Those of you who know me, know that I am not a huge proponent of gay marriage. Do I think its wrong that anybody is denied civil rights? Absolutely. Do I think its stupid that in this day and age, anyone is legally binding his or herself to someone else? Abso-fucking-lutely.
That being said, I think the ritual of marriage is beautiful. The photo above depicts a dress from an Indian wedding rite. That dress almost makes me want to get married. Almost.
The whole idea of a wedding is the public proclamation of love. The rite is symbolic, and a celebration of two lives joining. Most of the time, you don’t even sign the actual legal documents until later. My suggestion is that we cut out the legal document part all together and just have the party!
If you truly love someone and intend to stay with them, you don’t need a piece of paper to make it legal. I would actually say that making the decision to spend your life with someone involves a certain level of trust that is much more reliable WITHOUT a legal binding document.
So by all means, have your cake and eat it too.
Just leave the contracts out of it.[ via ]