Do you think it's wrong for a gay couple to marry?
I suppose it depends largely on your definition of marriage and the reasons why people wish to get married.
Traditionally it is a bonding between a man and a woman usually for the purposes of starting a family and in recognition of such a union the state over the years has granted certain rights and privileges to married couples in the form of certain financial benefits and relief of taxes. Such rights and privileges were not normally granted to couples who merely lived together.
Over time the laws were changed to grant certain rights to non married people who were deemed as ‘Common Law’ wife/husband where it was shown that they shared a communal home and in many cases had children. In cases of separation from or the loss of a Common Law partner it left the remaining partner, and any offspring extremely vulnerable in law as to any automatic State rights seen as the just right of a married person.
The granting of such rights to Common Law couples led in time to demands from the homosexual community for similar rights and in some cases these were granted although at the time it was originally thought only to be to level the financial and property playing fields.
Such marriages were seen as a way of formalising such unions in a legal way so as to protect certain legal rights of the partners. I don’t think procreation was considered an issue since such an event is clearly impossible between a same sex couple.
So in answer to the main question do I think it’s wrong, personally I could care less it’s their life and as long as it effects only them then who does it hurt ?
However, when gay couples want to go all the way and play happy families then I for one would draw the line.
It’s not that I think gay people would make bad parents, they may be more caring and loving than many straight people in that role. However I truly believe that every child has a right to a balance in their life and that can only come from having both a mother and a father figure in their life.
No matter how honest a gay couple, of either sex, I believe their true opinion of sexual orientation is bound to be biased and this must reflect upon the mind of a vulnerable child.