- Against22% (9)45% (14)32% (23)Vote
- For65% (26)42% (13)55% (39)Vote
- Unsure13% (5)13% (4)13% (9)Vote
Wow, I'm amazed that this is so split.
I thought it was common sense that people should do what makes them happy as long as it isn't hurting someone else.
How exactly are gay people getting married harming you?
Put aside religious fallacies and think about it logically. What is so bad about two people who love each other getting married?
All marriage is, legally, is the combination of funds (a tax credit, whoopee) and a legal bond to someone so they can't get off the hook so easily. It signifies a life long connection to someone (which can be broken, and often times is). If two people, gay or straight, are committed to each other and want to share their life together, who am I to stop that? They aren't beneath straight people. They deserve to have their rights protected! Why are they being made fun of for not liking the same things as straight people?
Has everyone lost their sanity and respect? I feel so sorry for the misguided people that don't believe in justice or equality for all.
for. why? because they're human beings who love each other just as much as a straight couple does. i think it's ridiculous that they weren't allowed.
I believe every human being has the right to marry the person they love. Plus I think it would be hypocritical to deny anyone the rights I am entitled to simply because I'm straight.
Also I'm in an interracial marriage and I live in the South, not too long ago that was illegal too. When you think about that, it makes you think about what marriage is about and who has the rights to say who can marry who.
Although I am a Christian, I believe everyone should be happy
I don't mind it. I could never be against love. It's not like homosexuals getting married is harming in any way. That's why I don't care. Everyone should have the right to marry whoever they want 💖
To be honest I'm against it personally but I feel like if that's what someone wants to do then they should be bake to.
As a disclaimer I'm bi and in a relationship with a man right now.
I'm a libertarian and believe that the government shouldn't interfere in our personal freedoms, unless we are attempting to harm others. Because of this, I do not think that the government should be involved in marriage at all; however, since they are they MUST extend those rights to all citizens.
Who am I to say they can't shouldn't marry?
Who are others to say they can't shouldn't marry?
You forgot to add the "I don't give a fuck about what 2 strangers do as long as it doesn't concern me". Seriously, why should I be against or along something that has nothing to do with me? I just dont care.
I dont think marriage should exist at all in our legal system in the 21st century. People should have the right to privately marry, but taxes and inheritance laws should be fair and equal across the board. It shouldn't change based on marital status, that's actually a form of discrimination. We dont tax anyone higher rates because of their race or gender, so why do we favor those who are married vs those who are single, divorced, or widowed? The government shouldn't be in the business of private relationships to begin with.
I dont understand the people who are against it. I get usually it has to do with religious beliefs, but I dont see how YOUR religious beliefs or beliefs in general affect what i can or can't do with MY life.
1. Marriage hasn't worked well for heterosexual people, so how is it going to work well for gays? With a 50% divorce rate you might as well flip a coin. Also with men 90% of the time losing the custody of their children in divorce battles shows something is a little unbalanced. Why give gays something that's so unreliable? We need to fix it on the heterosexual side first.
2. If you gay why would just married at all? In the religious world marriage at least has a prestige to it. While marriage in secular world is mostly sitcom material. A joke really. I can't think of one show popular show that shows a husband as intelligent. Most guy in most popular TV shows are morons. (Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin) etc...
3. Secondly as somebody who is gay with your option of mates being more scarce you can really "get around" much quicker than a heterosexual can. Simply because their is no social stigma such as whore, slut for gays. Anybody who attempts to stop gay promiscuousness would be labeled homophobic and associated with the right wingers.
I don't really care. if they want to get married, go right ahead. getting married has nothing to do with legal documents in my opinion. I mean really, whats the difference other than the "Bonuses" you get from the government? even if you're married legally you can still cheat and even leave by divorce. so whats the point? just have the ceremony and no legal documents. that's what I'm going to do when I find the woman I wanna marry. no ring or documents. just the ceremony to promise to be faithful, love and stay with each other no matter what. then we have a party to celebrate the joining of our families. so sure, why not let gays and lesbians get legally married? it doesn't really matter in the end.
Marriage is like citizenship to a nation.
When the nation is is doing great and things are strong, citizenship is strictly defined, and prized.
When the nation is going down the toilet, citizenship doesn't mean as much, and everyone can have it.
i am gay but i do not think gays/lesbians should be able to marry, civil partnership yes but nor marriage like woman/man.. just my point of view.
Against it. It's sick and unnatural. And before you call me a homophobic, one of my best friends is gay so...
I'm against it as a Christian, but as an American I don't care if states wanted to VOTE for allowing it.
Key word there was vote.
I think that now that it is legal, that more and more people will start coming out as gay