Forget love, it’s all about the Benjamins

If you follow the same-sex marriage debate with any seriousness, once you get past the whole “love who you want to”-bit, you begin to see matters a little more clearly. As much as they want to play the loving, devoted couple who deserves to be recognized as such, if you follow the logic, it all becomes clear: it’s all about money.
Ten years ago, these thoughts about same-sex marriage were fantasy limited to the distracted liberal establishment who was living in a fantasy, over the last eighteen months or so, with the US Supreme Court decision against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, not to mention recent court decisions that have “overturned” or forced recognition of those marriages in states that have constitutional ammendments against such, it has become more and more clear, that it’s less about “love” and more about money.
The apostle Paul, in his first letter to his disciple Timothy, identified something interesting: “[…] the love of money is the root of all evil.” If the aim of same-sex marriage is to marry who (or what) you “love”, then that must be money. As a matter of fact, I believe that I can give evidence to this suggestion. One particular case, two “married” men, one of which was dying of cancer, or some other disease, were suing to have their “marriage” recognized in the state in which they resided to avoid the surviving partner having to pay a significant portion of his wealthier partner’s estate in taxes.
That seems to be the biggest reason for the sudden push to force the recognition of same-sex marriage is to avoid paying taxes and accessing tax benefits that give advantage to those in natural marriage, those who actually provide a benefit to society: the next generation and a stable environment for it to be raised in. Same sex marriage seeks to take advantage of that benefit, not to provide some meaningful benefit to society, but to become a drain on its limited resources.
Maybe this is just the cold rumination of a cultural cynic philosopher, but it definitely bears consideration as the proponents of same-sex marriage press the accelerator. Look at who is really driving the bus, those who could reap definite financial benefits. This isn’t a push for a new round of class warfare, the president does enough of that already, but just a heads-up, a note to the attentive and the wise to check the real reasoning behind something and see what benefits approving something really has before casting lot to it.


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