yep... definitely... if you can marry someone a different color, age( which btw... my husband of 5 years now, is about 15 years older than me!!!... just saying... and we work!!), religion, and background as you... y can't they be the same sex?!?.. that drives me crazy... i have a gay uncle... they went outta state n married... n when back, to do his drivers licence, they refused.. once they went to news stations, and all the higher ups... they did his name change!!!! :)
Of course... Some say it would ruin the meaningfulness of marriage but people are taking it for granted all the time, getting divorces left, right and centre... A couple of two men or two women had to argue and confront constant discrimination to get the right to be married... Others say gay marriage would promote "sin"... Sort of funny... Considering that banning gay marriage would not bring an end to gay sex... If gay marriage is banned why don't we ban drinking and smoking?... Unlike gay marriage, drinking and smoking can actually do damage to people...
Ok, suppose let's make homosexual marriage legal. It's not a big issue, numbers-wise. About 6-8 percent of the population is homosexual, and about 10% of them will want to get married (figures from Holland, where gay marriage has been legal for years). Thats about 1% of the population, or less. When California opened up gay marriage for 3 months, 4,000 people sought marriages (in California, there were over 2 million straight marriages in 2012); they were 60 % female couples and the average age was almost 40. Don't expect many children from these marriages. Men in general don't want marriage, they perhaps want a promiscuous lifestyle. This is seen in Holland, where the average number of sexual partners of married gays is 52 after 3 years of marriage. The sad truth is, marriage among gays is different than that among straights, according to polls. . If you take a poll and offer the option of civil unions, gay marriage almost never gets over 50% of the poll. And gay marriage gives the military a ton of headaches, and is unfair to heterosexual families with children (gay couples are mandated to get preference on housing lists, and will often bump military families; heterosexual unmarried couples can't get base housing, but gays can?) It's going to give us problems, but perhaps we can deal with them; I would love to have an experiment and see what happens in a couple states first. I don't know if we are better than past societies that have tried to normalize homosexuality, but assuming we are like the average, it's not going to go well. Will and Ariel Durant in their book The Lessons of History say that wherever homosexuality has been normalized, it has led to the fragmentation of that society. Of course, they could have it wrong, and we could be fine-- or not.
Yes. This all comes down to equality. Gay people are just as "worthy" for marriage as straight people. I always thought we were born equal in America? Married couples receive benefits that regular couples do not. Marriage is not Christian. If it were, I'd think it would be illegal for atheists, Muslims, Jews, etc to marry. The divorce rate is about half- I don't see how adding gay people into the mix could make it any less sacred or Christian. There simply is no good reason for gay marriage not to be legal. To my knowledge, most (if not, all) developed nations allow gay marriage, EXCEPT for America. I find that to be kind of embarrassing. The arguments against gay marriage are solely religious. News flash- church and state cannot be mixed (refer back to the Constitution if you have any misunderstandings). Passing laws based on what the Bible states is 100% unconstitutional. Give me some stats that say the states that allow gay marriage are worse because of it. Oh wait, you can't.
No. Say all you want about human rights. Say all you want about the travesties of the past in respect to human rights. Just quite possibly this is an issue that mankind was right on from the very beginning. To change it now might be the real travesty.