A group of South Carolina Republican state senators are working to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
Let that sink in, and then let the hilarity ensue. I mean, these Republican senators think that the United States of America will amend the United States Constitution banning same-sex marriage because South Carolina asked for it? Really South Carolina Senators? Do you really think the federal government will do what you’re asking?
But they’re trying; a Senate subcommittee recently passed a resolution to add an amendment — again, not to South Carolina's constitution — but to the U.S. Constitution, to ban same-sex marriage. The measure was passed onto the Senate Judiciary committee and will most likely pass there as well.
And then what? :::crickets::::
And we’ll stop … as a gay man I do not now, nor have I ever opposed, marriage as the union of a man and a woman; heck, my own parents were a man and a woman. I’d just like a little something called equality; so stop saying we’re against anything when we’re clearly just asking to be treated equally.
Meanwhile, back at the bill: it claims that "marriage has long been defined by relationships between men and women. The tradition is measured in millennia, not centuries or decades," and "marriage being defined as a union between a man and a woman has, until recently, been adopted by all governments and every major religion in the world."
And let’s stop again: marriage has not been one man and one woman since the dawn of time; it’s been one man, his wife and however many concubines he wanted; it’s been one family marrying off a daughter to a man in exchange for more power, more land, more money; it’s been one man and one woman of the same faith, until people realized that so-called mixed faith marriages were just fine … and equal. As recently as fifty years ago it was one man and one woman of the same race until people realized that so-called mixed race marriages were just fine and equal. And now it’s marriage between two people and it’s just fine and equal.
South Carolina Republican State Senator Larry Grooms [above] is a co-sponsor of the bill and says:
“It has to do with the propagation of our species. It is what is in the best interest of our species.”
Hey Larry? You illiterate tool. Babies aren’t born only when a man and woman marry; I mean, surely, in a state overflowing with single mothers, many of them still in high school, and baby daddies you cannot expect anyone to believe that the only way to “propagate” the species is via marriage … can you?
This infuriates me, not only because of the level of stupidity and arrogance of these Republican senators who believe that they can cast a vote to amend the United States Constitution, but that they actually believe that the federal government will take this on because South Carolina asked them to take it on.
It’s the height of stupidity.
Oh, and by the way the only two ‘No’ votes came from the two Democrats on the subcommittee.
Oh, and another by the way, a recent poll of South Carolinians shows that the majority of us have no problem with same-sex marriage and haven’t seen any negative impact on the state since marriage equality settled here last fall.