Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So much to say....

but not enough time.

I've got a lot of things to post about this week. Lots of ideas. Not enough time. Here's hoping I can get a couple out of the bag today.

I just found a new blog this past week, and started reading some its posts. It is written by a Canadian graduate student, though I do not know where or what he is studying. Regardless, he posted this recently:

"Commitment between two persons of the same sex is not inherently different from commitment between persons of different sexes. "Gay marriage" is a misnomer. A marriage is not gay (though the two persons may define themselves as gay). Being gay is just one dimension of a person, and marriage encompasses the whole person. (...) When people claim their right to marry, their sex or sexuality is not intrinsic to that right, although social prejudice makes it appear so."

-- Ruth Vanita in Love's Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005: 2)

I like this a lot.