The debate du jour across country is whether to legitimatize homosexual unions with title of “marriage.” The primary argument against this move is that doing so dilutes meaning of marriage and diminishes family, which is one of cornerstones of civilization. I happen to agree with this perspective. However, there are heterosexual couplings that also fit that template. Perhaps we should also restrict definition of “marriage” for heterosexuals as well.
The most visible – and applauded – “marriage” illustrating this was seven-hour liaison between Britney Spears and her fifteen-minutes-of-fame significant other. Legally, this was a marriage, but what went into it? About fifty bucks and a lot of alcohol. Even most hardline conservative can’t say that this “marriage” did anything to enhance strength of family.
A second illustration is Britney’s current pairing. Minutes after annulment of her first folly, dear Britney hooked up with a guy whose claim to fame is fathering two out-of-wedlock children with a shack-up honey. These children now look forward to joyful experience of being knapsack kids, shuttling back and forth between households on a regular basis, hoping that bio-mom, bio-dad or stepmother Britney is willing to pull plug temporarily on their all-important “career” and pay attention to them. Boy, this marriage really did a lot to promote family values, didn’t it?