Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Bloggy-Friend Minute: Good Ole Progress!

Good news, Bloggy Friends! The California Supreme Court has voted to overturn a ban on gay marraige in the state. This will make California the second state in the U.S. where gays and lesbians will be allowed to wed. Check out a more complete New York Times Article on the subject, HERE. Look for more news on the subject soon.

This brings me to my question of the day. For those of you who are in commited gay relationships, or imagine yourselves to be one day, are you interested in actually taking the steps to be married? Personally, the act of being married doesn't appeal to me all that much. I guess it would be nice in theory, but it isn't something I feel I must do. I think sharing your life with someone is a temendously rewarding thing, but it doesn't, in my opinion, need to be justified by a marraige certificate. The option should definitely be available, though, to make this a fair and equal world for all! Times are changing, people. Go Gays!

Have a great day, Bloggy Friends.

Love, Josh

4 comments:

Casey said...

Thats a great court decision IMO.

Here's my brief summary on marriage for gay couples: I'm all for it, not b/c I need a piece of paper to validate my relationship or b/c I want to have an elaborate ceremony, but it is necessary to provide the same legal protections that are afforded to same-sex couples.

In a perfect world, traditional marriage would be something sanctioned by religious institutions & civil unions would be government/legally recognized.

That's my 35 cents. :)

That's my story & I'm sticking to it.

Rick Watson said...

This is what I think:

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition until death do them part!

Bill Fogle said...

Wow, Rick. That's excellent. Well said.

My perception is more about recognition and support for the couple. I would love to have the financial gifts, kitchen ware, and social/family recognition that heterosexual couples receive.

I could say more, but my experience of long-term relationships is pretty well summed up in the spirit of what Rick said.

Edro Edro said...

It's not something I've personaly wnated as of yet, but I want the option out there.