12 December 2008

CIVIL UNIONS PLEASE

http://www.lambdalegal.org/publications/articles/iowa-supreme-court-hears-marriage-case.html

I'm beginning to pull away from the marriage equality struggle entirely and towards the marriage abolition/equal civil union movement. Separation of church and state is more important than a remedial, symbolic granting of legal rights within the current framework through which "sovereign subjects" foolishly further ingratiate themselves into a false democracy that is crippled by religious structures. Marriage Equality does very little to address the core dynamics of American homophobia. It jumps over them, denies them, doesn't examine their roots in Christianity, but instead tries to include homosexuality in it - which doesn't work with the dominant contemporary Christian paradigm. But it does seem too radical for this country, today.

Why, in 1957 only, did America decide to put "In God We Trust" on our currency? I'm glad the issue is at least being brought to the courts in Iowa, a state where the concept of men having sex with men is usually constructed and understood as a "sin." Aren't people getting tired of all these "sins" that they have to work through? They're so limiting.
OCH

2 comments:

Wyatt's World said...

I voted for equality. But, I agree with you completely. How do we fight against (the legal recognition of) marriage itself?

OCH said...

We start by talking about it like this and by boycotting it entirely. Extracting the government from personal affairs is practically impossible, as it meddles with property and assets. We can shift things, gently.