Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Adam and Eves

I caught snippets of the Senate debate today prior to the vote on the proposed Constitutional amendment defining marriage. I have mixed emotions about the issue: I oppose homosexual marriage on Biblical grounds, but I don't believe it's the sort of matter the U.S. Constitution was intended to address -- or should address. While I'm not a states' rights advocate either, if the subject has to be debated on a civil basis, the state legislature seems to be the appropriate forum.

I did have to laugh, though, when Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah got up to offer his two cents in favor of the proposed amendment. Hatch pontificated about how marriage has always been defined as a relationship between a man and a woman. I suppose he forgot that in Utah, marriage used to be defined as a relationship between a man and a couple dozen women, and was so defined by the very religious body Senator Hatch represents. (And still is so defined in the hallowed halls of the LDS, though you won't find many Mormons who will openly admit it to "gentiles.")

Sometimes the worst part about being right is the people who agree with you.

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