Marriage Equality or Deception?
We hear about how the the whole issues is about equality and that is a choice of words used to quell any decent from the the new proposal put forward. Equality is and interesting word that can be used to mean what it never been intended to mean!
People are obsessed with equality (or the lack thereof) these days. Outraged about inequality of income, the self-described 99 percent took to urban camping to berate the top 1 percent of income earners. In his State of the Union Address, President Obama trotted out Warren Buffett’s secretary to underscore the injustice that the rich and poor do not have an equal tax burden—supposedly, the rich have too much and pay too little.
On one level, a certain concern with inequality is understandable in a nation such as ours, founded on the self-evident truth of equality. The Declaration of Independence proclaims “that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”
But, is the Declaration of Independence’s definition of equality the same as the current understanding of equality?
“In his Second Inaugural Address, President Obama declared that “if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” Headlines and blogs around the country proclaim that the Supreme Court is ready to tackle the issue of “marriage equality.” If that’s the issue —“marriage equality”—then the correct outcome seems irresistible, doesn’t it? But is “marriage equality” really the issue? In a recent exchange at the University of San Diego, a public interest lawyer told me that his organization was litigating in behalf of “marriage equality.” “So, if I’m opposed to same sex marriage,” I asked, “I suppose I must be either against marriage or against equality?” He grinned. “You might be against both.” It was a clever response—but also a misguided one. And utterly question begging, in an all too familiar and unfortunate way.”
The real question should be what kind of relationship is envisioned by the proposes of so called “Marriage Equality”? The next question is what is marriage in regard to relationships between peoples? The focus of the debate is on equality or not and it is not on the relationship itself. The relationship that marriage creates is the most important and that it is in itself not the subject of discussion, which seems to be very weird to me. An intelligent government would discuss the ideas of the relationships that the various groups would envisage that the “marriage relationship”. Such a discussion would establish the true difference that would prove beyond doubt that the relationships envisioned were so different that different and distinguishable titles of the relationships would be needed. As this is resisted at every turn proves the point that it is about Marriage deception and not marriage equality.