Abdul At Large
And They Lived Happily Ever After
I didn’t expect to wake up this morning.
Why? Because I thought the world was going to come to an end yesterday. At least that’s what I was led to believe after listening to the wailing and gnashing of teeth over federal Judge Richard Young’s common sense ruling that Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, like bans in most jurisdictions, has no rational basis so it was thrown out as unconstitutional.
Hundreds of people lined up at the Marion County Clerk’s Office to tie the knot. A number of them had been together longer as partners than most heterosexual couples have as married. They were happy. They were ecstatic. And I was happy for them.
I know how I felt when I got married on September 5, 2009 (see I even remembered the date, not bad for a guy, huh) and it’s always good to see someone else experience that same feeling.
But despite what was a happy day for a lot of people, the folks who for whatever reason can’t get past this issue could have swore this was last nail in the coffin of the moral decline of America.
I don’t get it and frankly never have.
As I have stated before, same-sex marriage doesn’t infringe on my liberty or freedom, so I have a hard time getting worked up over it. I am also very secure in my sexual identity so I don’t spend all day complaining and obsessing over what my neighbors do behind closed doors.
I also don’t worry about someone trying to use this ruling to marry their pet iguana or trying to engage in polygamy with an exponent because those arguments are just silly.
And to be frank, if the critics of same-sex marriage would spend as much time working on their own marriages as they do freaking out over someone else’s maybe they could live happily ever after too.