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.
Earlier Today I mentioned that the state Republicans are quickly trying to put pressure on state Senate Democrats in order to get them to cave in and allow people to actually vote on whether or not gays and lesbians will be allowed to get married and live happy lives just like everyone else and unfortunately it looks like its starting to work.
Democratic Senate President Jack Kibbie has stated that he would like to Iowans the opportunity to vote on stripping away marriage rights from gays and lesbians.
An amendment writing this sort of discrimination into our state constitution certain proves that Republicans are not telling the truth when they tell voters that they are in favor of limited government.