gay marriages

gay marriages

why shouldn’t gay marriages be legal? if an 18 year old can marry an 80 year old, i don’t see why gay unions aren’t recognised. they deserve as much as we do to start families and have rights as a couple. don’t you think?

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  1. Jere says:

    On one hand, if a church or equivalent has, in its tenets, rules against homosexuality, then I could see saying no. Likewise, if a nation endorsed and was intertwined with such a religion, then I could understand it again. After all, the government becomes essentially an extension of the church at that point. Church is against it, they are too. Understandable.

    On the other hand, in the case of a nation that does not endorse any particular religion over another, it is quite different. In theory, the government is there to serve the people. In this sense, marriage becomes nothing more than a legal contract. In the U.S., the equal protection clause that was added to our constitution means that certain protected classes, gender being one, cannot be used as a basis to deny someone a public service. Two people wish to enter into a civil union. Gender should not be allowed to come into the equation. Thus, whether they are male/female, female/female, or male/male should not come into play at all. They are lawful citizens of this country. They are entitled to all the benefits that come with that.

    Really, if people would just quit bible thumping and go with the notion, “hey let’s just help everyone,” then things like this would happen far, far less.

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