bruv was getting a present, I wanted one as well. "But he's only getting
a present because it's his birthday. You'll get a present when it's your
a present too." I was big on equality, you see. Equality as I per-
ceived it, that is. If he got something then so should I.
because, as you can plainly see, I'm one of those people who don't
like to see other people getting something that I'm not getting,
whether I qualify for it or not.
ing gay marriage in all 50 states. Marriage has always been between
where, to be a husband required having a wife (at least one), and being
even 'though they had no real right to expect it, ask for it, or insist
cally entitled to it or not. Equality is only something that applies to
those who meet the conditions. Same sex couples didn't have the
requisite mix of genders for marriage, so, technically, they just
didn't qualify for it - nothing to do with 'inequality'.
And one thing proponents for gay marriage forget is that, in
a sense, gay people have always had the same rights to marry as
everyone else - to someone of the opposite gender. That was the re-
quirement under the law that the rest of us were subject to; the fact
that they may not have felt inclined to avail themselves of that right
shouldn't mean that society is obliged to rewrite the rules to ac-
commodate their wish to impose their view on the rest of us.
Granting something to a group of people mainly because they
want it, isn't necessarily rectifying an inequality - it's simply giving
in to the demands of those who want the rest of society to dance
to their tune, regardless of how off-key it happens to be.
Next thing we know, people will be wanting to marry their
horses. Wait, I forgot - they already do that in some parts of
America, don't they? Saints preserve us!