Saturday, January 29, 2011

More arguments I wish advocates of marriage equality would stop using

A continuation of this post.

Allowing same-sex couples to get married will reform the patriarchal aspects of marriage. How did that get to be our responsibility? That argument makes our relationships just a means to someone else's end, and how empowering is that?

Marriage will make gay men more monogamous. Yeah, 'cause heterosexual married people never cheat on their spouses. If you don't believe me, just check Craigslist. Clearly, the magic piece of paper with the state seal on the bottom is not sufficient. Nor is it necessary, since people manage to have monogamous relationships without one. Note also the assumptions that it's gay men who need fixing, that everyone should strive toward the ideal of monogamy, and that government should play a part in those things.

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