The books are easy reading for youngsters, and usually have a nice message. Own up to your responsibilities. Believe in yourself, and you can accomplish more than you think.
Don't say you don't like a certain type of food until you try it first. Even if that shit is green....
...don't jump on your dad, or else you're going to piss him off...
Well, one book that often gets ignored (but is a fantastic story) is about the Sneetches. It's a story about prejudice and inequality, and I found a youtube clip of the book-turned-into-a-cartoon here:
|I'm married and you're only in a Civil Union. |
Nyah nyah nyah...
Look at the stars being marriage, and the non-stars being civil unions. Or not. Maybe? I'm not sure.
But the salesman plays an important part as well. Wedding planners, divorce lawyers, and event locations have nothing to lose if gays are allowed to get married.
(college kids, watch the news closely. If this becomes a historical time, you too can profit from it!!)
Back to the bottom line, I am for all people having the right to be married. One person should be able to marry another person, regardless or race or gender. I know what the bible says, but I dare you to show me a person or society that follows 100% of the rules laid out in the bible. Religions today pick and choose, so why not pick and choose this one as well?
Living in a Republic means freedom for all, even the minority. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, but the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many.
Which is why, if the Supreme Court intervenes and overturns majority-voted legislation, it is because we live in a Republic and cannot oppress the minority. The law says we cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation when hiring for work. If we commit a crime based on race or orientation, it is labeled a hate crime. Why should the rights of marriage be any different?
Civil Unions are like a Sneetch with no stars, and we're at the beginning of the story. Eventually it won't matter if you have stars or not or if it's a Marriage, Civil Union, Holy Union, etc., but, as the story goes, you can't teach a Sneetch. We have to learn that lesson and mature on our own.