I don't understand why somebody against it would say that they are for it. Just to make polite conversation? I loved it around a year ago when one of the first gay couples to marry announced that they were getting a divorce. Yeah, homosexuals are soooo different than straight people.
The majority are being PC, & it's the same case with illegal aliens. I've never seen an interview where a person said I think that they should be convicted of committing a crime & sent home because they're committing an illegal act. I've also never seen a poll that came close to even 50% of those polled saying an open door policy is great. I've seen 75% & greater that say it's illegal, they shouldn't be here.
Define "OK". Personally, I don't approve of it, so in that way I'm not OK with it. It goes against my personal moral and spiritual code. HOWEVER, I don't believe it's possible to make a case against gay marriage legally, so as far as the legal code, I'm "OK" with it. Everyone has to follow his own convictions, and I am not going to sit and judge two gay people for getting married, whether or not I agree with the practice personally. So I wouldn't say my opinion is just being "politically correct", rather, I have two unique opinions from two unique perspectives, yet both are honest. Now if I said I was OK with gay marriage while secretly wishing for a constitutional amendment to outlaw it, that would be a completely different story.
I think its mainly a legal issue, rather than a question of moral. Marriage has solid legal implications regarding tax, family law and such. What people do in their bedroom is something else, and nobodies business in my opinion. The legal issues do concern the entire society and have to be considered.
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I take the position that what consenting adults do in private is nobodies business but their own. I don't know if that's politically correct or not & don't care either way. Taking an unseemly interest in other people's s3x lives OUGHT to be incorrect, but good luck with that.
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Striking down bans on same-sex marriage is on par with the striking down of bans on interracial marriage in 1967. And is any socially responsible adult saying they are only being politically correct when they say interracial couples should be allowed to marry? I doubt it. There is absolutely no evidence that society will be harmed by same-sex marriage. It has already been happening for some time in various countries and even in some of our own states, and there has been no downside. If same-sex marriage does no harm, why ban it? Freedom should be the default--not restrictions.
You've already received excellent responses regarding the need for equal rights for all, so I'll address the other point you bring up. While online I'm much more honest about my views then I am in person, in the real world I'm very stoic and reserved, I don't go around telling everyone I'm an atheist or the like, if I'm asked to sign a petition promoting gay marriage I'll sign it, but I won't stand on the side of the road holding a sign. I think most of us here are much the same when it comes to how we express our opinions online vs real world.
As previously stated by others, equality is equality......period. - I do no think it needs to politically correct. I think those who use that term do not believe what they are saying. Equality for all is not a political thing......it is a humanity thing. - I think homosexual folks should be able to walk down the street holding hands, hugging, kissing (exactly as hetero folks do) without the risk of being attacked or dying. - So many have used their faith as a basis for their hate/discrimination - yet they say they do not hate. For you to deny the rights of other people due to your religious affiliation is exactly that --- hate/discrimination. - As for those religious beliefs, these same groups believe sex before marriage is a sin. Do you go around looking at a couple on the street kissing and say: "are you married? No? SINNERS!!!" Of course you don't. That would be ridiculous. - It is no ones business what consenting adults do in their love life. The only sex you need to be concerned with is your own.