Of course, the purpose of this post in in response to the arguments that I have been hearing in defense of same sex marriage in response to the judge in California having turned over the ban on gay marriage in California per the passage of Proposition 8. The judge, the attorney Ted Olson and many others that I have heard interviewed on this matter have used the direct comparison between the interracial marriage associated with the landmark court case "Loving v Virginia" and the right of people of the same sex be provided with the same privileges.
- Putting the traditionalists on trial and forcing them to justify their position
- Make reference to the notion of "discrimination" as a point of evil that society should try to rid itself of
- Many Black men are already married
- Many Black men are gay
- Black men get educated, make money and get a White woman
- Too many Black men are incarcerated
These women who are seeking to settle down with a life partner who happens to be ensnared in one of these categories are simply out of luck. While a man that is married in a heterosexual relationship - in the context of our culture of monogamous heterosexual marriage is simply one who "got away" these other categories have a strong elements of societal policies which have allowed these issues to fester.
In watching a "Scared Straight" program today a prison guard told a young female who was heading down the wrong track that while only "25% of the females going into prison are lesbians, up to 75% practice this lifestyle upon departure". In the male prison population there is a similar acquiescence to the confined conditions that they suffer from. Clearly there is some component of choice involved in this lifestyle. If I as a heterosexual male am asked to commit to a monogamous heterosexual relationship and deny myself from other options out of the sake of societal and familial stability then most certainly the same imposition can be made for the male who is physically equipped as I am (until evolution kicks in) to forge his desires to receive sexual stimulation via a male partner and instead seek to direct his efforts toward the culturally traditional heterosexual relationship.
The consequences of our disruption of the standard that has endured for thousands of years are already being expressed. The proof of "conservative Republican divorce rates in the South" is not evidence of the failure of this cultural reference. This is only used in the "American political domain" against one's enemy but it fails to justify the abandonment of this time tested order.
If nothing else - We all had better get clear on what we believe and work hard to express it amongst our loved ones who we most care for. As time inches forward various forces are going to appear and will strip away many of the norms we take for granted today.
It will be shown to be the case that what you believe in your heart as justice and proper order need not be accepted by these others or society as a whole for them to be true. Those who are lost in this world care not for any observable truth let alone are they concerned about the disorder that they will welcome in.