Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Power Of A Brilliant Headline

Sometimes, a headline just catches your attention, and you are forced to read it. Like, for instance, the one from Feministe saying, "So it turns out that the gays are going to ruin your marriage after all." I think it is "the gays" part of the title that gets me so. Have a look-see. I especially like Jill's last line of, "Hopefully, the cake issue is next on the Pacific Justice Institute's docket".

Anyway, the article Jill links to is a hoot, all about a couple's protest because they aren't called "bride" and "groom" on their marriage certificate and how this apparently impacts their rights. I would almost think it was ganked from The Onion, it is so full of what could be satirical goodness. Like how the not-bride says, "We're traditionalists - we just want to be called bride and groom", but how the end of the article states, "For now they are busy with their family (she has two children from a previous marriage and he has three)". Apparently, they both weren't traditionalist enough to stay married previously, nor remain celibate - or at least not cohabitate - until they remarried. But that kind of hypocrisy should be expected, so I forebear and just gave a little chuckle.

What I really liked, though, is this:
"Bird and Codding have refused to complete the new forms, a stand that has already cost them. Because their marriage is not registered with the state, Bird cannot sign up for Codding's medical benefits or legally take his name... ...Bird said she does not know what she will do if she should become ill and need insurance."
Like, say, the fears and issues every homosexual couple had prior to their being legally allowed to wed? How ghastly a feeling that must be! Am I right? These two, and the movement behind them, are like two incredibly spoiled children holding their breath because they are being made to share the cake with the rest of the kids. It is childish, stupid, and self-denying because they could have a piece of their damn cake (and the same size too) if they would just suck it up and deal with the fact they can call themselves whatever they please but that the state has to, due to that whole "all men are created equal" ideal crazy Jefferson had, be nondiscriminatory. But no; instead they have decided to voluntarily live with the same fears and tribulations homosexuals were forced to live with, proving nothing other than the fact that they are idiots who can't see past the end of their own noses.

1 comment:

John said...

Perhaps the couple that's one kid shy of a Brady Bunch are unaware of the fact that the Marriage License does not dictate the words of their personal marriage ceremony. The priest will not be required to say "I now pronounce you Party A and Party B!" You're right, though. The irony is more delicious than the cake could possibly be.