Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Same Sex Marraige in Maryland

This is the response I got to a letter to my State delegate about supporting same sex marriage in Maryland;

January 31, 2012
Dear Mr. Alexander,
Thank you for contacting me about your support of the proposed same-sex marriage legislation.
I really appreciate you contacting me and your perspective on this issue, but I have to respectfully disagree.
If you would like to discuss this issue further please do not hesitate to contact me at 410.841.3070 or email at Justin.Ready@house.state.md.us.

Justin Ready ,Member, House of Delegates

This is my response;

Mr. Ready,
I am 55, I am a cancer survivor and my husband and I will celebrate 28 years together this year!

What is your reason for denying us the right to legally marry? If you say "marriage ha always been one man one woman" You are ignorant of the Bible that you use to discriminate against me with! I have studied for the
ministry and know the bible well. Biblically there is NO reference to one man one woman! There are many places where Patriarchs and heroes of the bible are shown to have multiple wives! Fundamentalists like to interpret the bible as saying one man one woman, but it clearly never says that AND clearly says multiple wives was the norm!

If you say you deny me the right to marry because you want to "protect the sanctity of marriage"...well, I fail to understand how my 28 years with the same man, in a committed, monogamous relationship harms the sanctity of marriage in any way? And how Newt Gingrich's 3 marriages (2 of which he cheated on while his wife was ill) , Brittany Spears 72 hour marriage, other straight people marrying and divorcing multiple times is somehow upholding the sanctity of marriage! Just because it is two people of the opposite sex no matter how frivolous and shallow, they uphold the sanctity of marriage and long term committed relationships that are two people of the same sex is somehow an affront to that?

I know that nothing I say will change your view since you are a Republican and reason and logic makes no impact on you. But I had to try!

Tristan Alexander