Monday, June 11, 2012
It is very rare that my blog varies from motorcycling content, and I very rarely use if for social commentary. The main reason for that is that I tend to be a bit of a fence sitter when it comes to most topics. It annoys me that I am like that , but most of the time I can always see both sides of the story...and therefore struggle to form a hard and fast opinion from just one view point.
And on this particular topic I am the same, I am neither for or against it. To those that know me this may come as a surprise. But I am afraid it just doesn't bother me one way or the other. What I do find amusing and I do have an opinion about is those who oppose it based on "the Sanctity of Marriage" argument.
Allowing gay marriage would diminish the sanctity of marriage? Really? I find this one a bit hard to stomach. Why?
Several reasons really and here are a few...just a few....the list could go on forever.
Britney Spears...annulled after 24hours,
That stupid Kadashian women...... don't try to tell me that was love, just a money making scheme.
That presidential candidate from a few years back that was caught with a love child while his wife dealt with cancer....
Do I need to go on.....?
Those that claim the sanctity of marriage needs to be preserved, need to take a long and hard look at what dominates the crap that is E-Channel.
A marriage is only special and sacred if the two people in it keep it that way. Does it matter then, if both people in that loving and committed marriage are of the same sex?
In New Zealand we have Civil Unions, where upon entering into one, all the benefits of a normal married couple are inherited. This include issues like immigration, social welfare and matrimonial property But it is not marriage. It is not called marriage. It is different.
The values that gay couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, are monogamous, devoted partners. They value and participate in family life, are committed to making their neighborhoods and communities safer and better places to live, and honor and abide by the law. Many make valuable contributions to their communities, serving on school boards, volunteering in community charities, and trying to be good citizens. In doing so, they take full advantage of their relationship to make not only their own lives better, but those of their neighbors as well. ..Scott Bidstrap
OK, so that is my view for a change....normal motorcycle mayhem and gravel rash adventures will resume on the next installment.