There's been a heck of a lot of talk lately about gay marriage ... or as I like to think of it, marriage. Lots of places have been making it legal [link] [link], some have been choosing to make it illegal [link], and every man and his dog has very strong feelings about the whole shebang, yours truly not excluded.
Personally, I've never understood the argument that two men or two women getting married will somehow affect other people's marriages. That's like me saying my chocolate donut was ruined because a bloke I don't even know is having a raspberry filled one. It's ridiculous and makes no sense whatsoever.
In my humble opinion, if your marriage is so easily influenced by two people you've never even met having feelings for each other and declaring that legally, you've got more problems than the issue of whether gay marriage should be allowed.
But no matter your opinion on this particular issue, I think we can all agree that the opinion of a certain British politician is a wee bit of a leap [link]. His main concerns? That it could lead to a lesbian Queen, an heir to the throne conceived via IVF, and, even more mind bogglingly, family members marrying each other to avoid inheritance tax.
Okay, so I can see the twisted logic that brought him to the lesbian Queen issue. It's ridiculous of course, as if anyone really cares if a potential imaginary future monarch is possibly gay. But I can at least see what lead him there.
But he's worried that gay marriage will lead to fathers marrying their sons to avoid inheritance taxes? That's a pretty big leap in logic.
Sometimes you just have to laugh or you'd cry over the stupidity of some people.