There has been a big month for the rights of gays and lesbians.Â The Iowa Supreme Court found that denying same-sex couples the opportunity to marry violated that state’s constitution.Â The Vermont legislature overrode the governor’s veto of a law giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
Naturally, there is a backlash.Â Â Â Have you see this nutty video against gay marriage on YouTube?
Of course, there is now a backlash to the backlash, and I have not been spared.
In the last few weeks, I have received quite a few emails and comments about a post I wrote in 2006 titled “Why Gay Marriage Should Be Banned” — which was probably a dumb title, but at the time, I was a clever, bratty, and naive young blogger.
Here is a recent comment to this two year old post:
This is perhaps the most blatant expression of typical American miseducation of the masses. Your comparison between gay marriage and marriage between a goat and a man is perhaps the worst argument standpoint Iâ€™ve ever seen on this topic. There is no comparison between the two.Â Homosexuals are people too – animals arenâ€™t. Marriage is a human act, not an animalian one – idiot.Â You use humour to compensate for the lack of a proper argument.Â You and your supporters are a joke.
Let me say this right here.Â I am a supporter of gay marriage, even those gays with poor reading comprehension.Â Â Or those with a dislike of goats.
Editor’s Note:Â Now that I read it again… I think I can see how it is being misread.Â Â Someone might actually make this crazy argument in real life, so it isn’t that outlandish!