I read in the news that California recently banned gay marriage. I am just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on gay marriage, Personally I think it is kind of weird and unnatural, but if oyu are gay then I'm not stopping you. I think same sex marriage should be legal, marriage is mariage, love is love. I am not really religious so I don't think you are the worst sinner if you are gay. As long as there have been men and women there have been gays. I just think they are occuring more often becuse it is more accepted in today's society and people aren't as afraid to "come out of the closet" as they used to be. So what do you think?
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This gets tricky. TECHNICALLY marriage and matramony is by and large is considered a religous institution that the states uphold to define a union between man and wife for tax purposes. And as Christianity is our main religion, the general rule is you are allowed to be gay, but not practice being gay. (weird, I know, right?) However, if you want to argue freedom of state from religion, than this shouldn't be an issue. Heck, if you don't want to get married by a priest you can get a licsence just the same, but as long as the masses say it is quasi religious and still man and wife, the state will uphold the will of the people. Good luck convincing the masses.
Personally, love is love to me and if gays want to marry they should be able to. Almost every family has one gay or bi member in their extended family, and why would you ever want to deny that person from living forever with the mate they find happiness in ifyou truly love them?
Many people argue they have the option of civil unions that they could take. My issue with civil unions, and my issue with gay and lesbians not being able to marry at all are mostly children and taxes. Children of gay and lesbian couples that they bring from previous marriages, or adoption have no protection if their parents split because the courts do not enforce it as a true relationship. If anything, they should be allowed to marry for their sake, as kids should always be loved or at the very least financially supported after a break up of their gaurdians. On top of that, a couple that is living together is a couple that is living together and if you are going to give a certain set of taxes to a strait pair I don't understand how they are spending that much more or less money than a gay pair. Either way there are two houses spending money with two couples, so the taxes should mach.0