With the marriage equality referendum looming in Ireland I am seeing a lot of Vote No posters that claim children should not be brought up in same sex marriages and that opposite sex marriage is more special than that of same sex, but what are peoples individual, personal views on why gay and Lesbian couples should not marry?
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Some people just think it's disgusting, PERIOD! And their religious beliefs do not have anything to do with it. Also, and more than likely, a sizable number of atheists and agnostics are opposed to same-sex marriage.
Feenix - please provide details with your statement of fact - I'm sure that not all Agnostic/Atheists agree with SS marriage, just as not all Christians are against it - but you make a statement of fact with no proof.
Maybe I should have added that outside of religion why should they not marry. As is with the referendum if they win they will be able to marry but not under any religious institution, so why the big deal? Maybe I just dont get it :(
Thanks for your comments, As it stands gay marriage has won by a landslide, thanks to all the supporters and people who traveled home just to vote. Delighted to be Irish right now, so happy that we have got the ball rolling for others to follow!
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A rainbow is symbolic in a lot of cultures/beliefs, it's most definitely not exclusive to Christianity. Which sort of sums up the whole thing perfectly; Christians thinking everyone should live their lives according to Christians.
Stargrrl, I fully agree with every word you wrote. You are truly a voice of reason.
How exactly will it ruin everything? U need to provide detail. Can you also provide the verse/s where God creates marriage (A+E weren't married), particularly where it says it was before similar/same Pagan ceremonies. I'm genuinely curious
Thank you for the comments. I am however, finding it hard to understand this point view. I would like to know how it will ruin marriage? What the difference between a same sex couple and an opposite sex one?
I am finding it hard to understand your point of view. People of the same sex should not be together in that way. A child having two mommies or two daddies? A child needs a mommy and a daddy. Same sex marriage will change things.
Star - and single parents should then not have children? Do you have proof that SS couples raising children are worse? I have studies reviewed in a hub here that state otherwise but I'd like to know what is different in yr opinion.
as it stands children can already be adopted by either gay or straight parents, married or otherwise in ireland, so to me thats not even an issue. regardless of this vote, ss couples will be able to adopt. its not going to be affected if they marry