For several days now, I?ve been in a running argument with an individual who goes by the name of ?On Lawn? over in the comments sections of the blog ran by anti-gay equality group National Organization for Marriage. In several comments here, here, and here, this person seems to imply that procreation, or at least the potential for procreation, is a requirement of marriage. I?ve tried several times to get this person to explain this concept but they keep brushing off the question calling it absurd. When I tried to point out that there is no link between marriage and procreation they came back with this.
Well, there shows the damage they want to do to the institution. If marriage can?t look equally at the interests of all involved in the practice of human mating, then you tell me what can.
Prehistoric humans didn?t marry before they mated, they just found a bush did it. When you look at the whole of human history, marriage is a relatively new creation, only being a few thousand years old. Our very existence proves that marriage is not a requirement or an essential element of the human mating process.
|Billy Lucas was also 15, a student at Greensburg High School in Indiana. His classmates said he had trouble fitting in and he often became the target of bulling because he was ?different.? After a group of students had called him a fag and told him he should kill himself, he did just that. He had gone home and hanged himself in his parents barn.
More on Billy Lucas at Fox 59.
There is also a Facebook memorial page for Billy.
|13 year old Seth Welsh of Tehachapi California was openly gay. He to was often the victim of bulling by fellow classmates at Jacobsen Middle School. Taunting and ridicule that had apparently gone unchecked for some time. On September 19th Seth?s parents came home to find him unconscious in the backyard after he had attempted to hang himself from a tree. After nine days his parents took him off of life support.
There is more on Seth at KGET17.
|Asher Brown was a 13 year old 8th grader at Hamilton Middle School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District when he shot himself in the head a day after students had tripped him down a flight of stairs. Asher?s stepfather found him at home when he came home from work. Asher had came out to his stepfather that morning. Asher?s parents had complained repeatedly to the school about the bulling over the last 18 months. School officials deny that any such complaints were ever made.
More about Asher can be found here.
|Bulling isn?t limited to high school students as we learned when 18 year old Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi posted this on his Facebook page.
His car, wallet, and other belongings were found at the George Washington bridge. His body has not been found. Tyler?s roommate Dharun Ravi used his webcam to stream to the internet Tyler making out with another guy acording to the story from ABC.