Famous Czech architect Petr Hala recently married his Italian boyfriend. “Married” is of course a technical term, it is registered partnership, but the ceremony has all attributes of a wedding, which includes the person officiating, vows, kisses…and of course, bachelor parties.
There are Czechs who are against it, but there are no public campaigns against it because Czechs are generally open-minded and liberal and they do not protest against things that are none of their business.
Meanwhile… Associated Press writes:
The reigning Miss California has gone to Washington to help launch a campaign opposing same-sex marriage. Carrie Prejean told NBC’s “Today” show Thursday that she’ll be working with the National Organization for Marriage to “protect traditional marriages.” The 21-year-old says that marriage is “something that is very dear to my heart” and she’s in Washington to help save it. She says many people have thanked her for standing up for traditional marriage. [boldface by TCDW, photo http://www.nydailynews.com]
I am furious, I must say, just like Perez Hilton was. What does a 21-year old single student know about marriage? And I would really like to ask her:
- why do you care about other people’s marriages? Is your own opposite-sex marriage less or more traditional because of other people’s marriage?
- how is opposite-sex marriage with separate bedrooms, no sex life, family lawyers and shrinks traditional?
- if you want to protect traditional marriage, shouldn’t you start by fixing husbands and wives who hate each other, who do not have sex, who spend $300 an hour for therapy? Same-sex couples who decide to tie the knot love each other…
- what is your first sentence going to be if/when your daughter comes to you and says “mom, I am a lesbian”
Apparently I am not the only one to think so, cf. the controversy she started during the pageant. She said
“I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage and, you know what, in my country and my family I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anyone out there but that’s how I was raised”.
OK, so on one hand she talks about freedom and “no offense to anyone…” and on the other hand she is planning to campaign against gay marriage.
Maybe she should look up a certain document. It starts “We the people”, not “We the heterosexual Evangelical Christians”. Of course, she is entitled to her beliefs, but these beliefs should not be potentially oppressive and offensive. Otherwise I would be entitled to mine, along the lines of “No offense, but…nice breasts you got”. Same thing…
UPDATE: Hmm, certain relatively credible sources say that they are fake. So a man can not marry a man he loves but he can marry a chick who needs fake tits to enter a beauty contests. In the words of this girl, No offense…