December 24, 2004

Same Sex Unions Begin to Reap Harvest

And now the fiasco of civil unions begins. From the Washington Blade, “A Vermont judge ruled on Nov. 17 that both partners in same-sex civil unions performed in that state become automatic legal parents of a child, regardless of which partner gives birth to or adopts the child.”
The two women, Lisa Miller-Jenkins, 35, and Janet Miller-Jenkins, 39, separated in September 2003 two years after Lisa Miller-Jenkins gave birth to the couple’s daughter through artificial insemination. Visitation was granted and there was an amicable agreement between the two women but that suddenly ended when the mother of the child declared she was no longer a lesbian filing papers for so custody.
Ah, what a tangled web we weave when we ignore God’s rules for life. The legal and logical reasoning in this case is too discombobulating to capture here but the fact is both women entered into a legally binding same sex union under Vermont law. While I am certainly sympathetic to the birth mother’s desire for sole custody, she has no legal grounds to do so given the voluntary way she consented to become wife and wife. Now she wants to say, “Just kidding?”
The axiom about be careful what you wish for because you may get is certainly true in this case. And I what I really hope is that it serves notice on legislators and judges who have to make future rulings about trampling on the sanctity of marriage as one man and one woman, and then I hope it really wakes up the proponents of same sex unions to see that you may get more than you bargained for.
At the end of the day, it just doesn’t work. God knew that and God tried to warns us but, as with so many things, we have thumbed our noses at God telling him we know what’s best. Well remember the words, God will not be mocked for that which you sow, so shall you reap. Looks like the harvest has begun.


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