Monday, June 05, 2006

When the Right is Wrong

I don’t know what to say about the proposed Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that hasn’t been said already. We all know that it is just a stupid (but effective) attempt to rally the hateful conservative base. Everyone also knows that it does nothing to protect marriage – banning divorces would do more for that (I don’t support that either). And we also know there are more important things for our president and Congress to work on besides whether or not the word “marriage” applies only to a man and a woman; Iraq is growing more violent every month, their neighbor Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon, gas prices are rising showing how dependent we are on foreign oil, and we aren’t doing enough for domestic security from terrorism or potential pandemics like bird flu. But since the GOP insists on bringing up this divisive issue again, I felt the need to repeat all the reasons this issue is harmful for the country.