"The laws concerning marriage did not create marriage, they merely attempted
to solve problems in such areas as inheritance, property, paternity, divorce,
adoption and so on" - O.S.C. from this article.This quote
highlights the exact same reason why gay marriage had to be allowed. To be
trully democratic and accept everybody in society, homosexual people need to
have their rights on equal footing to heterosexual people. It's all about
legalities. Yes ... surely it may not be a relationship where the couple can
generate new children , but they often adopt and treat children better than the
couple that abandoned the child. What if this is the natures way of guaranteeing
that every children has the chance to be treated well ? But I digress, the point
is that legaly homosecuals need their right of legal marriage , and that's
not inventing marriage, that's fixing the law to make sure all citizens
have their rights equally. I'm disapointed to see the author of one book
such as Ender's Game have this view on REAL LIFE relationships.
One sentence I agree with Mr. Card: "Biological imperatives trump laws."
Homosexuality is perfectly natural and perfectly biological. To legislate them
out of existence is a fool's errand.
Mormons are exciting the pro-gay backlash by being so virulently
anti-homosexual, this will result in accelerating the legalization and
acceptance of homosexual marriage, which will also have the added benefit of
leading to the decriminalization of polygamy.
In ancient society the nobility had a practice of Affrèrement, whereby
unrelated same-sex couples would unite their estates for the raising of family
and for jointly holding property. These unions were recorded in parish records
as being equivalent to opposite-sex unions.
I have long been a fan of Mr. Card's speculative fiction. He should stick
to speculative fiction and eschew pronouncements on the destruction of democracy
since he has just demonstrated his complete ignorance of the democratic process
as he has demonstrated his inability to understand the workings of the Bill of
Rights. The democratic process is a fluid process (as is the application of the
Constitution of the United States) that fits its self to the particular time and
society to which it is to be applied. Mr. Card may recall that at one time one
person could be bought and sold by another person in this country, a practice
that is now repugnant to everyone with a pulse. I anticipate that in a very
short period of time those people who share Mr. Card's stilted view of
relationship will be tossed into the same trashbin of value as those who fought
on the loosing side during the Civil War. Stick to fiction Mr. Card, you are no
good at anything else.
Orson Scott Card, who is a board member of the National Organization against
Marriage (NOM): “Marriage has only one definition and any government that
attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government
and bring it down.”That counts as sedition and incitement.
I also have to question his sincere committment to what he terms "faithful
sexual monogamy" when he slyly limits its "persistence until death"
when he knows the LDS belief is that polygamy once again will reign supreme.
Since he readily insists that sexual monogamy provides protection to both the
husband and wife, will he be rallying the masses when he moves on to the next
realm? I myself am campaigning for polyandry ;) and feel really maligned
because while championing the rights of the LGBT and their motto to be allowed
to "marry who they love" the liberal arm of the government including all
the civil rights champions at MSNBC seem to feel that while it is Ok for LGBT to
marry it isn't for others who are heterosexual but just can't make up
their mind. I was even hurt to hear Rachel Maddow label heterosexual
polyandrites as deviant. Everybody has a dog in this fight so it seems. I will
be buying a ticket though to your movie...it better be good for what I'm
going to have to pay...but that is a whole other issue.
While I don't entirely disagree with the writer, I do find it ludicrous for
him to suggest that the feds do not have the right to interfere with what should
be a state matter especially on this issue. With regards to the immediate issue
of marriage, Utah bowed quite deeply to the feds when it came to polygamy which
was exactly in the same boat as gay marriage.