By Emily Geiger
So, pretty much the only thing to write about today (and for the foreseeable future) is the obvious… the Iowa Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in Iowa.
I know a lot of social conservatives who never really thought this day would come. They were truly shocked when the decision came down. Unfortunately, I was not.
The thing that really upsets me about this decision is how it ignores the obvious. The court has classified homosexuals as a special “suspect class” of people. Other suspect classes include racial minorities (who for a long time suffered under slavery) and women (who for a long time were denied the right to vote and could be raped and beaten by their husbands with no legal repercussion).
As a woman, I find it highly insulting that homosexuality would even possibly be considered the same as being a woman or a black person. When I go into a job interview, the first thing people notice is that I’m a woman. When a black person goes in for that interview, it’s pretty obvious that they are black. No one knows that someone is homosexual until that person voluntarily reveals that information.
Homosexuality is a behavior. It is not the same as being a woman or a minority. This is about a behavior, not an innate physical characteristic. I can’t stop being a woman. A black person can’t stop being black. Lots of people stop being homosexual.
These things aren’t even in the same ballpark. Apparently, there are about seven people in a big building in Des Moines who never learned the rules of the game.
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