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According to the UN...

In article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it states:

1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

This does NOT limit marriage to Straight Couples, nor does it limit marriage to only TWO people...

So why does they US continue to do so?
Can anyone give me a good reason? Marriage hurts no one, and according to the UN it IS a right which should not be limited to a small group... SO why is it so hard for the US to get on board with this?

*As a note I support both gay and plural marriage!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:55 PM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (15)
  • The US is a lot more religiously conservative than Europe, but we're trying.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:00 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • It's funny... The US was founded because England and other parts of Europe were to oppressive... Now look what we have become!


    gay pride ribbon

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:03 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I could not have said it better Sabrina.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:16 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I have to agree with Sabrina as well.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • have to agree with Sabrina!
    Kaelansmom

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:02 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I agree with Sabrina too.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:06 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Honestly, while this is generally not a popular opinion with EITHER side, I think there's a way that would be a compromise for both sides of this issue. I think that, instead of marriage being a legal (secular) practice, it should be a spiritual (church based only) practice. That any couple (sorry, I don't think it should be extended to multiple partners at one time), regardless of gender orientation, should be able to form a civil union, and that, in fact, if you want to have any legal recognition of that union (gay or straight) that it needs to be a civil union. Then, if, in the teaching of your faith, you want a marriage - then that is between you and your church and your God as to whether or not it is able to be formed or not. Similar to the differences between a social security card - which all babies need, and a baptism/ baptismal record, which only some have.

    cont
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:51 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • cont

    This would ensure the legal and social protection of all committed couples, regardless of who they were, and at the same time, it would respect the religious views of those who view marriage as a sacrament between a man, a woman, and God.

    Oh, and btw - I would "grandfather" everyone who is already married in the traditional way, setting a date - say, on the New Yr, that from here on, anyone who wishes to be legally recognized as a couple must file a Civil Union application at the courthouse (much like a marriage licenses are now, regardless of who marries you). There would be no ceremony - just sign the contract and turn in the form. If you want a ceremony, set one up - but it's not legally binding.

    But, unfortunately, too many people on each side of this are more concerned with forcing the others to their side than with actually coming up with a solution that respects all sides, so it won't happen.
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:57 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • The UN is not God nor is that organization an equal to Him. And just something else to think about: Isn't it interesting that in a day when heterosexual couples are saying marriage is just a piece of paper and therefore not necessary, the homosexuals are screaming for the right to marry? Somehow, there is a great big disconnect in all of morality as ordained by God, and that's where the rub comes in. The real problem in society today is that everybody wants to do what is right in his own sight, no matter what God has said about it. What He says is the only thing that matters, and what the UN or any other governmental organization says matters not a whit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:05 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I have seen evidence that homosexuality is not spoken against in the bible, and God has yet to come down to set the matter straight.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

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