At 11/12/17 01:44 AM, GriffianSword wrote:
I hope so; I'm not Australian but I want people to stop arguing about marriages and start arguing in them.
I'm one of those who thinks we should never have regulated marriage past the point of no pedophilia, no bestiality, and no inanimate objects. First people were bemoaning interracial marriage. Now it's same-sex marriage. Pretty sure someone married their dog not long ago, while we were all bleating about Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, and whoever else's ridiculously short marriages. I feel like, if you can find someone to marry you, great. It should be that simple.
Imo, marriage is something between me, my partner, and God, not me, my partner, and the state. They should recognize my marriage, regardless. The state should not be able to tell me who I can and can't marry; the precedent stems from black slaves not being able to marry outside of their race, a tradition acquired third hand from the Islamic slave trade, which in turn got its colorism from the Talmud and other sectarian writings.
I don't believe anyone should be forced to marry LGBT couples if they personally don't believe in it, but I also don't believe it should be illegal for LGBT couples to get married. There seems to be very little middle ground in America lately. Wonder if it's any different in Australia. There was a pastor I heard from there talking about people getting attacked for wearing "It's okay to vote no" T-shirts or something.