What is marriage equality, anyway?

To start off with, I'd like to apologize to Arnold Friberg. When my mom forwarded me the following graphic of Samuel the Lamanite, I couldn't help trying my own hand.

So I'm raising the standard, so to speak.

So, back to the question–what is "marriage equality?" Anyone can see that

To get a sum of five, you need to add two to three. That's how it's been forever. Since the beginning of time, to get five you needed to have a two and a three. No matter how much two and two want to add up to five, they are still only four. (And three and three are six, which is still not five.) I don't hate any twos or threes. There is nothing wrong with any two or three, but that doesn't mean that I should be expected to believe that two and two is five.

Do you feel bad for pairs of twos who want to be more than they are? Should you let them say that they are five when they are not? What would be the consequence of such a false entitlement? Since five is such a basic concept, it's dissolution would throw the ordered workings of the remainder of mathematics into complete disarray. Even simple arithmetic would be impossible. Axioms long accepted would cease to hold any truth, and logic would sink into decay.

So, that's this math geek's take on the situation, at any rate. Pretty hot topic, and I'm definitely not lukewarm about it.


Cami said...

yes, interesting analogy. Love the artwork. :)

Vicki said...

Love the Title of Liberty...
AND I love the analogy.

Nadia said...

I love your line of thinking.... as long as you keep it to mathematics and stay away from physics.... sometimes the world turns upside down....
The art work is great ;-)