You know... We live in a world where professional musicians are allowed to legally marry their instruments. There are guitar players out there who've married their guitars. Literally. And beyond that... Know that I once read somewhere that a guy had legally married his television set... I am not even kidding. So yea, especially in light of that, I'm with Mr. Eastwood.
I do try to have some respect for religions but... I also greatly admire phillosophy. And so naturally I have doubts - because that is the root of all philosophy - about the way the system works. I have to doubt that any religion, anywhere can claim to know - wholly and accurately - the mind of god, if such a thing as god even exists. Beyond twitter, of course. (Tweetof God = awesome.) And since we humans have created and defined marriage - it's a strictly human institution, right? So maybe the divine powers, such as they are, could care less.
It really just strikes a bad chord to say that two sane, sober, consenting adults who love each other should have to discriminate on the basis of gender alone in order for their private, intimate relationships to be approved of by society at large. It reminds me too much of the same claims that were - and are still, unfortunately - being made about interracial couples being 'unnatural' as well.
Meh. Enough from me for now.
Yea, I vote for closing this topic once everyone has spoken as well. It's sad but true that these types of discussions so frequently get ugly.