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Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:05 AM EST

Gay marriage threatens no one

I have to respond to the person who said the reasoning of those who support gay marriage is “flawed and naive.”

No, it is your reasoning that is flawed. First, to state that the gay community wants to impose their desires onto the rest of society is not correct. When a gay couple is married, it has no effect at all on anyone else’s marriage. To say that this “weakens marriage” is false; your marriage and your rights are still intact.

Secondly, the statement that “floodgates to perversion would be opened, example one man being allowed to marry six other women, two other men and a couple of horses” is a perfect example of this technique: if you don’t have any real evidence to support a position, change the subject and threaten something much worse; maybe you can scare people into agreeing with you.

Here is my own personal opinion: people marry to express their love and commitment to each other, and to provide a secure home for their children. Under the U.S. Constitution, gay couples have just as much right to this as anyone.

Marriage is a legal contract, not a religious arrangement. Churches have no right to try to prevent committed couples from marrying; it is none of their business. It appears to be the religious community that is imposing their views on others, not the other way around.

I should add that none of my family is gay and I do not know any gay couples, but I strongly believe in equal rights and separation of church and state.

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Written by kickingalion

November 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm

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