In state after state, the barriers against same-sex marriage are falling. Even in uber-religious bastions like Utah, equality is coming into fashion. Gandhi was right. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
There is still a lot of noise coming from religious circles, but their fight is all but over and as the count goes from 17 to 18 to 19 states they will more and more marginalize themselves as the bigots that they are. But let’s be honest here, this religious fight has nothing to do with the sanctity of marriage as they loudly claim. If it were about marriage, there would be just as much outrage over the state of heterosexual marriage in the U.S. But, no, sanctimonious religious people loves them some divorces.
No, if we are honest with each other, this fight is about one thing and one thing only: sex. Good, old-fashioned butt-sex. It is, after all, an abomination unto God according to their holiest of holy books. That and shellfish. God hates nothing more than butt-sex and shellfish. And woe unto those who dare combine the two! I’m looking at you, Japan! Without marriage, they can tune out the whole idea that gay sex is happening all around them. At this very moment. Just on the other side of that wall right there. With legal same-sex marriage, though, it becomes very hard to ignore. Marriage, in their minds, legitimizes gay sex.
When people start quoting the stupider parts of the bible, it’s hard to refute them. Obviously, telling them their book is dumb and full of contradictions and has just as much to say about morality as “A Prayer for Owen Meany” does isn’t going to work. The truth is you’re not going to win this argument. There is really only one option. Walk away. But not before a witty rejoinder. So before walking away, look deep into their eyes and say as loudly as you feel comfortable with, “Oh yeah? Well if God hates butt-sex so much, why did he give men prostates?” Be sure to pause for a few seconds to bask in their discomfort. Drop your microphone if you happen to be holding one. Walk away. Peace!