It's honestly neither. If two people, men or women, can make decisions as important as who they want to live with, I feel it's their business. I'm not necessarily saying that it's wrong even though it's not what I'd do. We just need to learn tolerance of others because there's enough hate everywhere else and our emotions and criticism are better put to use elsewhere on things that really matter.
I agree with it, if you don't agree with it oh well it's not your life, you don't get to choose who others love. And if they are attracted to the same sex what does it matter? Some people say it's disgusting to see but how do you think they feel? They probably think opposite sex couples are gross. But seriously, paying higher taxes because your a same sex couple is just plain out ridiculous. This just shows how our "free country" isn't so free, in fact it's not free at all, it's judgmental, and society pressures you to confirm with the norms. Today's society has become so hurtful to those who are different. Everyone is so against bullying. Don't you think bullying is the same thing as telling a same sex couple they can't adopt, or get married, or that they have to pay higher taxes? That's making them singled out, making them not want to be gay, which is what society wants, for them to follow the norms. But everyone always says "just be yourself" well in todays society if you're gay(or just plain out different) your not allowed to be yourself. Which is wrong. I agree completely with same sex marriage
Seriously, I don't see why people worry about it. I think gay people should be able to do what they want. It only affects them and it'll make then happy. Like, people get so awkward when talking about it. Well welcome to 2013, and it's part of our world. I'm in absolute full support of gay marriage. I think in 20 years people will look back on the issue the same way we look back on the level of racism that was so high not so long ago. We're denying people the right to show love by marriage, and personally, I'm ashamed of us.
Gay people can not possibly mess up marriage any more than straight people have already. Same sex marriage has been legal in my state for years and it is just fine for everyone except the fringe folk. The sky doesn't fall, the clergy isn't forced to marry gays against their will, our school kids have not all burned their heterosexual membership cards, straight marriages aren't endangered. We are over it. The "GAYS" are our family members. What don't people understand...
i think its right because us as the people we are were born with our constitutional right to love any way we choose. if we are gay,bi,lesbian,or transexual then we shall be happy the way we are as a citizen of our homeland.
For some reason, what has been common knowledge and respected cultural behavior for thousands of years across all religious, social and cultural barriers is now thought to be bigoted and old-fashioned, as if homosexual relations are "new" and "cool." This massive shift in attitudes can only happen with a concerted effort of media propaganda, and shows that mankind is indeed entirely subject to social shaping of their opinions. I tend to think that institutions that have served us well for thousands of years (during which homosexuality was both available and pursued) should be changed only slowly and with great attention to precedence. You don't want to change marriage and then set a precedent that allows for plural marriage or time-limited marriage contracts as a result. Of course, there will be those that want a brave new world with no restrictions. I am not one of them.
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My personal opinion is: The major problem boils down to one word "marriage". If you remove the word marriage and replace it with "union", "partnership" etc. I believe the majority of those who oppose "same sex marriage" (for other than religious reasons) would not care. It seems in several states those who wish to live alternate sexual lifestyles already have all the legal rights as a husband and wife except for the the word "marriage". If those arguing the issue would come up with a term for the union of a man and a woman (marriage) and another for a same sex union (acceptable to the majority) I believe the problem would be solved. The legal issues would follow suit. It would be akin to lets say the two Baptist churches in town. They both pray to and believe in the same god but one is all black and one is all white. Hummmm "separate but equal". Can't get around that.
Our personal opinions belong to us alone, what belongs to everyone is "Freedom and justice for all." It's that simple, there's really no debate. The decision was made many years ago. The same applies, to the right to bear arms. Civil rights is more important than personal beliefs, or national security. Without freedom, there can't be security.The Supreme Court has no Decision to make. It has been made.conservation of the laws of the constitution is at play here. this is not a Theocracy.
Personally I don't care. My religion says no. But the freedom lover and believing in freedom for all says yes it should be legal. It's not violating my religion if two gay people get married. It also has no bearing on my life or my family's life. It doesn't affect anyone's life if two gay people get married. Heck, even if one or both of my children were gay and got married it wouldn't affect my life. I wouldn't love them any less and would still support them. My religion also teaches "dislike the sin, not the sinner". Gay people are people as well and deserve to be married. Also I believe any religious person lawfully allowed to perform marriage or any judge who doesn't believe in it because of their religion should NOT be forced to perform a gay marriage.
It's absolutely right. It has been proven that being gay is genetics, not a choice, so saying they can't marry is terrible discrimination because of some thing they can't control. Everybody deserves an equal chance to have love and a happy life no matter who they were born as.
My opinion is that you can love whoever you want want and marry whoever you want fuck society, and then people also disaprove because their religion says no and why is it such a big deal why does the government even care who you marry whats the big deal