"Sanctity"of marriage- what does that mean, anyway?
With the defeat of Prop 8, the whole concept of the "sanctity of marriage" is being brought up again. The people who are using this term, ie
, the conservatives, are defining this as marriage between one man and one woman. This usage pretends that gay couples don't view their marriages as sacred. This gets to the heart of the problem with marriages in our society. Couples not viewing their marriage as sacred. We have ample evidence that plenty of straight couples cannot grasp sanctity of marriage, and plenty of gay couples who have stayed true to each other, with or without legal sanction, to prove that sexual orientation has nothing to do with being true. Maybe those of us who support marriage equality need to claim sanctity
of marriage. It's not about sexual orientation, or even the couple's beliefs about religion. Sacred marriage is about commitment.