I would like to have some people's thoughts on this topic. It is finally legal in some states for gays and lesbians to marry, but I personally think that is not nearly enough. I am not a fan of marriage. I believe that you can be in love with someone without a piece of paper saying you are together but I do believe that the option should still be there for everyone. Love is love. If they want to celebrate their love by getting married, why not?
Hey there! I felt the need to reply to this, cause this is a subject very near and dear to my heart.
I came out in my late 20's and had always wanted to find the person of my dreams to love for the rest of my life. I had spent many years hating my life as a "straight girl" and now that I was truly me, I wanted to find that person to spend the rest of my days with. After a long, hard, destructive relationship and many flings on the rebound, I found that person. Now we are planning our commitment ceremony. Here in the state of Tennessee it is not legal but that's not stopping us. We've carefully chosen a venue, photographer, officiant, etc to help us out on our special day. We will have to wait longer for this day to be "legal" in the eyes of the government, however. There are hundreds of benefits to being married in the eyes of the government in the US. None of which are able to be taken advantage of by committed gay or lesbian couples. No tax breaks, no benefits are given to the partner left after death, no family healthcare, and sometimes even no families (depending on what state you're in). So do I want the LGBT community to be able to legally marry - HELL YES. Will it happen anytime soon... I sure hope so, but I'm not going to hold my breath, cause I will probably turn blue and die... then my future wife will never get anything... LOL!
Anyways, you're right... Love is Love - just because some of us choose to be with the same sex, doesn't make it any different than hetero couples. To me, it's discrimination and it needs to be stopped.
That is all...
There is only one reason why not, really. It's because homosexuality is wrong, period.
And even if we were to leave out that fact, the discussion becomes twisted. First, liberals say it's about sexual orientaion. When that's debunked, they say it's about romantic love. When that's debunked, they say it's just about love, period. When that's debunked, they say it's about companionship and/or love. In which case, if that were true, then just any type of relationship should have marriage rights, like two platonic friends who want to share expenses, or a parent and a grown child who live together to share expenses and life, etc.
And the expense and taxes and debt issue isn't always favorable to marriage! I've personally known straight married couples who decided to get divorced because the expenses of one who got ill or whatever made it impossible for the other spouse financially to cope! I definitely do NOT say that that was right, but it is an example that debunks the liberal push for gay marriage on the basis of "benefits".
So all the hype about the benefits of being married isn't always real! The liberal agenda activists are simply using that as an excuse to force immoral behavior into our laws.
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by Elizabeth 2 years ago
How does legalized gay marriage "ruin" or affect a heterosexual one?One of the most common arguments against gay marriage is that legalizing gay marriage will somehow minimize or ruin heterosexual marriages. Admittedly, this is one of the stupidest arguments out there, but it is one...
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 Victoria Van Ness 5 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 landensnana 3 years ago
Is gay marriage better then straight marriage???The straight marriage divorce rate is off the chart. Are the gays the ones who have the marriage thing all figured out?
by Texasbeta 7 years ago
Yesterday, the celebrations began...NY has approved gay marriage. The latest polls tend to show the most Americans support the right...what about on here?
by Taylor Ann-Marie 5 years ago
Honestly, I think Gay Marriage should be legalized EVERYWHERE. I truly don't see any problem as to why it isn't already legalized. People, innocent citizens, humans, should not be criticized or judged or even discriminated for something they can't control! You can't choose who you love. No matter...
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