Ever wonder what things would be like if same-sex marriage were legalized throughout the U.S.? Gallaudet University’s recent suspension of their chief diversity officer gives us a clue. Why was Angela McCaskill – the first deaf African American Woman to earn a Ph.D. from Gallaudet -suspended from her job? She signed a ballot petition giving Maryland citizens the opportunity, in November, to vote on recently passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. She and about 80,000 other Marylanders signed the petition.
Dr. McCaskill thought it was a good idea to let the people of Maryland decide the definition of marriage. Now the university is “making her pay.” So much for the tolerance and diversity crowd! Once again we see that for gay advocates and people on the left of the political spectrum, tolerance runs only one way. The University’s President, T. Alan Hurwitz, confirms this observation by stating: “Dr. McCaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate for an individual serving as Chief Diversity Officer.” Wow…. And he said that with a straight face!
If these open-minded, diverse, and tolerant individuals behave this way when same-sex marriage is not the law of the land – or the state – one can only imagine what their attitude (and their actions!) will be were they ever to have the force of law behind them.
That brings me to some other examples of what might occur if same-sex marriage became the law of the land. These examples come to us from Canada where same sex marriage was legalized in 2005. The state of Minnesota has a constitutional amendment defining marriage on their ballot for November and the group Minnesota for Marriage have put together an interesting video on consequences of same-sex marriage in Canada. You might say “Well, Canada has different laws than the U.S. and that won’t happen here.”
All I can say to that is “it already is.”