Redefining Marriage, Redefining Obama

Is is widely reported that President Obama is in support of same sex marriage. It is important to note that his campaign started less than a week ago and with that in mind this is how I interpret his “evolving” position…

At a certain point, I’ve just concluded, that for me politically it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married after I get re-elected. – President Obama

Redefining Marriage

Gay people love to redefine words. The word gay itself didn’t always mean homosexual. For most of its history, the word gay mean jolly or joyful, synonymous to carefree. In this this fashion the word fabulous has been co-opted by the gay community to FABULOUS, as described in Urban Dictionary to “the ultimate compliment in the gay community.” Now, the queer as folk people want to redefine the word marriage.

Homosexuality has existed since as long as marriage itself, for it has to exist if the bible bans it as many Christians believe. We have found pottery fragments and murals from ancient Greek and Roman archeological sites. Even in these ancient cultures where homosexuality was allowed, marriage was between a man and a woman. It is only now that certain people want to redefine marriage to be between two people that love each, no matter their sex.

The simple argument for gay marriage is that the current concept of marriage, between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples. The idea, concept, and word marriage itself doesn’t discriminate but there are laws that surrounding health care, inheritance, and other benefits that are applied only to married couples, not co-habitating couples, or it’s complicated relations, etc. So as it has been done before, the approach to addressing these issues is to co-opt the word marriage to mean something entirely different.

As described earlier, the word gay didn’t always have to define homosexuality. But the one thing that the gay community does well is redefine terms and the word gay wasn’t enough to encompasses everyone in the community. In fact, word gay is not inclusive enough that the gay community uses the following term: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA). In a similar fashion, I wouldn’t be surprised if the word marriage will eventually take a similar inclusive approach if we redefine it.

So if we are to redefine marriage to be between two people that love each other, I think it is not inclusive enough. We should ensure that all sexual subcultures can participant in the marriage 2.0. Why should we stop at two people, we should include polygamist too. So we should define marriage to be between any number of people that love each other. But even with this definition there are state laws that govern he age of consent, we should remove those discriminatory laws and redefine marriage to be between any number of consent post-pubescent individuals that love each other. But event his is not inclusive enough because some people love their family members or real dolls or pets or some other inanimate object in a way we don’t understand.

The G-Word

From the beginning of the time, the word gay has always meant merry, happy, lively. To say someone had gay spirits meant that they have a merry spirit about them, not that they had homosexual ghosts in their apartment. Throughout the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, songs that meant to lift a persons spirit often used the word gay to describe a merry old time. Up until recent more recent time, maybe in 80’s, the word was hijacked by the homosexual community to be mean what we know the word to mean, gay. So moving into the 90’s calling someone was calling them homosexual, and this word was used by the homosexual community to describe themselves as gay. But somewhere along this time, the word gay was hijacked once again. Because the use of the word was so gay, it started to be used as a pejorative fashion. For example, a straight person would say that something was gay to mean that it was bad, or suckie, or gay. Another interesting point, is that gay women opted to self identify using the word lesbian, not gay. Gay males were the only ones that still self identify as gay to describe their sexual orientation. So now we live in a world where the word gay is colloquially used in two different forms, in one for homosexual males to self identify, and by everyone else to describe something that sucks! But because the Political Correctness Police (PCP) want to abolish any word that can be deemed hurtful the word gay is the gay version of the N-word. And of course, this is happening at a time when every millennial of every color is self identifying by the use of the N-word.