Monday, June 1, 2009

The Meaning of Traditional Marriage

Via Donklephant

After listening to conservative religious leaders talk about preserving the 5000 years of traditional marriage between a man and a woman on NPR last week, I just had to laugh at the notion that marriage was a true reflection of family values and love. For the most part, marriages were arranged and women were considered property to be bartered like animals or land. Traditional Marriage link…

Marriage as we know it today is a partnership based on love and trust…or so we would like to believe. So why is it hard for some people to understand that contemporary marriage cannot extend itself to same sex couples? Just 40 years ago we had segregated bathrooms. There’s no doubt we have a long way to go as a society to push for equal rights for all members of the human race, I just want to set the record straight on how far we have come since the days of arranged marriages and the feudal system that in some degree still exists today.

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