Do I support same-sex marriage? Why? And why not?
Marriage is a state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by the law. Well that says it all, of course the current modification of the state of being united to a person of the sex in a relation like that of a traditional marriage is also there.
In either case it is none of my business, it’s the funeral of the concerned individuals, a wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
I agree with Homer when says there is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye-to-eye keep house as man and wife ,confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
I really don’t see the obsession or the over insistence of such a relationship in the media, maybe it is my Hindu upbringing where we are so used to accepting the universe with the good, bad and ugly.
Actually same-sex marriage is very much a part of Hindu Metaphysics. Look at our temples or sacred lore’s. Various erotica and sexual deviation are placed plausibility and as a matter of fact with no judgements made or glamorization made either. The deviants become an issue only to the Macaulay’s educated values.
Talking about the sacred lore’s. An extramarital affair between the moon God Chandra and Tara the wife of the Divine teacher Brihaspati results in the conception of Budha. Who is cursed by Brihaspati to become a “Napunsaka” he with his lover Ila give rise to the Chandra vamsha.
Lord Shiva takes a dip in Yamuna to become a woman so that he could perform the rasaleela with Krishna, giving rise to an entire tribe of Gopeshwaras.
Aravana the son of Arjuna and his serpent wife Uloopi, was to be sacrificed before the war of Kurukshetra to ensure the victory of the pandava’s. His only wish was to experience marital bliss before death, and no woman was willing to volunteer, Lord Krishna took his feminine form of Mohini and even bemoaned Aravana like a widow after the sacrifice.
Talking of Mohini, the female form of Vishnu, he with Shiva produced the famous Hariharaputra—Ayyappa.
Ramayana talks of two rakshasis in Ravana’s palace making love which results in the birth of a boneless child. Narada had to take a dip in the Bahuchari pond to become a woman to understand Maya.
Amba transformed herself to a male shikandi to kill Bhishma,
Tales are many, but the fact is the Indian metaphysics accepts the existence of a sexless soul so the presence of male and female traits within a Kaya becomes acceptable.
Every era redefines its social order.
At the end of the day to quote Joyce Brothers, marriage is not just a spiritual communion; it’s also remembering to take out the trash!