Thursday, February 15, 2007

A (pro)creative initiative

So marriage is about procreation? That's what Washington state's Defense of Marriage Act suggests, and the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance means to make them follow through on it. Enter Initiative 957, which would require a couple to prove that they can have children before they are allowed to marry, and make them have a child within the first three years of marriage or face annulment.

(Via Cyborg Democracy.)

9 comments:

R. Lee said...

Guess I'm a pinko commie treasonous liberal after all. Been married 30 years, no kids.

Hmmm . . .

Mac said...

R. Lee--

What? You haven't reproduced? Admit it: you *want* the terrorists to win. ;-)

W.M. Bear said...

And here I thought Washington was a relatively progressive state. That has got to be one of the stupidest political measures I have ever heard of, Bush administration crapola notwithstanding.

Dustin said...

That is, honestly, one of the strangest things I've ever heard, especially out of the northwest.

R. Lee said...

As someone who lives in the Northwest, it isn't all that weird. Wait; it's weird all right, but not that weird that weirdos like that would come up with something so stupidly weird.

Justin Pasieka said...

I could swear I read that this was introduced by a PRO-homosexual group as a ploy to make conservative/traditional types accept a black and white legal definition of marriage/family, so they'd stop being fuckin' hypocrites every time they popped a bun into the oven out of wed-lock. Sort of a reverse psychology thing. Am I wrong?

All this needs is a little google news action to clear up.

Mac said...

Dustin, everyone-

It's absolutely a ploy to expose "marriage=procreation" as bullshit -- and a funny one, I think.

Dustin said...

Haha, nicely said Regan. It's not the kind of weird that weirdos like. I think I'll quote that sometime.

Mac, it does seem to be exactly that, and it's really an odd way to go about it. However, it grabs attention while getting a point across, as I'm sure it was meant to.

R. Lee said...

I remember awhile back, when I had told someone how long we'd been married, and that we didn't have children: her response, in total shock was:
"But what do you do all day?"