Bill Murchison apparently didn't have much creative energy when he wrote this stinker of an article (reality by assertion anyone?): His many commenters take him down, the highlight being this point-by-point doozy courtesy of Jeff:
“The human race -- sorry ladies, sorry gents -- understands marriage as a compact reinforcing social survival and projection.”
A broad, sweeping statement that in no way undermines same-sex marriage.
“The supposed redefinition of the Great Institution is an outgrowth of modern hubris and disjointed individualism.”
Actually divorce got there first. Divorce redefined marriage from a life-long commitment to a “so long as it makes me happy” commitment.
“A marriage -- a real one -- brings together man and woman for mutual society and comfort, but also, more deeply, for the long generational journey to the future.”
As it does for same-sex couples, especially those that choose to have children.
“A gay "marriage" (never mind whether or not the couple tries to adopt) is definitionally sterile.”
Whatever that means. Whatever it means, post-menopausal women are sterile, as are some women at any age. Should they be prohibited from marrying? And why denigrate couples who adopt kids? Was that slam really necessary?
“The Iowa court's decision in the gay marriage case is pure nonsense”
Translation: I don’t like the legal decision all seven of the judges reached, even though I don’t really understand how government and the law works in this country.
“Hence the necessity of shooing away traditional marriage's derogators and outright enemies -- who include, accidentally or otherwise, the seven justices of Iowa's Supreme Court.”
And yet, it appears that all seven of the Iowa judges are, wait for it, MARRIED! Maybe they’re not quite the enemies of “traditional marriage” that the fearful rightwingnuts thing they are!
Another argument (and I'm elevating it by calling it that) against gay marriage crushed by facts and logic. It's going to be a long decade for these people as they watch the country move forward without them.