We see it all the time, the huge controversy about homosexuals getting married and how it's not allowed most places. However, I have failed to see a good argument from the opposing side. "The Bible says it's wrong" is hardly a good argument. We are not a Christian nation. We are supposed to be accepting of every color, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. If you feel uncomfortable about two people of the same sex getting married, then don't associate yourself with them. However, you cannot govern other people's lives based on your own beliefs. No one is telling you that you need to like it or be best friends with them. No one is saying they're going to get married in your church. They can get married by a judge and have their wedding free of religious traditions. Another argument posed is the problem of procreation. There is nothing gained by having people of the same sex together because they can't create more people. This may have been a problem when we had plagues and babies dying before they could even walk, but we are over populating as it is these days. Preventing same sex marriages to help populate the Earth is ridiculous and no longer a good reason (as if it ever was) for preventing them to be married. Additionally, we aren't talking about a person trying to marry something ridiculous like an animal or an object or an anime character. This is two people in love. Who is it hurting if they get married? Sure, it'll make some homophobes uncomfortable, but that is their own problem. Two grown, adult people can decide for themselves that they want to take their relationship further. That they want more, they want the same treatment as heterosexual couples get. This concept of not allowing same sex marriages is ridiculous to me. Would someone mind explaining, as respectfully as possible, why this is a problem.
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I think if two gay men or women want to get married, then they should be allowed to get married and suffer like the rest of the married couples out there.
I personally don't care. I think people should be allowed to do what they want in life. As long as you're not shoving your beliefs in my face, you could marry an animal or an object or an anime character for all I care. Who am I to judge who you decide to love, and fight with, and eat the last of your favorite food, and spend the rest of your life with?
As for all the arguments about marriage is between a man, a woman, and God...that's true if you only look at it from one very narrow perspective...a Christian perspective.
If Christians really read their Bible, they would know that the Bible say that marriage is between a man and one or more than one woman. Yeah, polygamy is pointed out almost 30 times throughout the Bible!
And on 7 different occasions, it is said that a man can take on a concubine or sex slave in addition to his wife or wives. That's some big pimpin' for the old ages right there. Some other things that the Bible mentions: non-virgin women are stoned to death, rapists must marry their victims, women are property valued at 7 years worth of work, interfaith marriages are prohibited, and there's no such thing as divorce. In fact in 5 places in the Bible it says it's best to not even get married at all!
So yeah, if we are going to follow the rules, Christians, let's follow all of them, okay?
Now this doesn't even address the issue that all kinds of other people, cultures, and religions have been getting married all over the place without even knowing Christianity or God even exists! You know what that means? That means marriage is a human institution! It is a human experience. And if two people love each other and they want to get married, then there are plenty of other places and religions or laws or cultures that they could get married by.
A major problem with this whole issue is the perceived entitlement of Christians and a lot of other groups. Marriage isn't a strictly Christian institution. And this isn't a Christian nation. We are America. We are the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of teeming shores. Save for the Native Americans, the rest of us are here in America because our ancestors wanted to escape the same kind of persecution that we now find running so rampant in a place where we speak so highly of individual freedom and pride ourselves as a land of equal opportunity without judgment.1