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Originally posted by sockmonkey at 7-13-2006 11:06
SA, I will never understand your views. You've mentioned many, many times how you're also attracted to other girls, and yet you condemn guys who are attracted to other guys. Can you just elaborate ...
hmm, not bad, but some are half-truths.
In some of the points he confuses, like many do, gay acts with actually being gay.
I don't think gay marriage happens with other animals, and I suspect adoption by a gay animal is equally unlikely.
Is the purpose of getting married to form a union between a man and a woman, or between two people, regardless of their sexes?
Anti-gay marriage folks convince the pro-gay folk that marriage is for a man and a woman. Pro-gay folk do just the opposite. But why do the pro-gay folk expect undertanding, when they don't give any themselves? Hey, majority rules I think, and since marriage is a social construct the laws should only change when society agree to it. Personally, I believe a marriage is for the union of a man and a woman and the millions of people that get married every day throughout the world believe so too.
So why do gays want the rigth to get married? Why do they want to take part in a practice that, i think, is clearly for a couple of opposite sex? They aren't really taking part in the same social contruct since they aren't following its common practices (man and woman...husband and wife), are they? I don't think so. What they are forming should not be called Marriage, it should be called Legal Unison, as to entitle them to the same financial rights of Married couples, yet without destroying the importance marriage has to many many people in the world.
They can start their own traditions after they fill out their Legal Unison paperwork. They'd have to, since neither of them are husband or wife, how can they perform wedding ceremonies? Things like wedding rings and such, which are part of marriage traditions, won't be part of the Legal Unison I suspect, as they clearly are not married. Perhaps they will buy identical rings instead, or where the ring on the right hand? Hey, now that's a good idea.
We reached a comprimise for all...
Marriage for couples of opposite sex.
Legal Unison for gays.
Opposite sex marriages do as they've always done. Same-sex marriages will have to do something else, since they aren't Married, just wedded legally, and they can't perform marriage ceremony customs since the couple doesn't have a husband and a wife. Of course one of the members can pretend to be the opposite sex while the other member is his/her own natural sex. Churches will probably not allow Legal Unison though, and since many parrot seperation of church and state, our government won't be able to influence this.
Now some are going to say, what the difference? The main diff is that socially people don't have to recongnize Legal Unison as being equal to Marriage since marriage is to form a union between a man and a woman, while couples united under the Legal Unison law will still have their financial rights. That must be what they want. It couldn't possibly be that they want to be married, since that's only possible for people of the opposite sex.
If all goes well we might even create them their own island nation. While the population would surge in the beginning, I suspect it will eventually decline unless the birth rate of gays in the non island nation parts of the world can produce faster than the island nations citizens die. Is that possible with current estimates?
Peace to all.....