The Purpose of This Bl;og

By and large, liberals are very decent, kind, and compassionate people who genuinely want what is best. This should be kept in mind as we explore the Law of Unintended Negative Consequences near invariably resulting from Leftist big-hearted solutions to societal problems.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Same Sex Marriage: No Equality

Advocates for gay marriage have been clamoring for legalization on the basis of "marriage equality." This, however, is an illusion and a ruse.
  • "As of July 2013, thirteen states (CaliforniaConnecticutDelawareIowaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMinnesotaNew HampshireNew YorkRhode IslandVermont, and Washington), the District of Columbia, and five Native American tribes have legalized same-sex marriage." (See HERE) This means that there are still 37 states where so-called "marriage equality" isn't available to homosexuals. 
  • And, even if or when all states legalize same-sex marriage along with the federal government, there will still be a number of relationships that won't have so-called "marriage equality." There will still be, and always will be, various types of relationships, like polyandry and polygamy and incest and platonic and  pedaphilic and beastiality, that can't legally have "marriage equality." This is a sore-spot for even some gay activists and others. (See HERE and HERE and HERE)
  • As a rule, and for biological reasons, homosexual couples will never be equal to heterosexual couples in two key respects
    • Procreation. The simple fact of life is that, unlike as a general rule with heterosexuals, homosexual couples, between themselves, cannot conceive children. At the very best they, like infertile heterosexuals couples, must also involve an opposite-sex person in some way (as a sperm or egg donor) in order to procreate. And, since procreation is a paramount element of marriage, particularly in regards to state interest in marriage--both in terms of limiting it to legal relationships as well as growing and maintaining and raising populations (see HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and  HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE), heterosexual couples are unavoidably superior to homosexual couples. They aren't equal...and legalizing same-sex marriage doesn't, nor can it change this fact. This is underscored by relatively few homosexual households that have children (25% as compared with 45% for heterosexual households), and those that do, the vast majority of those children came from prior heterosexual relationships (see HERE), and the number of households is declining (see HERE). 
    • Important distinctions between men and women. Another simple fact of life is that heterosexual couples entail a diversity of genders (man and woman), and homosexual couples do not. And, since each gender has their own respective beneficial qualities and characteristics (see HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE) that, as a general rule, they excel at over the other gender (see previous links as well as HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE), and with which they compliment each other, particularly in terms of raising children (see HERE and HERE), then as a couple, heterosexuals are superior to homosexuals, particularly in regards to state interest in marriage and child-rearing. (See HERE) This is common sense and the lesson learned from several millennium of physical and social evolution--certain dubious scientific studies to the contrary notwithstanding. (See HERE and HERE and HERE)
  • Culturally, homosexual committed relationships/marriages are so different from traditional marriages as to make the two not only unequal, but virtually nothing alike. (See HERE) They differ in terms of:
    • Marital rates: homosexuals (about 6%) as compared with heterosexuals (95%). (See HERE)
    • Relationship longevity: homosexual (only 29% last up to 7 years) as compared with traditional marriage (70% last up to 10 years). (ibid)
    • Divorce rates: homosexuals are 50% to 300% more likely to divorce than heterosexuals. (See HERE)
    • Infidelity rates:  Homosexuals (4.5 - 25% were monogamous) as compared with heterosexuals (70 - 88% were monogamous). (See HERE and HERE)
    • Views on monogamy in committed relationships: homosexuals (50% believe sex outside their committed relationship is morally permissible) as compared to heterosexuals (7% believe adultery is morally permissible). (See HERE)
    • Promiscuity rates: Homosexuals (average 20 - 106 sexual partners per year) compared to heterosexuals (average 8 per lifetime). (See HERE and HERE)
    • Domestic violence rates: Homosexuals (4.6 - 5.8% annually) compared to heterosexuals (0.035 - 0.27% annually). (See HERE and HERE and HERE)
    • Receiving Public Assistance: Homosexual men (1.2%) and women (2.2%) compared to heterosexual men and women (0,9%). (See HERE)
    • Median age of death: homosexuals males (42 - 45 years-old) compared with heterosexual married men (75 - 79 years-old). (See HERE)

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