With everything that's happened in the gay community lately, I thought I'd share my opinion.

I'd like to think of myself as a moderate person. I try to look at both sides of any issue. But marriage rights are something I am not moderate about. I find it so sad gays are still denied rights in America, land of the free. There's no reason for it. Allowing gay marriage won't destroy marriage (divorce covered that)

I dare, nay, defy anyone to come up with a logical explanation as to why gay marriage will do harm rather than good.

The number one argument against it I've heard is that it will blur marriage lines and we as a society won't know what marriage is any more. We'll have people marrying their pets or relatives.

First off, are we that dumb that we can't determine what marriage is? Let's use some common sense! Animals can't enter into binding legal contracts, that's why people don't marry animals. People who are closely related can't marry because if they reproduce, their children can have some serious birth defects, not to mention someone who is that close to their parent/sibling is probably not well mentally. I am still waiting for someone to tell me a logical explanation as to why gay adults can't marry. Especially the couples who have been together longer than half of heterosexual couples.

If you're concerned about the sanctity of marriage, let's start with divorce. How is divorce legal, acceptable in our society (even though it can have devastating consequences for a family) but marriage between gays isn't? I think if marriage is being threatened by anything, it's the prospect that 50% of them will end.

I will not listen to anyone who cites religion as a reason they want gay marriage to be banned legally. Religion should have no say in the legality of something, because then we would be mixing religion and state, and as we all know those two things are separated. Teach your kids to hate gays on behalf of god in the privacy of your own home, but keep that shit out of our legal system. It has no place.

The only thing I take comfort in is the fact that I believe same-sex marriage will be legal in the entire country by the time my son marries.

Rant, complete.

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Krist...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:32 PM

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Melis...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 6:16 PM  awsome post!!!!!

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whittear
Jun. 3, 2008 at 1:17 PM Ditto! Well said.

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flowe...
Jun. 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM you are a bad ass!

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ladyl...
Jul. 4, 2008 at 4:53 AM Kudos.... the goverment needs to stay the hell out of what goes on in consinting adults bedrooms!!!!!!!!!!

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