Keeping in mind that these ruminations are purely speculative.
G. tells us his muse is a goober. Mine is a crusty old retired Sith Lord.
The Junior Ganymede welcomes this guest post by Kent G. Budge.
My reaction to the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage has been decidedly mixed. By that I mean that I’ve experienced a broad range of emotions over it, none of them positive.
One emotion I haven’t experienced is surprise. We all knew this was coming, and those few of us who professed optimism that the Court might yet rule in favor of the states, or at least rule very narrowly against the states, struck me as whistling furiously in the dark.
However, one emotion I have found myself experiencing, which I did not expect, is remorse.
The courts have found that there cannot possibly be any reason to deny gays the benefits of marriage that is not rooted in animus. Bigots on the Right claiming that there are rational arguments for the traditional view of marriage are just lying about their real motivations. Here’s a quote to prove it:
His Majesty was wearing a sour face when he came out to breakfast this morning.
Freedom of conscience for me, but not for thee.
Will this turn-about be considered fair play?
Calls for diversity and openness do not extend to his position, which is only referred to as hateful and irrational.
Apparently free-love prioritizes sex over actual love.
What ho, what ho, what ho!
As a sagacious and experienced man of the world, I am often called on to render my two bits on the events of the day. In recent years one’s interlocutors have been rather pressing on this matter of what is called, if I have the terms right, frolicsome marriage. One isn’t au courant on all the details, of course, but begging pardon for any blushes mantling maidenly cheeks, as Jeeves explained it to me the whole caboodle has to do with a matrimony where the conjugal relations suffer from a distinct lack of variety. Rather! It hardly seems likely, but he insists. Buttonhole the fellow if you want more information. (more…)