There has been a big month for the rights of gays and lesbians. The Iowa Supreme Court found that denying same-sex couples the opportunity to marry violated that state’s constitution. The Vermont legislature overrode the governor’s veto of a law giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
Naturally, there is a backlash. 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 I’ve ever seen on this topic. There is no comparison between the two. Homosexuals are people too – animals aren’t. Marriage is a human act, not an animalian one – idiot. You use humour to compensate for the lack of a proper argument. You and your supporters are a joke.
Let me say this right here. I am a supporter of gay marriage, even those gays with poor reading comprehension. Or those with a dislike of goats.
Editor’s Note: Now that I read it again… I think I can see how it is being misread. Someone might actually make this crazy argument in real life, so it isn’t that outlandish!