Monday, June 3, 2013

The Queen is probably wondering if it's going to be mandatory...

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.

Just saying.

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.

65 comments:

  1. Right on. Probably why I am given you a Liebster Award. http://msdeniseh553.blogspot.com/2013/06/another-liebster.html
    That and your trip to Hogwarts.

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  2. So "gay" marriage will lead us down some sort of slope to incestuous marriage? Ridiculous.

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    1. It's certainly a interesting leap in logic. And by interesting, I mean appalling.

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  3. Frankly, I, as a married person, have no idea why people get married...really...just sayin'

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    1. I'm sure there are heaps of reasons. Gypsy curses, drunk nights in Vegas...

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  4. Could almost agree with Delores above..... Just sayin'
    You are quite right tho - stupid argument

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  5. Whoa, hold on, so I should NOT marry my son (that I don't have yet) to avoid inheritance? Dear Pickleope Junior, ABORT PLAN A! (Also, sorry for using the word "abort" in relation to my mythical son.)

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  6. Among my friends I count a gay couple--two men, one of whom happens to be African-American & the other Caucasian. They love each other enough to have traveled to where their marriage would be legal to go through the ceremony three times! For the life of me, I can't see how any aspect of their marriage is threatening to mine!!

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  7. I think incest laws would prevent someone marrying their own son... and as for tax avoidance (?!)... I can't believe how much muck people are polluting this issue with. Marriage is an exclusive commitment to another person made with love. Your gender preference is irrelevant.

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    1. It is ridiculous,and a blatant attempt to drag a social taboo into an issue to support an opinion that really doesn't have much logic behind it.

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  8. It does hurt my head if I read or think to much about what people are saying against gay marriage...better to just laugh...and consider the possibility of the queen being a queen?

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    1. It's definitely one of those situations just have to shake your head and wonder about some people.

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  9. I'm getting a headache tiring to figure out THAT "logic".

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  10. Your doughnut analogy is perfect! If the Bible thumpers want to believe that same sex marriage is wrong.. fine. But they need not shove their (idiotic) beliefs down my throat. Marriage is a civil right period. Regardless of the sex of the prospective partners. Gawd.

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  11. Wow, had no idea that marriage between same-sex couples was going to lead to such 'leaps in logic' - aren't they just so darn silly.

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    1. It's all just so pointless, that's the frustrating part.

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  12. Dude, seriously?

    Father's marrying their sons?

    So that means all logic in marriage laws will now fly out the window and because gay people would be allowed to get married it would mean that the laws where you cannot marry a family member would be thrown out?

    Hell, the royal family has been screwing each other for years, what would change? Cousins can marry cousins and shit, but immediate family?

    Jesus dude!

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    1. Every argument they're pulling out is the same as the ones they used to fight people of different races getting married. It's all bullshit, really.

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  13. I am personally 100% against gay marriage...then again I don't think any man would have me!

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    1. That's okay, I'm personally 100% against green beans :)

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  14. Yeah he'll be okay and so will the future lesbian queen and her IVF conceived heir to the throne.

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  15. First of all, what's wrong with a lesbian queen? So what? And everyone else has commented on the ridiculousness of equating gay marriage to incest (how stupid can you be, Norman?). Here's what my husband proposed as a solution:

    The basis of a legal committed relationship for EVERYONE, including heterosexual couples, would be civil union. If someone wants marriage, that is a religious ceremony that can be decided by individual churches. But everyone gets equal rights under the secular law.

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    1. That would be interesting, provided a civil union gives people exactly the same rights as a marriage. At the moment it doesn't, at least not from what I've heard.

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  16. Love is love.
    Marriage is marriage.
    Gay or Straight
    I cant believe how people go on about this issue.
    A lesbian queen ? Now that I would like to see.

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    1. You'd think we'd be past this by now, wouldn't you.

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  17. Oh my goodness. It's true. Those who are so scared of gay marriage are the ones dealing with issues of their own. Wow.

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    1. Very true. It definitely says more about them than anyone else.

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  18. "There's been a heck of a lot of talk lately about gay marriage ... or as I like to think of it, marriage." << I love this!! xx

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  19. Ah yes, I also love the argument of, "If men can marry other men, what's next? People marrying animals? This could lead to bestiality!"

    Hey dumbass, a man (or a woman) is a consenting adult. A pet is an animal that doesn't understand what you're telling it. That's not even remotely the same thing.

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    1. Logic like that is impossible to argue with. You can't argue with imbeciles, it just makes you want to bash your own brains in.

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  20. Not sure I could ever follow that insane line of thinking. I have no idea where people come up with this crazy shiz! Makes no sense.

    PS Love your donut analogy! It's perfect. And now I want to eat a chocolate donut.

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  21. I will not even offer a guess as to where some people get their ideas.

    I love the donut analogy. Here's another one for you. In horses, sometimes people think that breeding your mare to an unpapered stallion or even a papered stallion of another breed will make HER less than what she was. She is no longer a purebred horse in their eyes because of her offspring. Makes you wonder, eh?

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    1. I've never heard of the horse thing. That makes absolutely no sense from a biological perspective.

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  22. Okay people : do not marry your son. Now that we all understand that, we can move on and hopefully allow people to choose their own marriage partner, male or female , gay or straight . I agree with you and can't believe the logic behind the opposition.

    I'm new to your blog and I love it..

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  23. You are right. There should be laws in place that will prevent a man or a woman from eating raspberry filled donuts.

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  24. these discussions always lead me to a heavy eye roll. like the American anti-gay marriage extremists who immediately make the leap of "then people will start marrying their DOGS!"

    no. no because dogs are not consenting people. but good try on using your brain. maybe next time.

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    1. I usually try to not pay any attention to them, after all it's all the same arguments they used to fight against interracial marriage, and we all know how stupid that was.

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  25. http://pinkowl07.blogspot.com/2013/06/challenge-for-bloggers.html come link up with this blog challenge I made. Would love to see you come link up 20 easy questions.

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  26. Funny thing is the royals already went through their spat of marrying within the family. Most every major culture has a history of inbreeding among the upper classes. As it stands I'm also pretty sure there have been plenty of closet gays and lesbians on the throne throughout time, so really it's not changing much, except maybe an openly gay royal wouldn't get caught up in a mockery of a marriage that makes them miserable.

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    1. Well the stats say 10% of people are gay, although I'd guess that statistic is seriously understating when you take all the "neither one nor t'other" people into it. With those figures, I'd guess quite a few members of the royal family are gay.

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  27. I think you make a great analogy with the donuts. I don't see the connection to gay marriage having impact on heterosexual marriages. I think that politician is a whackadoo. I am always amazed at the short sightedness of some people.

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    1. It's just a typical reaction from people who are scared. Although, as Morgan Freeman said, people who are homophobic aren't scared, they're assholes, so we should stop calling it a phobia.

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  28. Lol yeah... because if that's the case, why aren't they just marrying their daughters now?

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  29. In a few generations, people will look back at these politicians and laugh. Not unlike politicians who in the past tried to ban interracial marriages.

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    1. Yep. They've definitely chosen the wrong side of history to support, that's for sure.

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  30. I've never understood the anti-gay marriage arguments either. I consider this to be the great civil rights movement of our time...

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    1. It is. It's going to take a while, and a lot of the old dinosaurs are going to have to die first, but we'll get there eventually.

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  31. Hi Kellie .. excellent read .. and I love your last comment - but I think I'll save my breath - people are ridiculous sometimes ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Usually I find ridiculousness an admirable trait, but in situations like this ... not so much.

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