Our age of loneliness is driven by this illusion of completion.
Yet I am at a deep and uncomfortable moral crossroad in my life over this decision.
” Not only technology but also language itself is driving isolation and non-connectedness.
Until gay men forge a new moral contract that combats their disproportionate drug use, sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, depression, and suicides, then gay culture will die—not by one apocalyptic blow but, rather, by bleeding to death upon thousands of tiny scratches. I only need someone to complement me.” This lie we tell ourselves drives us to seek validation, completion, and wholeness in very unhealthy ways.
The legal imprimatur of the state makes this union sacred. It is the nucleus in which regeneration, social validation, and affirmation take place.
Those who would seek to deny same-sex couples this derivative right would exclude gays from being formal co-constructors of the very society of which they are a part and would decouple them from the highest value they hold that, on several accounts, is a constitutive feature of their personal and moral identities.