I am registered with the Independent Party. As such, I get mail from political action groups proposing this and that. Imagine my amusement that I was mailed a "Myths about Same Sex Marriage" brochure from a local group of bigots. They wanted me to send a donation so they can help spread the word that marriage is between one man and one woman.
One of their arguments is as follows;
Q: Isn't it discrimination to deny marriages to gays and lesbians?
No. Every person -- male and female -- is treated equally under current marriage laws. These laws forbid marrying close relatives, people under a certain age or a person of the same gender.
Really?! Damn... you mean I can't marry my cousin? Or a 10 year-old? Who would've known?
And marrying a person of the same gender is in the same category as incest and pedophilia? I didn't know that either.
Well, at least everyone is treated equally, right? Well if it's so fair, why can't I marry the female partner that I love. How is that fair?
This mailer sought to enlighten me about the evils of gay marriage, and requested that I send in a nice donation to help them spread the word. Fortunately they included a postage paid envelope so I mailed it back to them, and wrote in large, red letters
Just needed to share.