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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The Real Threat

Finally! With all this false rhetoric about gay unions being a threat to marriage, a public official is drawing attention to the real, tautological threat to marriage — divorce. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee plans to convert his vows into a "covenant marriage" next Valentine's Day and calls other serious couples to consider doing the same.

A covenant marriage, which is also an option in Louisiana and Arizona, requires pre-wedding counseling and allows divorce only in cases of adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, abuse and after a substantial waiting period. In my opinion, these should be mandatory for anyone who espouses that gay people shouldn't be allowed to unite because their union challenges the supposed sanctity of the bond. In too many cases, these evangelical fanatics are on their own second or third marriages. It's simply hypocritical that they can play loose with the tradition while denying other Americans (those who are gay) the same prerogative.

At this point in time, half of the marriages in this country end in divorce. Does it need to be pointed out that gay people have not had a part in contributing to such a dismal track record? Just how sacred is heterosexual marriage, anyway?

Link --> Arkansas Governor Embraces Covenant Marriage

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