Gay Marriage
July 1, 2011 6:45 AM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: A thin op-ed doesn't really make a good metafilter post -- vacapinta

Speaking as a member of the cultural elite, I disagree.
posted by box at 6:47 AM on July 1, 2011

What? No. No no no no. This is stupid.
posted by Rory Marinich at 6:49 AM on July 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

look at this article i disagree with!
posted by nathancaswell at 6:49 AM on July 1, 2011

My support for gay marriage is not because I want to prove I'm "more righteous than thou."

My support for gay marriage is entirely because I know two guys named David and Barry who've been together for nearly 30 years and are one of the most committed couples I know, even through all sorts of caring-for-aging-and-dying-parents crap in recent years, and I therefore cannot think of any good reason WHATSOEVER that those two should not be allowed to get married.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:49 AM on July 1, 2011 [5 favorites]

Ever go to flag something but you haven't had enough coffee and you accidentally favorite instead and you're all "NO NO NONONO NONO" as you try to unfavorite it as quickly as possible?
posted by nathancaswell at 6:50 AM on July 1, 2011 [2 favorites]

What we have here is the casual affirmation of a double standard: tolerance towards supporters of gay marriage, and intolerance towards opponents of gay marriage.

Oh, good grief. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. GAH.
posted by davidjmcgee at 6:50 AM on July 1, 2011 [4 favorites]

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Oh. That explains it.
posted by davidjmcgee at 6:52 AM on July 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

Even if this WAS true, so what?
posted by Legomancer at 6:53 AM on July 1, 2011

And this matters because...?
posted by daniel_charms at 6:53 AM on July 1, 2011

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