Everyone wants it until they get it, and then they want to be a little bit less equal.
Gays like to equate their struggle to racial equality. I don’t recall in history when African Americans got equal rights and complained—I don’t want to vote! I don’t want to do jury duty! I don’t want to pay taxes! I don’t want to… fill in the blank. No, most races and ethnic groups embraced equality even with its warts.
The LGBT community apparently wants equality their way, nice, comfy, and cozy!
Case in point: Now that gay marriages are legally allowed in New York, hundreds of couples have taken vows, walked the aisle, or become a “married” couple in some forum or another. Interestingly, I heard a story on NPR last week that indicated some couples were marrying less for love than for economic reasons. The reason is that some employers have agreements with their employees that if and when same-sex marriage becomes legal in that state, the couple must marry in order to retain the partner’s medical coverage. And some gays and lesbians are crying foul.
It tells me a few things. First, they apparently signed the agreement to get the job, never really thinking that day would come. Second, they’re not really committed in the relationship–at least, not enough to marry.
So Equality Issue #1: Gays and lesbians, not being able to legally marry, wanted to cover their partners on their employer-provided benefits. Liberal employers gave in to the pressure and lest they appear to be hostile to gays and lesbians, allowed for civil union coverage. With civil union being close to marriage, it only seemed fair to give these couples some benefits.
The logical conclusion is that a heterosexual couple should be able to join in a civil union and get benefits too. Nope! Get married or otherwise, you’re just shacking up!
Equality Issue #2: Now that same-sex marriage in New York (and other states) is legal, there is no reason to continue civil union coverage. Get married or otherwise, you’re just shacking up—just like the heterosexual couple you wanted to be equal with.
Wait, you don’t want to be THAT equal??? Then you want to be treated as “special” and then there is no equality.
You can’t have your wedding cake and eat it too!