This is coming from a straight democrat..I’ve heard 3 main arguments about why gay people shouldn’t marry, but all of them are so flawed. One of them is that the name gay marriage is an oxymoron, and this is true, but why not just change the sole name of it to like gay merging or something? Why should they not be able to marry in general just because of that little detail?
The second one is that, they cant have kids. Also, true, but what about heterosexuals who don’t want kids? Should they not be able to marry? What about a second marriage where the wife is too old to have a baby? Should they not be able to marry?
The third is that it’s not a traditional setting to have 2 moms or dads, and that the bible says its wrong to be gay. And I know everyone will hate me for saying this, but the bible has so many contractions and inconsistencies. For example, the bible says God created earth in 6 days, and that God created man, when we all know that evolution is actually how man came to be. I can go on and on about the Bible’s flaws. NOTE: I am NOT trying to say to anybody that their religion is wrong, I’m just expressing my opinion. So saying that its not a natural setting and that being gay is wrong based on the bible as an argument against gay marriage just doesn’t make sense.
Overall my question is that, is there a humaine, real argument that gay marriage should be illegal? If there is one that I haven’t heard, please let me know. Thanks.
This explanation was written recently by openly gay, non-religious, Republican–Doug Mainwaring, who is co-founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, in his article ":I’m gay, and I oppose gay marriage.":. He explains well and without predjudice:
Same-sex marriage will not expand rights and freedoms in our nation. It will notВ redefineВ marriage. It willВ undefineВ it.
This isnвЂ™t the first time our society hasВ undefinedВ marriage. No-fault divorce, instituted all across our country, sounded like a good idea at the time. Its unintended consequence was that it changed forever the definition of marriage from a permanent relationship between spouses to a temporary one. Sadly, children became collateral damage in the selfish pursuits of adults.
Same-sex marriage will do the same, depriving children of their right to either a mom or a dad. This is not a small deal. Children are being reduced to chattel-like sources of fulfillment. On one side, their family tree consists not of ancestors, but of a small army of anonymous surrogates, donors, and attorneysВ who pinch-hit for the absent gender in genderless marriages. Gays and lesbians demand that they have a вЂњrightвЂќ to have children to complete their sense of personal fulfillment, and in so doing, are trumping the right that children have to both a mother and a fatherвЂ”a right that same-sex marriage tramples over.
Same-sex marriage willВ undefineВ marriage andВ unravelВ it, and in so doing, it willВ undefineВ children. It will ultimately lead toВ undefiningВ humanity. This is neither вЂњprogressiveвЂќ nor вЂњconservativeвЂќ legislation. It is вЂњregressiveвЂќ legislation.
Nowhere on any marriage license application in any stateВ are the applicants asked, вЂњDo you love each other?вЂќ Yet this is the basis on which same-sex marriage proponents seek to change our laws. Is the state really in the business of celebrating our romantic lives?
The mantra I heard repeatedly in Minnesota was that вЂњmarriage is about love, commitment, and responsibility.вЂќ But these three things are not the stateвЂ™s interests in marriage. Marriage, from the stateвЂ™s perspective, is about kids. Period. ThatвЂ™s the reason the institution exists. We should tremble at and fear the notion of undoing it.
For a nation that has no trouble selfishly creating a seventeen-trillion-dollar (and growing) deficit it will soon hand off to its children and grandchildren, perhaps this is asking too much. But for the sake of all children and those yet to be born, we need to slow down and seriously consider the unintended consequences of undefining marriage. Otherwise, we risk treating our progeny as expendable pawns, sacrificed in the name of self-fulfillment. We can do better than that.
Honestly, I don’t care, just give em the right so they can stop prancing around in their underwear at gay pride parades.
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I’m guessing they either have a corncob or a broomstick shoved up their ***.
they are hypocrites