According to the laws

by Yule Heibel on August 1, 2003

Warren Kinsella‘s July 30 (make that Aug.1) entry is a biting commentary on fundamentalists’ interpretations of Leviticus and the supposedly unlawful nature of same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, the Vatican is in the news, urging Catholics to oppose same-sex unions. This has one Canadian bishop bugling in the cavalry and proclaiming that Jean Chretien (who is Catholic) will go to hell if he legalizes homosexual marriage. Luckily, sanity still prevails in Ottawa, at least in some sectors: “A spokeswoman for Chr


Joel August 1, 2003 at 6:38 am

In my studies of marriage across culture, the one thing that I have found to be common to all of them is the idea that marriage is an institution where you can pick a relative.

So why can’t gays and lesbians do it here? Pure hatefulness is the only obstacle.

Joel August 1, 2003 at 6:39 am

A quick example: among the Nayar, it was the practice for a man to marry a woman who’s only obligation to him was to be the one who grieved for him at his funeral. That’s a genuine marriage as I see it.

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