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[Nov. 30th, 2008|02:42 am]
dan and i just saw the movie milk at the kendall square cinema
it was great. you should see it too.
i didn't know who harvey milk was before the movie came out.
i also didn't realize exactly how horrible our country has been to gay people.
like, back then, they had prop 6 on the ballot to try to get all homosexual teachers fired. (!)

this movie certainly came out at an appropriate time.
and a lot of the anti-gay proposition backed by religious groups sounded familiar.

i still wonder, what exactly is marriage doing in our government anyway?
marriage has always seemed like a religious thing.
to me, it makes sense to get religion out of our government.
give everyone (including me who will probably marry a dude) civil unions with hospital, adoption, etc rights.
and then if some bigoted churches still wish to have "traditional family values"
well fuck 'em
gay people can get married at a different, nicer church

[User Picture]From: emengee
2008-11-30 08:53 am (UTC)
I agree with you completely. The way we currently define marriage leaves a very unhealthily overlap of church and state. The unfortunate part is that even if we were to disconnect marriage with civil unions, there are international rights in some parts of the world that are also based on "marriage", which further complicates things. It's only a small downside, though.
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[User Picture]From: coolerq
2008-12-01 02:09 am (UTC)
I agree with you. I've been advocating the same thing (government-acknowledged civil unions, and religion-acknowledged marriages) for a while. Unfortunately, many religious people feel entitled to government-acknowledge marriages.

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