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I think the discussion is and was way too black and white and thus the current outcome will be ending up into something which lacks proper thinking it through.
Several issues I see with it:
1. Marriage in itself has always been a religious establishment. By making gay-marriage legal it's literally spitting on all these religions.
2. There are a few tax- and other advantages which are solely there to support the creating of a family aka child-bearing. Gays can't biologically get children for obvious reasons.
3. Adoption here is an another problematic aspect. There is quite a lot of scientific research on the absence of a father- or mother-role and it's harm on the childgrowth.
4. Further weakening institution of marriage itself.
5. Will churches end up - just like that bakershop - to be forced to perform such a marriage?
6. It could be a slippery-slope to polygamous marriages and other problematic ideas.
7. Ignoring the high numbers of domestic violence and such among gay and lesbian couples. That surely will become an even bigger issue with them marrying.
8. How exactly is marriage a right to begin with?
9. What about non-gays marrying in order to gain benefits?
inb4 you homophobe / term of your choice which is meant to shame me
To the confederate flag: As far as I know it has always been a flag for rebelling rather than a symbol of slavery and only few abuse it as a symbol of such.
Nonetheless it is part of American culture, especially the southern states - independent of it's association.
Not to mention that banning something, because a few dramaqueens (that includes guys as well) are offended, is just plain stupid. The world isn't made of pink cotton candy and banning never solved any issue - it just conceals it.0