Here’s Ben Gibbard’s PSA in support of Washington State’s Referendum 74, a piece of legislation that could make Washington the first state to defend marriage equality in a public vote. Watch it below.
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Translation: “Hi I’m Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie. I couldn’t stay married to a woman so I’m hoping you’ll change the laws and I can try it with a man.”
Translation: “Hi, I can’t get laid, so I though I’d be petty and post something discriminatory and asinine.”
God those translations powered by Bing are getting pretty snarky
Although I’m indifferent about his music it’s good to see him taking a public stand on the issue. He seems like he’s a good guy.
I hate this stupid wedge issue so much. I have a solution that could bury this annoying political football immediately…
The state only recognizes civil unions, be they straight or gay. And then we leave it to private institutions to determine what constitutes “marriage.” There’s no reason that the state should force everyone to conform to one uniform definition of marriage when it has no business defining marriage anyway.
It’s a matter of personal opinion what constitutes “marriage.” Hardcore religious zealots who oppose gay marriage are not going to convince Ben Gibbard to accept their definition of “marriage,” and likewise he will not convince them to accept his definition. So stop bickering with each other politically like a bunch of children.
Here’s how the law should work: Any two consenting adults, regardless of their gender/sexuality, who want to enter into a legal contract with each other can have a civil union. Then THEY and their kinfolk–and no one else–can decide whether they want to call it a marriage or not.
Civil Unions would be nice if they covered the same rights as marriages. Since they don’t this updated version of “separate but equal” shit doesn’t really work. It’s called equal rights for a reason.
Yeah, nice idea except you’re completely wrong that this would be an easy way to settle the issue. When you can convince me a large majority of straight people don’t want to be able to legally “marry,” then I might buy it.
Ha, he’s not the best public speaker. But seriously, this is nice.
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