I am old school-----------I think a marriage should be between a man and a woman.
As long as my tax dollars don't fund it in any way shape or form I don't care who or what they marry. With any benefits involved only a marriage between a man and a woman count.
What happened to the idea that ALL men are created equal?
Let's make sure this gets on the ballot in 2016
I would like to see Democrats join the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party believes in marriage equality, but does not believe in a spendathon resulting in fiscal suicide.
blah, blah blah, anything new to say? blah blah blah!!!
Legalizing "same-sex marriage" makes about as much sense as legalizing incest, child molesting, and rape. They are all perversions of Natural Law.
streetsmart -- So are you.
WOW 2740 morons !! And all in Ytown
According to Daniel Webster -
To Marry...to join as husband and wife.
Married...being husband and wife...an intimate relationship.
so so clever. Get of of middle school name-calling and intelligently address the truth of what I said.
Boy double did he tell you .
So long as government is involved in marriage, gay couples should be offered equal rights and protections.
No church has to recognize it, that's their perrogative. But regardless of how the eyes of god view it, the eyes of the law should not have any delineation between straight and gay marriage.
Good luck using "personal morality" to define marriage. Under your system, what's wrong with marriages: between children, siblings, a child and an adult, between 3 people, and yes; between a person and an animal.
Why don't we just legalize "free gender definition?" When you are old enough, just decide which gender you want to be known by, then fill out a form like you do when you register for a political party? Then we wouldn't have to worry about the obvious realities of our beings.
Let's think this through...
Why do we have marriage at all (without considering the God-given nature of it)?
We have it to legitimize a special relationship between a man and a women. It comes with rights and responsibilities, just like every other legal relationship (e.g., partnerships, corporations, and limited liability corporations).
When society decides to confer the title of "marriage" to a relationship, it comes with rights and responsibilities.
Homosexual unions are just that, unions between 2 men or 2 women. Besides the fact that engaging in sexual relations with a member of the same sex is sinful, it used to be criminal. So society has until recently condemned the practice, if you will, of homosexuality. Not only has it condemned it, many people have treated homosexuals without respect for their human dignity. This is wrong.
But we can't confuse our compassion for people who have "same-sex attraction" with the wisdom of conferring special societal rights and responsibilities on their relationships.
Legitimizing "same-sex" relationships by conferring the mantle of "marriage" on their unions only distorts and degrades the definition of marriage; hurts the family unit, and extends a superficial cultural "blessing" to activity that used to be considered criminal.
It is a hoax, a distortion, a perversion, if you will, of legitimate relationships between consenting adults to call homosexual unions a societal "marriage."
This doesn't mean that people who have "same-sex" attractions should be treated without respect, it only means that calling their unions marriages would only serve to bastardsize the definition of marriage - for the purpose of a social acceptance of deviant behavior.
I assume by your answer that you do believe in God. If you do, you know that fornication is a sin - whether engaged in by same-sex couples or otherwise.
The trouble with our society's morals is that what used to be regarded as sinful/criminal behavior has been decriminalized. Abortion, and homosexual fornication both were illegal. They should still be.
"Same-sex marriage" proponents want all the "perks and bennies" of a legally recognized family unit, but none of the responsibilities.
What about divorce and rights of inheritance?
How is society going to legally handle a marriage between and adult daughter and her mother; between an uncle and his adult nephew; between 3 or more people?
I will not stoop to criticizing you as you have done above. Let me just say that I believe you are likely an intelligent person who has just been duped by our sick culture.
The arguments against same-sex marriage on this thread are faith-based on Judeo-Christian traditions. You obviously don't adhere to those beliefs. Admit it. It's a free country.
But you have no problem with your own "moral code," whatever that is; it's just outside of the historical mainstream thinking of very smart people who developed the criminal law over the centuries.
Admit it, sodomy used to be criminal, just like incestuous marriages. Yet one is now legal in Ohio and the other isn't. Don't you see the slippery slope argument coming up from behind to bite you?
But you make your exception; the GAY exception, and all the other "forms" or imitations of marriage are fair game - ripe for the legislation.
You stand aghast at the suggestion of a person marrying his dog, but the logical line of your argument leads to "anything goes," even that.
streetsmart....Since your argument is based on you ability to decide what it is that "blah" or what anyone else thinks or believes makes your comment irrelevant.
Just a little advice to you and all friends that think it's their duty to instruct the rest of the world on morality, when you post...post your own thought's and opinions and let others do likewise. I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate being told by a total stranger what it is that you think or believe and neither does anyone else.
Yes... the truth hurts, doesn't it?
"...Just a little advice to you and all friends that think it's their duty to instruct the rest of the world on morality...."
My friend, what do you think the question on this blog is about? If this isn't a moral issue, what in heaven's name is it? Be realistic, please!
charms....I agree, it is a moral issue. It's morally wrong to judge other people, cast stones or stick your nose in other peoples lives. I am realistic, I realize what other people do in their personal life is none of your business and you should just get a life of your own.
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