Disappointed in Wisconsin

I suppose it isn’t a surprise, but we voted to amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage.  Voters proved that they were easily swayed by the threat of, well, nothing at all.  There was no gay marriage here last week, there wouldn’t be gay marriage whether the amendment passed or not.  That seems to be one area that people just couldn’t understand.  I heard so many people talk about stopping same sex marriage.  It wasn’t happening to begin with!  Beyond that, people keep making this a Christian issue.  No amount of voting would force a church to allow any kind of marriage.  I don’t get how it’s a religious issue, it’s a legal issue.  It’s also constitutionally mandated discrimination.  Maybe we should stop those colored folks from getting married while we’re at it.  Anyway, other people were making this about money.  I heard many people say that same sex marriage would promote abuse of insurance benefits (what this amendment was really about).  So we’d have all sorts of people getting married just for benefits.  We don’t have that now?  Easy fix, just have a 1 year moratorium on insurance benefits for married couples (of any sexual orientation).  Obviously insurance companies could do what they wanted in the end, but I see this as an easy way to go.  In the first year, maybe have benefits like health insurance offered at full cost for spouses.  Either way, if it’s a money issue, there’s plenty of smarter ways around it than this.  I’m just not pleased with how the people in this state think.  It is just another way of showing how closed-off this country is.  We legislate morality constantly and try to censor what people are supposed to think, say, see, hear according to certain agendas.  November 7th is a day that Wisconsin, and many other states, turned their backs on freedom.

Jay

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Jay Ratkowski runs this joint, which is why his name is on the front door. You can find him elsewhere at Google+, Facebook, or Twitter

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