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Mat and unabashed bias: One marriage in need of divorce

by Jeremy Hooper

This writer refuses to again defend his own bond against ignorance. One, because I know it will fall on deaf ears with "gays are incapable of commitment" crowd. Two, because I feel like I lose a little bit of myself every time I place my union in the "pro-family" test tube for their approval.

200902051139However, for the sake of showing just how frequently and consciencelessly our organized opposition works to undermine our bonds, I will now show you this, the latest attack from Mat Staver:

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel is not surprised [about the Goodridge's divorce]. He contends such types of relationships are short-lived.

"In fact, even in male-male relationships there is a general philosophy among same-sex relationships that they are open relationships -- which means that even if they live under the same roof, they have affairs frequently and often with many other partners throughout their lives," he points out.

Staver predicts that homosexual divorce will be commonplace because homosexuals only want marriage simply to validate their "abnormal and aberrant lifestyle."

"What we see in Massachusetts is the future of same-sex marriage," says the attorney. "They simply want same-sex marriage -- not to have long-lasting, committed relationships, as they often like to say to the media...."
Same-sex 'marriage' - validation, not commitment [ONN]

Ya know, reminding these folks of the huge hetero divorce rate is so Bush era. Now would seem like a great time to instead remind Mat (and everyone) of the more than four million marriage heterosexuals who are currently using the Ashley Madison "have an affair" site. If ever there was an Achilles heel for the "gay marriage is more unstable" argument, it would seem to be that!!

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And, four million is just the ones who actively use the internet for their adulterous extramarital cruising. The actual number of "open" (by actions if not by title) hetero marriages (let alone cohabitating couples) probably dwarfs that number by comparison.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 5, 2009 12:13:02 PM

Free to marry, free to divorce. Equality

Posted by: Arthur | Feb 5, 2009 12:23:08 PM

When hear the comment about gays having "open relationships" I often think how they are in OPEN open relationships as opposed to all the heterosexual marriages where they are in open relationships except the other partner doesn't know. Straight strip clubs aren't packed for the cheap drinks, and hookers in convention-centric cities would go broke without the hoards of married men they screw.

Posted by: Gavin | Feb 5, 2009 1:06:51 PM

My thoughts - pompous asses like Matt who are so quick to throw the first stone are probably offenders. They forget that Jesus said "Let ye who is without sin cast the first stone" - - - - Matt (and his oh so wonderful christians) all make me sick!

Posted by: tom | Feb 5, 2009 1:51:16 PM

"What we see in Massachusetts is the future of same-sex marriage."

Finally, he speaks the truth!

In Massachusetts, same-sex marriage is about equality. We have a governor who gets it, a legislature that (more than 75%) gets it, and a citizenry that (mostly) gets it.

I encourage all people everywhere to emulate Massachusetts and the future of marriage equality!

Posted by: tjc | Feb 5, 2009 2:44:47 PM

Staver's own mother divorced his father when he was 2 years old...

"He was born in Harvard, Ill., the youngest of seven children, in 1956. Staver's mother divorced a father he calls abusive shortly after the family moved to Florida. Staver was 2 1/2 years old."

Divorce happens! But that doesn't make marriage meaningless.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Feb 5, 2009 4:16:59 PM

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