggested otherwise were branded as bigots and homophobes who "just don't get it." Well, if the activists think marriage can still be something called marriage, after the folks at Fab magazine rewrite all the rules, then they are the ones who just don't get it."

To recap: Now that gays can marry in Canada, they are preceding in their devious plan to destroy marriage by refusing to marry. We who wish to protect the institution of marriage need to do so by preventing the few gays who do wish to marry from marrying.

Also in his article, Goldberg devastates an analogy to interracial marriage, stating, "I've never thought such comparisons were sound, and this story demonstrates why. No blacks denounced the concept of monogamy in their struggle to do away with anti-miscegenation laws. When Jackie Robinson fought his way into professional baseball, he didn't want to change the rules of the game. He wanted the rules to apply to him to."

The final nail in the coffin of this analogy comes when Goldberg reveals the percentage of black-white marriages that occurred in the U.S. the year after Loving v. Virginia, which is, um, let's see, where did he put that statistic...?

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