I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I'm curious about what people currently think.
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Most Helpful Guy
I used to be opposed to it based upon that is what the bible says (no sexual immorality... New Testament) and what is so often singled out in church.
But I got to know more about human psychology and talked to some lesbian people (no gays yet). I view them like anyone else, all wounded human beings trying to figure themselves out... learn how to love, be loved and live. Christians in church, married, etc... are all screwed up to some degree. I'm a Christian, I've seen a lot of it... all the way to the top.
And to me, it is wrong to block or prevent someone from fully expressing love towards someone else, or learning and growing in their emotion and heart... even if in my vantage point it is twisted somewhere. The Lesbians I know were both heavily traumatized people who found safety in one another and are happy together... but also very hurt people. They just found safety. Not having marriage, means they don't get that "unity" and "security" of the word that says someone is committed to them.
Legally, I'm not sure if there is advantages to creating some new classification for them, I've heard this argument to make some new word. But to me, marriage is commitment to love another human being, so that suffices. It is also a legal term that fits in the system to help with dis-integration issues.
Constitutionally, I think it is right to allow them to get married... freedom.
Lastly, Its their life, not mine. They don't offend me anymore than anyone else does.
Most Helpful Girl
I have no problem with it. But I dont think churches should be forced to marry gay couples if it is against their beliefs.3