A reader writes to The Daily Dish on “who would get married for the tax benefits”:
My boyfriend and I did exactly that last year. We’ve been together for 10 years, cohabitating for 6 and just bought a house. We ran the numbers and found that it would benefit us financially to get married. The tax break was the sole reason we did it. We will continue to run the numbers each year and if it becomes financially beneficial for us to get a divorce we will do so.
I assume the family values folks would view our marriage as valid even though it meant no more to us than any other financial decision. It had all the solemnity and emotion of opening a savings account. Still, we’re straight and I guess that’s all that matters.
She’s right. In a bizarre and vulgar form of idolatry, they worship genitals. Insert Tab A into Slot B. Or, in the verbal stylings of Robert P. George, “acts that constitute the behavioral part of the process of reproduction.”
These are some classy folks who have really transcended our “animalistic” origins, don’t you think?