When two people of the same gender get married. Has been legal in most European countries for many years now. If it were legalized in the United States, whether you agree with it or not, it would put a lot of money into the economy. Many people would move into bigger houses or apartments, buy different/newer/bigger cars, and so on. At one time it was illegal for blacks and whites to marry in many places in the United States. Straight couples have already set an excellent example of marriage in the US, with two-thirds of marriages here ending in divorce. 'Sanctity'?
We must protect the sanctity of Britney Spears' 48-hour marriage and Mario "A.C. Slater" Lopez's two-week marriage and Nicky Hilton's 84-day marriage.
The Sanctity of Straight Marriage Math:
3 Rush Limbaugh
3 Jennifer Lopez
+2 Ronald Reagan
8 Elizabeth Taylor
A completely reasonable thing. People who believe gay marriage is 'wrong' and 'unholy' are just stupid. It's two people loving each other, what's wrong with that? Marriage WAS the union of a man and a woman. WAS. Now that it is more socially acceptable to be openly homosexual, of course that will change.
People who think that gays can 'turn back straight', let's see you turn gay if it's that simple. No. You can't. Whatever sexuality you are, you were born that way. Gays may bow to social pressure and date men or women (respectively), but that doesn't mean they don't know what they feel.
The point, is that they love the person they love. There are plenty of people who are openly bisexual and homosexual, and many of them are married if it's legal where they live. It should be legalized so that everyone has equal rights.
"Did you hear? Miranda and her partner are protesting to legalize gay marriage! That's just sick."
"You're sick, bigoted asshole."
The marriage between a gay couple. Now legal in Canada. Also and issue that gives Christianity a bad name. Around half of the Christians out there are for gays and have gay friends, so the people with their heads up their asses are the ones pointing fingers at Christians.
Gay marriage is legal, my lesbian friend can get married now.
The marriage of two females or two males. With this comes civil rights, so gay individuals can be people, TOO.more...
What many people against gay marriage don't understand is that we're not voting against YOUR marriage, so why are you voting against ours? If one woman marries another woman, is that going to effect your life? Just because it goes against YOUR religion doesn't necessarily mean it goes against a gay's religion. One of the ten amendments is freedom of religion, so technically, religion can't bend a law.
Some arguments ignorant straights might make are:
The argument: Society needs traditional marriage to promote new families and children who will become the leaders of the next generation. Same-sex marriage does not promote this. Rather, it promotes the wants of individuals.
Response:Many marriages produce no children at all, but are either childless or are home to adopted children. These marriages are no less marriage in the eyes of the federal government or of God (ask, "Don't you agree?"), and the parties to it have no fewer rights because the two married individuals failed to procreate - nor should they. Many same sex couples either produce natural children or adopt, create new families, and are no more self-serving to the individual than any opposite sex marriage, therefore should not receive any fewer rights, societal accordances or benefits.
The argument: Gay marriage robs a child of a two-parent family, and studies show that a child without one or t...
ok... first of all... marriage is a religious institution, but not of christianity. the pagans, woulds, and germanic tribes of europe were doing it way, WAY before christianity came about. so were various tribes and religions all over the world. many of them weren't polygomous, so don't start with no gay or bi marriages.
second of all, you cannot choose to be gay. you do not turn gay later in life, you realize it. it's a mutation in the genes. if you don't believe me, try to turn yourself gay. honestly, if you think you can turn yourself gay and then back, you shouldn't be afraid. turn yourself gay. sexually want someone of the same gender. it isn't easy, is it? neither is forcing your genetic structure to follow society's standards just because christians said so.
in the end, religion doesn't decide the laws of our country. morals and needs do. basic human morals are being kind to your fellow man, not banning the ability to love another man. it's religious morals. don't force religion on people, don't force sexuality on people. gays have never done anything like that to you.
actually i'd like to see an example of gays ganging up on straight people because they're straight, or trying to pass laws based on their sexuality. apparently a lot of people thing gays need to leave straights alone. why can't they stand to leave gay marriage alone?
A matrimonial union between two people of the same sex. The passage of gay marriage in the US signifies that society is tolerant towards the love of two people and that people should be free to love whoever they choose.
Thankfully though, we still selectively discriminate against and show hate towards people who may be in a consenting, adult incestuous relationship (Patrick and Susan Stubing of Germany) and against people who prefer intimate relations with animals. Those people should never be free to love whomever they want because that is just disgusting and wrong. ew.
Most people who support gay marriage are actually hate-filled hypocrites.
A union between two people of the same sex who love each other. Marriage is a symbol of love between two people, gender and sexual orientation should be irrelevant. However, gay marriage is an issue people are taking up due to their deep-seated religious beliefs and homophobia, which are sometimes one and the same.
"All marriage does is legitimize children, and allow serious repurcussions if you beocme divorced. Gays shouldn't care if they can marry, because they can still love some if they aren't officially married, and they can't have children."
I suppose I should inform the numerous gay parents out there (some of which I know personally) that they're not allowed to be parents. And if this is truth, then you should also deprive gay parents from adopting children which is legal. And I suppose you should take away the privelege of marriage licenses to all the atheists. If gay marriages are sacrilegious, then so are married atheists. And you should take away all the marriage licenses of all of the heterosexuals who married with no intent to reproduce for whatever reason (physical, emotional, financial, personal, etc).
I cheered on gay marriages at the Civic Center of San Francisco.