Why allow gay marriage?
The reason is this: marriage as we know it today is an abstract of mans thinking – and therefore a created institution. We already recognize that we cannot disallow minorities from any institution.
Marriage, as it stands now, is no more similar to original Biblical marriage than gay marriage would be. there is enough philosophical difference between the two constructs (Biblical vs. modern) to make them equally as reprehensible, damn-worthy, heretical and wicked to the pre-medieval sensibilities.
As readily as it would be recognizable to the modern mind that disallowing a racial minority from marrying a majority, or owning property, or a having a license of any kind (which are all man-made abstractions), would be persecutory, bigoted and illegal – it should so too be immediately recognizable that disallowing any minority from the licenship to marry is just as foul. None of these abstract ideas we commonly use to partition and govern our lives are real. You cannot touch a marriage, put a piece of land in your pocket, see a religion, or prove the value of money. All of these are abstract ideas that exist fleetingly as agreements between people. Not agreements between the same one God of North America and ALL of earth.
So – given that marriage, as it used today, is as much a man-made institution as anything, barring admission to a non-hetero couple is culturally and legally unacceptable.
The rub is this: marriage is not innately sanctimonious. People sanctify their agreements by adhering to them. That is the only magic in the mix – that fulfillment of a ‘promise to a people’ is a God-like gesture and thus aligns you with the Universal Law of Truth and alchemizes your live(s) with that Virtue. Heterosexually-configured humans are not bestowed with any special privilege of experiencing a Truth that anyone else is not. We bring sanctity to our unions. We bring sanctity by fulfilling our intentions and agreements under Love, and that is all that is happening when a marriage is done right. The benefit to this construct was never ‘given’ by God, a church, a government or a piece of paper downtown. It was earned and maintained by the couple involved.
There is no such thing as rote, automated sanctity.
It is time to bring awareness to this dirty trick that whitey has played: “allowing” what marriage means to evolve from it’s inconvenient earlier state to something much more suitable to how white men would like to live their lives – is a farce of the eons. Once upon a time the word of god was considered inerrant. Then the word of God was spellchecked by the arc of female temperament that has come into the fold in western societies – and revised marriage to be less male-centered, and rightfully so.
By now it has experienced innumerable revisions. They can call it “sanctimonious”, and then disallow its benefits and inclusiveness to whomever whitey deems to be the outsiders de rigueur. This community-by-disclusion trick has gotten old. It is tribal and even animalian before that. Shunning what is different to reinforce what is same is the farthest departure from anything Christ like.
And so why does it matter?…..what actually is – at a measurable level – the effect of / reason for not resigning to the term ‘civil union’ even if it including everything?:…Language.
And that is reason enough. Language is the currency of thought between people. And that system wouldn’t work either if your dollar isn’t worth the same in your hand as it is in mine. We must be equal in thought. Our language informs the way that we regard one another, and if any minority, at the onset, are described in a manner that exists them even slightly outside the boundary of inclusion, then it makes them the likely candidate for the ‘community by disclusion’ instinct in human beings. This would set in motion an archaic cascade separatist thinking. Beginning with anti-social behavior, and ending with bigotry. Then ending again at violence if remaining unchecked. It all begins like one cancer cell – one malignant thought can metastasize into a nightmare for a people if a non-wholistic way of thinking is given fertile ground in our hearts and minds.