I know it matters, I guess. If we really know the answer, then a lot of people on one side or another will have to shut up, largely. And probably it will be nice to have the little extra peace and quiet.
But on the other hand, isn't the real question whether or not people are allowed to do what they want to do, no matter the root cause? I mean, I want to be married to my wife, not because I feel like I have to be married, but because I want to be with her at the exclusion of any other possible options.
I don't even really care about being married, per se. I mean, it's nice and all. The small celebration we had for family and friends was lovely, and it was a nice ceremony. But being married is really secondary--even tertiary--to being able to live with her the way that makes us happy.
Which ends up being the point for me with any "gay" issue. The real issue is whether or not in the 21st Century people really have the freedom to do what they want to do (assuming an ethic of social responsibility, i.e. that your actions don't do some sort of measurable harm to others).Posted by illovich at August 18, 2005 11:51 AM