Some people can go a little too far with their anti-gay wedding phobias.
I was reading up on some FFXI message boards where the game developers post at. It seems that they recently enabled marriages in the game. I saw some threads by people begging and pleading that they made sure there were no same sex marriages. O.o
In EQ they do it, though. So if you play online games, and you're gay, and looking to get married, go to Everquest! =P
I find it interesting how the word "gay" went from meaning "happy" to "homosexual" to a generic derogatory word. True fact: I overheard some little kids calling a boy "gay" because he liked to hang out with girls!
"Omg. Where did they get the idea to not use army guys? Are they taking drugs?" --Tim Schafer on originality in videogames
But seriously, I don't really have anything against gay marriages as such. Marriage, when you think about it, is pretty much just a legal way of coupling together two people who wish to spend their lives together and are in love...or whatever. I see nothing wrong with the law officially saying that two members of the same sex are a couple.
However, the problem is to do with children of course. The moral concern is around having a 'normal' upbringing in a family with both a male and female parent. I think it's a good thing to have both parties represented in an unbringing of a child, but the thing is, how many children these days get that sort of upbringing?
Not many really.
I mean just think about the number of children who grow up in a home where the parents have split, or a parent has died. Sure, some of these kids have problems later on in life, but it can't be helped in alot of cases.
I think homosexual partners CAN raise a child to be perfectly normal. So long as they teach their child that there are options as far as sexual preference goes.
Muggus: I don't see that kids would inherit homosexuality from their parents. It is not a choice, it is how you were born. Hanging out with my gay friend has not made me develop a appreciation of a mans ugly hairy ass.
Steve Zissou: Anne-Marie, do all the interns get Glocks?
Beginning of time, you say? A gay dinosaur... imagine that.
Gilg, I appear to have dropped the soap. Could you get it for me?
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"Say you're hanging from a huge cliff at the top of mt. everest and a guy comes along and says he'll save you, and proceeds to throw religious pamphlets at you while simultaniously giving a sermon." - Dustin G
To those who argue that marraige is strictly for the purposes of producing children... would you deny a man and a woman the right to wed if one of them were steril? I doubt it.
Also, at least in America, we pride ourselves on having separation between church and state. To ban gay marraige based on biblical law (as most use as the basis for their arguments) would be unconstitutional -- regardless of whether it is moral or not, it violates one of the very foundations of our government.
I agree with vortex. Marriage is somewhat of a sacred rite, and it's between a man and a woman. Like vortex said, it is sort of an insult to have same sex marriages. We don't kill homosexuals anymore for who they are, I think marrying is pushing it alittle. (hmmm, that last sentence was alitte....)