A Leftmedia outlet bemoans what it calls the “gay tax” for same-sex couples seeking to become pregnant in the UK.
One of the regular practices the Left uses to push culture and politics in its desired direction is to imbue long-accepted terminology with new definitions.
A recent example of this word game comes from across the pond, where the BBC published a story titled “The ‘gay tax’ facing same-sex couples starting a family.”
While that title itself is pregnant with a massive oxymoron, as same-sex couples cannot naturally create a genuine family because they cannot procreate, that isn’t the novel term redefinition the BBC aims to establish, since same-sex “marriages” are now accepted by the West. Rather, the new idea being pushed is that of a “gay tax.”
The article explains that under the UK’s universal healthcare system, known as the National Health Service (NHS), same-sex couples — specifically lesbians, in this case — do not qualify for government-covered fertility services, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI), simply because they want those services.
In order for lesbian couples to qualify for NHS coverage of fertilization treatment, they have to demonstrate that they are struggling with infertility. That’s kind of hard due to the fact that their same-sex activity naturally precludes any possibility of pregnancy or even knowing whether they struggle with infertility.
So, these couples have to personally pay for IVF or IUI services, which can run over £20,000. That, the BBC concludes, is a “gay tax.”
As noted above, there is so much cognitive dissonance here that it’s liable to make one go crazy.
Fundamentally, homosexuality does not nor can it ever produce more humans. Procreation is only possible in heterosexual unions. And heterosexual union, long exclusively recognized and termed “marriage,” has been the fundamental building block for the creation of a family, which in turn is the fundamental building block toward creating society.
To put things in reverse, without marriage, there is no family, and without families, there is no society.
However, rejecting this most basic social reality, the Left has pushed the fairytale of homosexual unions being equivalent to marriage. Then, due to the fact that these unions by nature cannot produce children, they have sought to overcome this by redefining family.
In the case of the UK’s universal healthcare system, the argument of “unfairness” is thrown around and the term “gay tax” is coined in an effort to shame anyone who would oppose the genuinely ludicrous idea that those who have rejected the natural means of procreation should still be entitled to have children. And, by the way, the rest of society should have to pick up the tab for these entitled societal rebels.
Freedom and rights can only go hand in hand if they exist irrespective of another individual having to provide a service. While homosexuals may have the right to engage in their deviant behavior, their desire to also have a family despite their chosen same-sex union is to demand “super rights.” It is a demand that society offer services unique to them that others in society do not qualify for, and indeed have to pay for and provide. And they make these demands for “super rights” on the basis that they are victims of discrimination.
They want to have their cake and eat it too.
This story should be a warning against Americans’ apparent ongoing march toward universal healthcare. But it also is a warning about how a social contagion takes hold — it’s not just in isolated pockets, but soon spreads like a cancer.
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