The concept of marriage has its roots in religion. Every major religion has some equivalent of marriage before it became a state institution. Understanding that marriage began as a religious institution, and also understanding that every religion considers gays to be taboo, why would a gay couple want to be married? Why would a gay couple want to be recognized by a religion that rejects their very nature? And this is assuming the couple is religious in the first place.
If I were gay, I would completely reject the idea of marriage. If my religion considers me taboo, then screw that religion, as it is how I was born. Instead, I would be fighting for recognition by the government to have the same benefits (financial) as married couples, without saying I'm married. That is, I would fight for the right to be recognized as a Gay Union, rather than a Gay Marriage.
I would think that the church of whatever religion wouldn't put up much of a fight if gays fought for Gay Union rights, rather than Gay Marriage rights. They are essentially the same in every sense, except for its recognition by a religious institution.
Most Helpful Girl
Lots of things are deeply rooted in religion or have religious influences, that doesn't mean that people should just stop doing it. Like pre-marital sex is often considered inappropriate, most people aren't going to not want to do it just because something in a book tells them to. Also, we'd then have to look into relationships between different sex couples and if they were atheists, they wouldn't be allowed a marriage either, it must be called a union or whatever. And what happens if one of them is religious and the other isn't, what do we do then, if one is not allowed to get married whilst the other is free to do so and wants to? It seems like it raises too many complications. I'm bi and not religious, and I would want what I had to be recognised as a marriage no matter who I decide to marry.1
Most Helpful Guy
Quick question, where are you getting your facts that people are "born gay"? You're making claims not backed by science. I think the experts have a better grasp on it...
Royal College of Psychiatry in Britain (which is so leftist and politically correct you will be arrested for "racist" facebook posts) does not believe homosexuality is genetic. www.theglobaldispatch.com/.../
American Pyschological Association, which initially removed homosexuality from their list of official mental illnesses only due to vandalism and protests, no longer claims homosexuality is genetic, either.
What we DO know is that being homosexual, particularly a gay man, is incredibly bad for your health, and hence, costs society a small fortune in extra medical care.
Gay men have a 17 times higher rate of anal cancer than straight men.
Gay men are 2% of the population of the USA, yet have 57% of HIV infections.
"In 2013, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 75% of primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States."
Homosexuality is an highly destructive, unhealthy lifestyle, according to the facts and statistics.1
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