At 3/31/05 08:55 PM, Rooster349 wrote:
Gay: God designed marriage as one man and one woman.
What the hell are you talking about? It was man that designed marriage, not God (I'm agnostic, don't make any assumptions that I'm Christian).
In our mostly-secularized society, being queer is not a crime, but to give homosexuals the same marriage rights as straight people undermines the meaning and original intent of marriage.
What...? Marriage is about commiting yourself to another person, not about having to be heterosexual. If a man can commit himself to another man, or a woman to another woman, then so be it; they should be allowed to marry, just as heterosexuals are. And before somebody tries to counteract my argument, I'll do a possible question list:
"But wait, Grim, what difference would it make if they were allowed to marry then just being together?"
If they were to break up, for instance, one could just throw the other out of the house, and he'she would have nothing, rather than half the stuff.
"Hang on; you want them to have the right to marry, but what's the point in letting them marry if they just break up?"
Heterosexuals get divorced, it's bound to happen in same-sex marriages too. You can't deny their right to marry because of something that happens in heterosexual relationships. But here's a better example:
If one who owns the house they live in dies, the other doesn't get it. Also, if one was hospitalized, the nurse would sooner take the other's advice of that person's needs if they were married.
The fact is, gay people love each other as much as straight people love each other; why deny their right to marry?