I don’t blog a lot for the show, mostly because
I am a bad wife and a bad co-host, I look at blogs for a living and I want to stay away from it when I get home. But I feel pretty passionately about this issue and Chip and I have been discussing it at great lengths.
So as you may or may not be aware, North Carolina voted in favor of an amendment to ban gay sex marriage. Chip and I happen to think that there must be some great funding fueling the gay marriage fire… as, to be honest with you, we don’t get how this could be a pertinent political issue. Two people want to get married… who the hell cares? Aren’t we at war and operating at a massive deficit right now? This made us pose the question, who could possibly financially benefit from a ban on gay marriage? The propaganda on this campaign is outlandish and there has been a lot of hype, mutating the issue into a religious one, when in actuality, religion should not be associated with it whatsoever (you know, that whole separation of church and state thing). Religious beliefs should have no impact on a gay man’s ability to be covered under his
husband’s civil partner’s lover’s work health insurance policy.
Ah… there we have it.
The insurance industry stands to benefit from a ban on gay marriage. By ensuring that gay marriage is not recognized, an insurance company is not obligated to cover the gay partner, unless the company pays a higher premium to recognize the union (which some companies graciously do).
This is the only theory that makes sense to me. What else could possibly keep the political ball rolling on banning gay marriage, which seems to me the most victimless, harmless thing in America? We actually voted on this… people left their La-Z-Boys and fried pepperoni sticks to stand AGAINST people in love uniting. Why would we even have a vote on this? I mean, our next poll will be on, “Should we allow kids to eat popcorn?” To make matters worse, the bigoted gay-bashers call marriage this religious rite. While it is a significant part of religion, what if two people get married in Vegas? Or in front of a justice of the peace? Are they LESS married?
Come on folks, Jeebus doesn’t give a shit if two people in love publicly declare their devotion to each other. Stop padding the insurance companies’ wallets. Don’t we give them enough with our $200 band-aids and $150,000 surgeries?