So the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage yesterday, and who knows how they’ll rule but the course we’re on now seems pretty certain. I still find this thing absurd, but with how much emotion there is and how quickly it’s come upon people, trying to talk rationally about gay marriage is like trying to talk rationally about regular marriage to two lovesick teenagers. Of course, marriage is not really a rational thing anyway — it’s a religious thing — and that’s why emotion will win out in the end. And that’s why the arguments will always get silly (such as those in front of SCOTUS trying to explain how same-sex marriage must be allowed by polygamy is still bad and icky).
As I’ve said before, the best end is to get government out of marriage all together — completely separate the religious aspects from the legal ones. No one seems to be leading us in that direction, though, and all that’s left to do is just watch as this train wreck everyone is so excited for happens (“It’s the civil right issue of our generation!”). The government will come up with a new definition of marriage — and then another and another until it’s a completely silly abstraction. And then there will be the lawsuits on churches that won’t perform same-sex marriages — religious liberty has just become an obstacle for free birth control anyway.
Oh well. We’ll muddle through it. And maybe learn something in the end… if the country is still around because it hasn’t collapsed in debt or something.