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Benabik Alvar
01 March 2004 @ 11:22 am
From Tristan: This is just strange.
 
 
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Benabik Alvar
01 March 2004 @ 01:52 pm
12 Reasons why homosexual marriage shouldn't be legal (found Here)

  1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.

  2. Heterosexual marriages are valid becasue they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can't legally get married because the world needs more children.

  3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

  4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if Gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.

  5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

  6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.

  7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire counrty. That's why we have only one religion in America.

  8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

  9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

  10. Children can never suceed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.

  11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to things like cars or longer lifespans.

  12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "seperate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Seperate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as seperate marriages for gays and lesbians will.
 
 
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Benabik Alvar
01 March 2004 @ 02:48 pm
Terror Alert Level

Put this code on your home page/LJ/whatever: <a href="http://www.geekandproud.net/terror/"> <img alt="Terror Alert Level" border="0" src="http://www.geekandproud.net/terror/terror.php" /> </a>

(I obviously take spreading information about the Terror Alert Level seriously.)
 
 
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Benabik Alvar
01 March 2004 @ 03:17 pm
I don't post a lot of political stuff here... I didn't post the "Marriage is Love" meme or spoken up much about horrible stuff like the anti-terror laws. It's not that I don't have views (or I suppose Views) on these things. It's more that I prefer to do debating like that on a more personal view. But I ran across a set of articles today that agree muchly with how I think about Dubya's new amendment.

I started here, with an article on The Anti-Miscegenation Amendment. Blacks and Whites marrying! What a horrible thing! It will erode the whole establishment of marriage and it's against the bible! Sure. Uh-huh.

Wil Wheaton is a thoughtful guy.

Several other articles are linked from the articles or comments thereof.

Let's not put through an amendment reducing people's rights! Good grief. All the others protect rights. (Okay, except for prohibition. But we all know how well that worked.) Let's not put through an amendment creating segregation. Race or sexual preference, it doesn't matter. Separate but equal didn't work well then. Why should it (Civil Unions) work well now?
 
 
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