Saturday, September 5, 2009

Student Led National Marriage Boycott Gains Steam

The National Marriage Boycott is a student-driven movement to urge Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA states that the federal government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purposes, limiting the rights and scope of same-sex marriages in states that allow them.

Participants boycott marriage by signing the online pledge, wearing an equality ring, vowing not to marry, and by organizing and recruiting new members. New chapters are being created weekly including ones being currently organized at UCLA, UCSB, Florida State University, San Diego High School, and Williams College.

Learn more and join the movement at National Marriage Boycott.


CrackerLilo said...

It's a sweet thought, but I for one don't want straight people to put off their own happiness, their own "forever," on my and mine's account. I also think the "pro-family" groups can really twist this.

Dr. Arthur Frederick Ide said...

The National Marriage Boycott is about civil rights--something the Mormons, Catholics, and evangelicals are opposed to. Marriage began as a civil registration in front of family and witnesses of a commitment between two people (and in the ancient world it did include gays/lesbians) which was not officially canonize in Christianity until after the 7th century. Yet even through the Victorian Age, marriage meant nothing as most men had mistresses and wives encouraged it to escape unwanted pregnancies. In polytheistic religious communities (Islam, Mormon, etc) it is still a polygamous institution that adds no value to society but entrenches the supremacy of patriarchy and male dominance over the female, much as is the rules of The Family at the C Street prayer house in Washington DC where Senators Ensign (R-UT), Grassley (R-IA), and Gov Sanford (R-SC) meet to pray/prey and work towards the suppression of women and human rights in all theaters. Marriage must be abolished if it is not universally open to all who wish to make a civil statement of commitment.

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