Good morning, world citizens, I heartily wish something sweet and squishy for every last one of you. I’m in a good mood this morning, a departure from my prevailing demeanor during the last few days. Yea, yea, I know, you don’t have to say it…
Anyway, be that as it may, I think the reason for my euphoria has something to do with the California Supreme Court ruling yesterday that same sex marriage is, indeed, a concept to be sanctioned, if not overtly embraced by my friends sitting on the right side of the aisle.
Think about it... couples possessing two penises (or no penises whatsoever) can now enjoy the same privileges, responsibilities, disappointments, expenses and divorce rates as the rest of us. Could it be that Almighty wrath might be delayed long enough for our society to realize its possibilities or will the timing of The Apocalypse and subsequent Second Coming be brought forward to coincide with the huge lean to the left of our nation’s upcoming election? Yea… yea, I know… you don’t have to remind me.
I am not now, nor have I ever been a gay American. I’m not sure I even know any gay Americans. But, I do know that I have five grown children and three of them are not married. If one of them were to suddenly announce that he or she was in love with a person of the same sex, I’d want them to be able to enjoy a life with all the complexities that I enjoy, but without the burden of being branded as a deviate. Isn’t that what it all really reduces down to? We all want to be accepted for what we are, not what others think we should be? This is about what the Constitution supposedly provides for all Americans, isn't it? Isn't that the bigger issue?
And don’t try to give me that sanctimonious crap about sexual deviancy (sexual predators and child molesters) being the hallmark of homosexuality. While I don’t pretend to have the latest statistical data, it is my gut feeling that there are plenty of sexual deviants on both sides of the homo/heterosexual Mendoza Line.
For a few months, at least, this country can boast of at least one state that holds its head a little higher this morning in terms of recognizing human rights and dignity. However, lest you think me Pollyanna, I also realize that every effort will be made by certain governmental factions during the next session to push through legislation negating the advances brought forth by the Supreme Court, I would suspect nothing less.
But, for today, if today alone, I choose to smile.