Marriage, no matter the "sacredness" is nothing more than a property contract between two people.
Second, I challenge anyone to read the US constitution and find anything prohibiting same sex marriage.
I say to all those opposed to same sex marriage to start agitating for the government to get out of the marriage business. Let marriage become a purely religious event. That also applies to the divorce business too. Wait---you don't like this, then let civil ceremonies be between any two people who want to get married.
On an ideological level I'm against the institution of marriage itself, including gay marriage.
I think it's kind of sad that this is an issue, or has to be an issue. But a gay partner frequently isn't given visitor status in a hospital, isn't given the same inheritance rights as a hetero spouse, so this is a valid legal issue even if you don't believe in marriage.
Of course. Pragmatically I have no issue with it.
I believe marriage is strictly for procreation, so anyone who isn't fertile shouldn't be allowed to marry. (wink)
Would this include our elders? Viagra must be unchristian by some mental contortion. Post-menopausal women ought to seek divorces too!
There is no coherent reason to prohibit any two people from being married. And please don't ask me if I also think it's all right for a man to marry a donkey; that's okay by me also - no skin off my nose; and if the donkey community doesn't object, why should mine?
I would personally object to same sex marriages for heterosexuals. I know this is discrimination based on sexual preference, but it just doesn't seem right ;)
Of course that's the inverse of a favorite argument the anti-gays make. "Despite your claims to the contrary, the law doesn't discriminate against you, you, Mr. Gayman, can marry any woman you want so log as she is agreeable."
I am completely for same sex marriage, everyone deserves equal rights no matter their preference of attraction!! The simple thing is, people are ignorant assholes, just a fact of life. Once this stupid discrimination is gotten over, another will replace it, like what about children of same sex marriage or another equally trivial and prehistoric idea.
Did someone say it's okay for any couple to marry including if a person wants to marry a donkey? Sorry but marriage is for 'consenting adults' in my humble opinion and until we can be sure the donkey is giving consent I can't bring myself to agree with that one... yet, needs a bit more research me thinks lol