Tuesday, July 15, 2003

"I have a belief that marriage is for the purpose of procreation and it's between men and women." - Sen. John F. Kerry, presidential candidate, Washington Post, July 11, 2003.

And how many children has he and his current (2nd) wife had since their marriage in 1995? (hint: it's less than one) Now, I'm not suggesting that he and his wife go have children - that's none of my business what they do; but certainly in the 8 years they've been married, he's seen something other than procreation as the reason for their marriage, no? Perhaps he even gave that some thought before they got married. But as the audio part of the interview indicates, he seems to think that everything that a marriage means shuold be afforded gay couples, as long as they don't call it "marriage" - what's with that, then? Some sort of shrewd political thinking (I'll lose more advocating gay marriage than I could possibly win), or is it that other thing he says about marriage - "I've been willing to take my lumps on everything that I think enhances people's rights and gives people equality, but I think there is something special about the institution of marriage" - and the "special" part is that only sex-discordant couples should enjoy it's rights and responsibilities? I can just see him in bed with his wife, cuddling up, snuggling close to her ear and saying in his silliest babytalk voice: "Dis is just so special, I don't want anyone else to have it, snookums."