Equality doesn't mean everything is the same.<quoted text>
We've been marching on a path towards equality and freedom since the American Revolution.
Freedom and equality is like the mythical monster, Hydra. Each time you cut off one head, two more grow back in its place.
Even though that group ALREADY HAS the same right.Each time we feel that we've established freedom and equality for a particular group in this country, we see another group (or groups) of people who do not have access to certain rights that others take for granted.
The benefits of marriage, the union of husband and wife, benefits the husband and wife, and society as a whole. "Gays", as a political sexual identity, did not exist, at the time the republic was founded.You say that the benefits of marriage were not intended for gays. I say they were. They've been intended for gays since the foundation of this country
Yet, "gays" despite all the hoopla, aren't really that keen on marriage. Not only is the percentage of SSCs that can marry, actually do, low, more female couples marry than male, female couples tend to be more monogamous than male, and lesbian couples appear to have a higher divorce rate, than gay male couples, and the general population.However, it has taken over two-centuries for society to recognize this oversight. That's why you're seeing states pass laws to level the playing field for gays. That's why we're fighting in the courts to level the playing field. That's why we're educating the public about why the we need to level the playing field.
Yes, the handwriting is on he wall. Marriage rates are declining.It will be level eventually. As you look around our country and at other countries, you can clearly see that the handwriting is on the wall. Equality WILL happen.
Uhhhhhh...huh.....fighting for a "right", or a redefinition of everyone else's right?It hasn't been an easy process. Major change in ideology is never easy. There will be growing pains.
But that does not deter us from fighting for our rights.