Speaking of Love, and Valentines Day...After all the wall-to-wall
coverage of the Amendment 3 court battle, I find it curious that the Deseret
News is taking no notice at all of yesterday's timely ruling (for those of
us who are sentimental), striking down the ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.
Are we having a blackout on news that doesn't fit the agenda?So, the question is, while "Virginia Is For Lovers," what is Utah,
other than the state that comes before Virginia in alphabetical order?For the record, I'm a straight, married Quaker, committed to Peace,
Integrity and Equality -- equality of treatment and respect for all men and
women, regardless of sexual orientation -- looking forward to taking my dear,
dear wife out to dinner tonight for Valentine's Day! We've had
marriage equality here in NY for a couple of years now, and I can testify that
it makes no difference to us "straights," other than having brought
greater peace and happiness to our Friends Meeting.Embrace
God's Universal Love.
I think that some great points were made in this article. Too many people get
married for what they can get from it, not what they can give. Valentine's
Day is now just another day, dictated by the retail trade, of spending money you
don't have - in most cases. Some women compete for the most expensive and
most public gift possible: a hundred red roses delivered to the office, for
example, or a new car, sky's the limit, rather than kind words and a
candlelight supper at home, in which both take part, a loving letter and a
mutual exchange of sincere, appreciative comments between a husband and a wife.
Which of these marriages will survive think you?