Driving home tonight after getting Lala her super-cheap bass (yay, bass!) off Craigslist in San Jose, we passed a truck with a bumper sticker on it that said, "Marriage = one man, one woman."
I don’t normally react to bumper stickers since I live in the Bay Area, and you never know who’s carrying, but I stuck my tongue out at him. He looked rather startled.
I mean, really. How is that okay?
It’s like this:
1. We believe (don’t we?) in equal rights for men and women.
2. If a man can marry a woman, then saying a woman can’t marry a woman means women don’t have the same rights as men do. It’s the same reasoning that interracial marriage is allowed (gasp!). If a white man can marry a white woman, with equal rights a black man can marry a white woman, too.
3. It’s that easy, and that’s the bottom line. This line of simple reasoning is why the California Supreme Court is allowing Lala and I to get married today.
His bumper sticker was hateful. I understand that he has the freedom of speech, natch, and I don’t argue that I want it taken off his bumper. He’s got every right. But what an ass. He probably doesn’t even get that he’s being so hateful, so queer-bashing. "I just think marriage should be between a man and a woman. What’s wrong with that? California has domestic partnerships, and that’s pretty good. I know some gay people. I support them having domestic partnerships. Let them have that. Just not marriage." I’ve actually heard people say this, thinking this is an argument. They can’t back it up any more than to say that it’s the way things have always been, and it’s what their pastor says. Not good enough, my erstwhile friend.
Marriage equals love. I know plenty of straight people who are dying to get out of the situation I’ve been trying to get into for years. I’m honored to be entering into this with my best friend, my sexy Lala, and if they take this away from us in the vote in November, we’ll have to get all married again when we get it legalized again. And really, how long is my dress going to be in fashion? Pictures to follow. Thanks for loving us, and for fighting the good fight with your vote. MWAH!
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