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Weddings, Bathrooms, Politics, and George Takei by Ranak Jones

I know it’s been a while, and apparently Jayesh it too busy with his day “job” to contribute on a regular basis. And I’ll be damned if anyone is going to keep me on a schedule, so there you have it, long stretches of nothingness. Jayesh tends to write about business matters, and I won’t fault him for it, that’s his thing. He wants to promote the book. I don’t really care if we don’t sell another. I just like this forum as a place to preach my thoughts while I let my voice recover.

What I want to talk about right now is the debates on homosexuality, marriage and a little bit about transsexuals and restrooms. First, I am not pro-marriage. It’s just a way to promise commitment in front of witnesses, making it a contract that the governments can then charge fees and taxes on. Second and third, I am not homosexual, transsexual or heterosexual. I like my solitude and lack of issues. So now to the issues: why are so many people against same-sex marriage? It’s not like they aren’t living in “sin” as it is?! All the marriage does is make it into a contract. The only benefits I see are the “legitimacy” of their relationship/commitment and they can share a medical plan. No one is saying that it has to be a “Christian” wedding, or a “Muslim” wedding. So why are they throwing out this whole ‘it’s against good Christian/Muslim/whicheverotherfingreligion values’? Are they getting married? No. It’s none of your business. Whatever happened to “Do not judge, so that you will not be judged, since you will be judged in the same judgment that you make, and you will be measured by the same standard you apply?” Not convenient, maybe?

Now my reasoning for it: We need fewer laws and I respect George Takei. Some would say that I am a liberal…maybe. However, my rationale is more conservative (people seem to forget what each is depending on the issue). Conservatives believe in smaller government, letting free enterprise make the rules. Liberals want more government, because they feel that the small or weak need protection. So in essence, an anarchist would be the epitome of conservatives, and a true communist would be the epitome of liberals. By this rationale, I am a conservative who believes in same-sex marriages, transsexuals who can pee in whatever bathroom they choose, abortions are none of my business, churches/religious institutes can reject those marriages from happening in their establishments, and so on and so forth. I also happen to enjoy some Star Trek every now and then.

What I do find kind of funny is that the same people saying that ‘we have the right to bear arms’ and ‘no more big government’ are the same people who want to take away others’ freedoms.




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