I decided to write something that would rile up the Christian conservatives and shed some light into my 25% liberal/75% conservative philosophy. Some would say its libertarian but I don't like being lumped in with that group.
I have no problem with Gay Marriage or civil unions or anything two consenting adults decide to do in the privacy of their own home. I believe that banning anything gay is unconstitutional.
My only problem with gay marriage was fraud, but then I new men and women in the military who got married solely to live off base and draw living and food allowances. So fraud can be perpetrated by anyone.
I understand that there are some who point to the word Marriage meaning man and woman. If I was gay I would give up on the marriage part and go civil union. ON PAPER. Its not like someone is going to arrest you if you say you are married to someone if its only a civil union. As long as the two give the same rights, WHO CARES WHAT IT IS CALLED.
Now, I do say that if straight people are willing to offer civil unions then gay people need to give up gay pride parades as they currently are. These things are ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
You wonder why people think all gays are perverts, well just look at what we see during a gay pride parade. I wouldn't mind if you knocked off the flaming too. That is equally ridiculous. Feel free to do what you want in private, but show some respect for the people around you who might feel uncomfortable.