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And They Lived Happily Ever After

I didn’t expect to wake up this morning.

Why?  Because I thought the world was going to come to an end yesterday.  At least that’s what i was led to believe after listening to the wailing and gnashing of teeth over federal Judge Richard Young’s common sense ruling that Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, like bans in most jurisdictions, has no rational basis so it was thrown out as unconstitutional.

Hundreds of people lined up at the Marion County Clerk’s Office to tie the knot.  A number of them had been together longer as partners than most heterosexual couples have as married. They were happy.  They were ecstatic.  And I was happy for them.

I know how I felt when I got married on September 5, 2009 (see I even remembered the date, not bad for a guy, huh) and it’s always good to see someone else experience that same feeling.

But despite what was a happy day for a lot of people, the folks who for whatever reason can’t get past this issue could have swore this was last nail in the coffin of the moral decline of America.

I don’t get it and frankly never have.

As I have stated before, same-sex marriage doesn’t infringe on my liberty or freedom, so I have a hard time getting worked up over it.  I am also very secure in my sexual identity so I don’t spend all day complaining and obsessing over what my neighbors do behind closed doors.

I also don’t worry about someone trying to use this ruling to marry their pet iguana or trying to engage in polygamy with an exponent because those arguments are just silly.

And to be frank, if the critics of same-sex marriage would spend as much time working on their own marriages as they do freaking out over someone else’s maybe they could live happily ever after too.

  • malercous

    All these judges are part of Obama’s scheme to deny us conservatives’ the right not to allow others to gay marry. Liberals are always picking on us decent folk.

  • Dan Heizinger

    Ah, your name reveals you’re a Muslim. I hope ISIS get ahold of you in the wake of this article

  • Ignatz

    Yes, American right-wingers and Muslim fundamentalists have hatred of gay in common (and quite a few other things). Thanks for reminding us.

  • John Drake

    Well, maybe I’m silly, but how am I to know? I can’t go on your mere assertion, so would you please explain why we are not on a slippery slope leading to polygamy, bestiality, paedophilia, etc. After all, if people are just wired a certain way, then what can possibly be wrong with it? And who is anyone else to complain and obsess about what they do behind closed doors?

  • DaCoachK

    Long lasting homo relationships? Monogamy and homosexuality are incompatible because promiscuity is a bedrock principle of being a queer. God, these people were so much easier to abide when they too knew something was terribly wrong with them, and they knew their place.

  • Dan Heizinger

    re7ard, the author is a Muzzy.

  • Ignatz

    Yes, I know. But not a fundamentalist. As you pointed out, you and Muslim fundamentalists have a lot in common. Fundamentalists are all alike, whatever the actual religion or ideology.

    Not only do you hate guys just like ISIS, by your own words, you HOPE the Muslim fundamentalists do to this gentleman what YOU want to do.

    You hate them because it’s like looking in a mirror.

  • prjoe

    What a well thought-out, rational article. Thanks. By the hateful comments here, I see that Indiana is indeed the “Mississippi of the North”.

  • Steve

    Great job Abdul. Sure bringing the whack jobs from under their rocks.

  • The_Amazing_Abdul

    Muzzy? Why don’t you just call me a nigger, you’ll at least be honest and feel better.

  • malercous

    Please note that my response was sarcasm. Then again, from what conservatives actually say these days it can be hard to tell sarcasm from reality. Hell, I still have a hard time believing that Rush isn’t really mocking conservatives.

  • Cattus Petasattus