Why doesn’t this topic exist? No one cares? No one has an opinion? I suppose it comes up all over the place so there is no shortage of debates about it.
Anyway, I wanted to start it because I may have realised something, you can scrutinize its relevence for me. Also you can discuss the issue.
I got to wondering, does the Catholic church recognize the marriage between a Buddhist couple? Maybe they do and maybe they don’t, but our countries laws do. I mean, sure anyone who moves to a new contry must legally formalize their marriage just so the couple can have their rights in accordance. But does the Catholic church impose their religion upon this Buddhist couple? I think not, I think it says somewhere “Freedom of religion…” I could be wrong. So why is one marriage, that is exceptionally different to the Catholic rule, allowed to pass under the law of the nation untouched, yet another singled out?
Of course this all does not simply apply to Catholicism, but all Christianity, infact it includes Judaism and Islam also, as these religions are so similar (haha, yes I just said that).
Okay, Buddhists are great people, gay people not so much, right? How about a different example. What is more detestable than homosexuality, it’s a hard one…I’ll go right past Atheism and over to Satanism, (because Atheists may well be better people than gays). Is a marriage between two Satan worshipers recognized by the law? Haha, I think it just might be, yesiree. Hot damn, Satan worshipers are allowed to get married and the Church does not influence the government and the legal system to resist the marriage (I repeat for emphasis) between Satan worshipers.
Anyway, I’m done for know, rant you later.
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In a little defense of religions, it is about the sanctity of marriage, which is understandable, but I think the sanctity of marriage defence is a little redundant with a 50% divorce rate. Every time there is divorce, adultery or spousal abuse, every loveless marriage is against that sanctity. You cannot stop that because that is the right people have (but for spousal abuse), strait married couples have the right to violate the sanctity of marriage, why can’t gay people also have the right to violate the sanctity of marriage?
There are bigger civil and human rights issues.. to me the subject of gay marriage is piss in the wind. compared to say.. hate crimes towards gays? ethnic groups? child slave labour? Child abuse and pedophilia? Proverty? Starvation/famine? disease? etc etc etc.. yea gay marriage means nothing to me sorry.
I’m not gay, but I completely support gay marriage. I used to consider myself as someone who couldn’t care less about who got married, and that’s why I supported gay marriage. But after it was legalized in my home state (Washington) and seeing all the pictures of happy gay couples it made me realize how truly stupid banning gay marriage is.
Not to mention the separation of church and state in our government should prevent religion used as a justification for preventing gay marriage, yet it is the only reason it’s illegal in our country
I agree with @unstoppableobject. I can’t think of anyone here being on the opposite side of this issue. That being said, I want to be able to see all of my friends get married, not just some of them. I also would at least like the option to marry the person of my choice if I so choose to. I see no reason why two people who love each other should not be allowed to get married if they want to.
While this is a huge issue for me, personally, I realize that it’s non-issue for a lot of people. Obviously, there are many other important things to be concerned about in this world, but denying people basic civil liberties is pretty high up on the list for me.
I’m not even gay, I’m what anti-gay rights people call a hypocrite; because I am heterosexual and will not ever be gay, it means I find gay to be wrong and so by supporting the rights of people to live and love in a legally supported way, I am a hypocrite :)