So today I got into a discussion with two completely different people. And open minded methodist and and ignorant dude.

So first off I would like to point out that I'm not gay. I am straight. I prefer guys. (This for some odd reason comes into question every time I bring this up.)

Moving on so I was talking to the methodist dude and we got onto the discussion of gay marriage. Touchy subject for me because I personally think it's stupid to deny people their rights. Blacks went through it. Women went through it. Now gays have to go through it. Anyways, he said that he doesn't believe in homosexual marriage because thats how he was raised. Okay now I would just let that go but my thing is, yes that is how you were raised but you need to realize that our generation is about change. So I acknowledged his reason and countered it. The other guy shut down everything I said with "I think they should have their own jails like how Hitler did to the Jews. I'm not against Jews just gays."

Gay marriage should be allowed because::


*A gay couple who have decided that they want to spend the rest of their lives together should be able to band it by the government just like a heterosexual couple.

*Some need the same rights as a married couple (ie. child custody, health benefits etc.)

*They're people to, everyone should have a choice whom they want to marry whether it be hetero- or homosexual.

These are just the big three reasons in my book. What are yours? Or if your against; why are you against.

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Bottom line.  They are people. No other reason to give.  What many people don't realize is that in the Bible they only talk about homosexuality when it comes to men.  Again this is all about the power of men.
I'm against government-sanctioned marriage because I don't think the government should play favorites.

I love referring people to beyondmarriage.org and they tend to see where I'm coming from.

courtney, thx for that link.

 

"Marriage is not the only worthy form of family or relationship, and it should not be legally and economically privileged above all others. A majority of people – whatever their sexual and gender identities – do not live in traditional nuclear families. They stand to gain from alternative forms of household recognition beyond one-size-fits-all marriage. For example: 

·     Single parent households

·     Senior citizens living together and serving as each other’s caregivers (think Golden Girls)

·     Blended and extended families

·     Children being raised in multiple households or by unmarried parents

·     Adult children living with and caring for their parents

·     Senior citizens who are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren or other relatives

·     Close friends or siblings living in non-conjugal relationships and serving as each other’s primary support and caregivers

·     Households in which there is more than one conjugal partner

·     Care-giving relationships that provide support to those living with extended illness such as HIV/AIDS.

 

 

sounds reasonable to me :D

Homosexuals should be allowed to get married if they're not religious but if they claim to be christians then they shouldn't marry in a church.

The purpose of marriage isn't to procreate - the purpose of marriage is to be able to be united with someone you love.

 

And I agree with you - if the church wants to say that they won't allow people of the same sex to marry within their walls, that's FINE! I won't be getting married in a church either, and I'm straight.

 

It's about equal rights, really. Straight people can get married and divorced as many times as they want in their lifetime, but gays can't marry even once? Who's ruining the sanctity of marriage? It's not gay people.

I support the civil rights and liberties of all. I think as long as marriage is going to be a government institution, it should either be fully equal, or it should not exist.

 

I'd prefer non-existence but let's fight the battles we can.

   Marriage is a contract which offers benefits to the partners that they would not get with even the best civil union.   It cuts through all the red tape and gives automatic rights to aspects of the arrangement.

    Since it is required to get a license from the state for marriage then its obviously not a Religious only ceremony.

     You can be Religious ( Christian) and believe in and fight for gay marriage, lots of old Religious rules and dogma  from the bible have long been put out to pasture.  

     The best thing about Marriage equality will be the affect it will have in the following years on kids in school.  Being gay or having a crush on another boy or girl will no longer have to be a fearful secret.   It will be a chance for everyone to be themselves and for kids to be able to say "Yes, I'll go out with you"

   

   

 

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