[ExI] Change of thought (was Just curious, it's not natural!)

Anna Taylor femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Thu Sep 6 02:06:51 UTC 2007

BTW, in case I in any way, gave notion, that this was
a political issue, I wasn't aware.  I was referring to
the moral aspect of my decision.  This was simply an
experience that made me aware that maybe all my
beliefs aren't always true, right and exact. I'm
thankful of that.  

Thanks for listening.

--- Anna Taylor <femmechakra at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> I had the privilege last weekend to attend my first
> gay marriage. Before the wedding, I thought deeply
> about what my conviction was regarding gay marriage.
> (Of course this led me back to what I had written a
> year ago, see below.)  
> This particular wedding will forever be in my
> thoughts.  It's amazing how one experience can alter
> a
> belief perception.
> After seeing them together, it seems silly to me to
> have wasted time even debating such an issue.  Who
> am
> I to decide what is better for one than the other?
> Who
> am I to judge?  
> Anyhow, didn't mean to bore anybody but I did feel
> the
> need to apologize to those that may have been
> offended
> by some of my remarks.  
> Hope everyone on the Extropy List has had a
> wonderful
> summer.
> Anna:)
> Anna wrote on Mon Oct 30:
> >>> >Why wouldn't the gay communities want their own
> >>> >word for their union and still keep the basic
> >>> >laws for spouse and marital?
> On 10/31/06, Terry Colvin <fortean1 at
> mindspring.com>
> forwarded:
> >> Maybe because they're forming a union, joined for
> >>life, and creating a family -- so there's a
> perfectly
> >>good word for that already in existence.
> That word is already taken.  It describes the
> "Union"
> between male and female.  
> >>In any case, it's not "scriptural" -- the
> >>institution predates and is independent of any
> >>particular scripture.
> No. Laws are institutions that predate.  If gays
> want
> to be married, I again will repeat, I have no
> problem
> with that.  I believe they should have every right
> to
> the same benefits and laws as a "married" couple
> should have but I think it should be defined by a
> different word.  
> >>>I can't presume to understand the relationship
> >>>between 2 men or 2 women and who am I to judge
> what
> >>>"Union" they want but as a heterosexual woman,
> >>>don't I have every right to keep word
> "marriage"?.
> >> Sure you do. Your marriage won't suddenly become
> >>a "flerm" just because someone else got married.
> Did
> >>all heterosexual marriages suddenly change somehow
> >>in 1989, when Denmark recognized gay marriage?
> It's not about recognizing gay marriage.  I have the
> up most respect for gays, I would never disrespect
> any
> choice of sexual behaviour unless it violates
> rights.
> I
> feel using the word "marriage" as a symbol of the
> union between 2 men or 2 women violates my right as
> a
> heterosexual female.  Why is that so wrong?
> >> What you don't necessarily have is the right to
> >>deny the word to other people.
> Why? If the word had already been established, why
> wouldn't I have the right to keep it just the way it
> is? The "Union" between man and woman.
> What I don't understand is why the gay community
> would
> not choose to represent itself as a self-sufficient
> member of society and choose a word that describes
> what their future "union" may one day represent.
> I am aware that most don't believe in the sanction
> of
> a woman and a man.  That's their choice.  I do.  Not
> the laws, not the piece of paper but the choice to
> want to procreate with somebody and evolve as
> humans. 
> It's not my scenario, at the present time, but I do
> believe that it should be a right and that "right"
> is
> the term defined by the word "marriage".
> Just an opinion.
> Anna
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