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|Same Sex Marriage Pros and Cons Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:02 am
|We definitely need some more HOT topics at this forum so let me start a few
I want to hear some same sex marriage pros and cons
I personally think that in keeping with our general belief in freedom and equality, same sex marriage should be allowed.
I'll start by naming a few of the main arguments against it and then my response:
1. Same sex marriage is in direct violation to most religions' beliefs.
So what Are we a religiously ruled nation? Hell no we're not Religious beliefs are something to be self-applied, not applied to others
2. Same sex marriage would dilute (weaken) the respect for and the sanctity of straight marriages.
I don't personally see myself respecting my marriage or anyone else's marriage any less just because two guys or two women have the same rights. Do you respect your freedom any less because their are no slaves Do you guys respect your right to vote any less because women have the same rights I think that saying a marriage would be diminished under those circumstances also says that the marriage wasn't that strong in the first place Actually, it just shows that this entire reasoning is just another form of prejudice.
3. A gay lifestyle is known to be bad for ones physical and psychological health. It also alienates friends, family, and co-workers.
Do you drink alcohol Are you obese Do you have tatoos or piercings Maybe we should also make booze, red meat, and belly button rings illegal
4. Marriage is a legal concept. It is meant to promote family solidarity and to facilitate procreation.
Again, slavery was once a legal concept too but we got rid of that. There was once a time when citizens had no right to see an attorney before police questioning or the right to a trial by their peers but we added those rights. Gay people might want to have solid families too don't you think And I, for one, don't plan to stop having sex or go childless because of gay marriage
Enough from me! Let's hear some more pros and cons for gay marriage