Tuesday, August 04, 2009

They Say It's The Same But It's Not The Same


In Wisconsin gay couples are now able to register as domestic partners.

I don't like this. Not one bit.

Oh sure, it sounds well and good on paper. The registry will afford same-sex couples some 40 legal protections previously extended only to married couples, but it falls short in making all couples equal.

And there's the rub. Not equal is not good. But not equal was enough to get the Wisconsin Family Action's granny pants in a bunch. They've filed suit, claiming the registry violates the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Okay, I'll say this once asshats, and i want you to remember it: A domestic registry is not marriage, so it doesn't violate anything. It.Isn't.Marriage.

Clear?

But still, it pisses me off. What's to stop people from denying the LGBT community in Wisconsin the full rights and benefits and privileges and equality of marriage one day if they have domestic partnership registries now? All they have to say is Look, we gave 'em a registry! We don't need to change that and make 'em all equal and stuff. We have marriage, they have a registry.

I don't want to register my partnership. I want to register my china pattern for my wedding. What they've offered in Wisconsin is the crumb off the rosette off the top of a wedding cake, and it isn't right, or fair, or equal.

See the difference?

Separate is not equal.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

"I don't want to register my partnership. I want to register my china pattern..."

LOVE that!

That said, a domestic registry sounds like a pacifier. It isn't the same.

Truthspew said...

You're seeing the dying gasps of the right wing bigots. They think they had a great victory in California but it's going to be a Pyrrhic victory.

I just did a nice little rebuttal to NOMs inaugural Marriage and Freedom newsletter on my blog.

And I couldn't help myself, I had to do some ad hominem attacks on Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher et al.

And for some reason, blogger is having trouble with OpenID so look at my profile to go to my blog.