A question about the whole "gay marriage" debate.
I try to get into a debate like this as little as possible, but there's something that always bugged me about it. Why don't we just leave it up to the reverend to decide wether or not they want to bind two men or women in matrimony? If I'm not mistaken, the reverend has to be there regardless of the two being married, right? the reverend is the one verifying the marriage, right? so, why don't we just leave it to them to decide if they want to marry LGBT people? I don't know, I don't really like getting into these kinds of things. It's just something that's been on my mind...
I've not been following the debate so I don't know how it 'works', but who else's business is it outside of the couple and the person who marries them off? It's not up for public debate, it's two people who wish to bind themselves spiritually. In the end I have to ask, who is this going to affect outside of the people getting married and how? It's not like each couple that gets married conjures up nuclear arms and pollutes the ozone layer.
Unfortunately humans always finds a way to meddle in affairs that have nothing to do with their own kind, and thus they harm the reputation of such a race.
The reverend, minister, or priest has no say in whether a marriage (license) is granted. That is generally done by the county, city, or state. Marriage is a legal status. It also requires legal action (divorce) to disolve a marriage.
It was not until 1967 that the federal governement struck down all laws that forbid interracial marriage across the United States.
The "marriage equality act" essentially poses the question: Should two single adults be allowed to get married regardless of their sexual orientation?
I suppose the bigger question for us "straight" people is: Why do we care who marries whom? After all it won't effect who (we) decide to date or marry.
A nation who supports laws that forbid discrimination based upon religion, gender, race, nationality, and sexual orientation in (every other situation) will have a difficult time proving it's constitutionally acceptable to keep two adults from having a legal marriage because of their sexual orientation. It's not against the law to be gay or lesbian. Separation of church and state makes the religious arguement against same sex marriage a non factor. It will be legalized.
good answer. As i said, I try to get into debates like these as little as possible. i just always thought it strange why nobody mentioned the decision of the reverend. at least, now, I have an explanation as to why. thank you.
Great comment. the only people who adamantly object R the self appointed morality judges who think they R better than someone else. If they tended 2 their own relationships as much as they do others, there would be less divorces in this country
Now that is the silliest proposal i have every heard. Everyone knows that reverends, priests, pastors, and other so called servants of God are filled with their own bible induced hatred and intolerance.
Marriage is not necessarily a religious event. It is a legal rite that binds two people together via contract. There are no religious figures at city hall, or in Nevada when people get married in those places. Religion really has nothing to do with the validity of marriage.
The problem is that same sex couples are denied the same rights afforded opposite sex couples and that in itself is discriminatory under the law of the land. And no one really cares what religion thinks about anything if they have any common sense left at all.
by mio cid 6 years ago
I have a solution to the gay marriage debate.If you are a heterosexual, don't marry somebody of your same gender,trust me the gays won't come to your house and force you.At least they haven't in my case ,when me and my wife got married nobody tried to stop us.
by Elizabeth 2 years ago
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by PrettyPanther 3 years ago
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Traditional marriage is bad. Listening to opponents of California prop 8 there is no other conclusion.
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