If two people who love each other wish to spend the rest of their lives together, and wish to solemnise this in front of their friends and family, I have no problem what so ever - regardless of gender combination. How does another person's marriage affect mine or anyone else's besides those in the marriage in question? It doesn't. If it does - there is something seriously wrong with the person who is affected (yet not part of the SS marriage) marriage.
Mostly it is about love, and respect. But it's also about equality. In many countries, those in non-recognised relationships are denied the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts - despite paying the same taxes, following the same laws, working as hard as everyone - they are denied the same rights.
No one is asking to take rights away from straight marriages - all they are asking is to be given the same rights, be recognised as equal to their fellow human.
There are also health benefits - for the couple, for the family, for the children. Children who grow up in a household where their parents are considered to be 'less equal' than others are also affected. Health insurance benefits are difficult to extend to non-bio children if you can't marry your other half, nor adopt their bio child as your own. Children who have parents who's marriages are recognised as equal to others (Same Sex and opposite sex) fare better in health than those who are sidelined by society merely because of the gender of their parents.
I feel that my marriage is as equal to my friends and families marriages - be that they be straight, or not. Thankfully, in my country, it is legally recognised as equal also. Unfortunately, it is not so for so many people. For some, just being gay can be a cause for the death penalty....how is that right?
by Victoria Van Ness 7 years ago
How do you feel about gay marriage?The Bible says absolutely not, but we are a country about everyone being equal. Where do you stand?
by Jay Louidor 9 years ago
What do you think about gay marriage? Do you agree or disagree with it?
by seyiari 11 years ago
i will really like to know your own opinion about gay marriage . are you in support of it or not?
by silverstararrow 5 years ago
Hello everyone! I've been on HP only for a short while, three weeks to be exact. In that time, I've come across one prominent topic on both the forums and the questions section. The Gay Issue. Why people are gay, how being gay affects religion, how homosexuality undermines the institution of...
by Mario G 3 years ago
What are your thoughts on gay marriage? and what about homoparental adoption?I would like to know what do you think about gay marriage, please if you can, try to explain your point of view without religions thoughts, but if not, it doesn't matter, feel free to comment.
by safiq ali patel 7 years ago
Gay Marriage to become legal in Delaware from 1 July 2013The state of Delaware has voted to allow legally recognised Gay Marriages from 1 July 2013. Your reaction please post it here....
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