Friday, July 15, 2011

Adam and Steve To Get Married In New York - The Backlash Begins

A town clerk here in my state of New York has recently resigned her position because, in her words, "There was no protection provided in the legislation of Town Clerks who are unable to sign these marriage licenses due to personal religious convictions, even though our US Constitution supports freedom of religion."

My response to that, well, don't let the door hit you on the way out, Ms. Fotusky.

Before same-sex marriage became legal in New York State, I wonder, did Ms. Fotusky ever wonder if any of the marriage licenses she signed for heterosexual marriages were for marriages that might have conflicted with her religious beliefs?

After all, some married couples have open marriages.  Did Fotusky bother to ask the bride and groom if they intended to fornicate with other people?   Perhaps one or both spouses entered into the marriage intending to engage in an adulterous affair behind the back of the other.  Maybe one married the other simply for the other person's money.  Given the prevalence of such behavior, it shouldn't come as a surprise that some of the people who had marriage licenses signed by Ms. Fotusky committed acts that went against her religion.

If these god fearin' town, city and county clerks are so worried about sinful behavior, why get all in a twist about same-sex couples, when quantitatively they have likely signed more marriage licenses for heterosexual marriages where immoral behavior will take place then all of the same-sex marriage licenses their offices will ever be asked to issue?

1 comment:

Gremlin said...

Seeing two guys standing together is simple and immediate. Pondering whether a guy and a chick might fornicate, or get divorced, or eat lobster, or whatever else violates lesserknown commandments requires levels of critical thought reserved for higher mammals.