August 23, 2010.
I find the best argument for getting same-sex marriage in the comments added to the article saying that there are “pictures” of two male saints getting married (in St. Catherine’s Monastery, wherever it is).
A man says he told his son he didn’t need to get a marriage license to live with the girl, it didn’t prove love, etc. (I had just seen a terrible film, Jude The Obscure, which said the same thing after an eternity of talk and tragedy.) The wise son said yes, but if I get the license, I get cheaper car and other insurance rates, etc.
Either we all (who drive safely) get those discounts, or they are “special rights.” And while it is a compromise, until we get the law changed, we deserve same sex marriage to at least get what heterosexuals get.
And that’s another thing: some businesses give discounts to people who prove they went to church. As long as they are private businesses, fine; but if they are taking taxpayers money, that too is “special rights” and should be against the law.