As a public school child in the 70’s, my Valentine’s Day often ended in tears. I remember digging into my optimistically large brown paper bag in first grade to find only three envelopes, even though my mother had insisted I fill out mass-produced cards for every child in my class. “No one likes me!” I […]
There’s been a lot of talk in the news this week about weddings and marriage. It seems that almost everyone has an opinion about who should be allowed to marry whom, how and when certain groups of people should mark their lifetime commitments, who should and shouldn’t officiate, and which unions are genuine marriages.
Personally, I’d love to see the government get out of the marriage business entirely. Let people register their domestic partnerships much in the same way they register to vote, and leave the rituals and celebrations, should they choose to have them, up to them.
That’s what I think, anyhow. Mazel Tov, Chelsea, Mark and every gay man and women in California who has sought the right to marry. Of all the problems we face in this world, is too many people promising to love each other forever really something to complain about?
And while this has nothing whatsoever to do with gay marriage, I was thrilled to see more former chumash teacher at the forefront of this statement of support for gay and lesbian Jews.