Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gay Marriage

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.


Bsnizzle said...

Totally an apples to oranges question for you and maybe a future topic…

How do you come down on polygamy, between consenting adults?

The reason I ask is because the gay marriage argument always makes me think of the polygamists who claim it is their religious right to have more than one spouse. I am sure you know I don’t agree with polygamy, but I can understand where they are coming from as I understand someone who wants to marry someone from the same sex. Whether I agree with it or not is besides the point.

Warthog said...

I had a friend who's dad was a biker. He was married and they had a girlfriend. Totally legal.

I don't know of any religion that has polygamy without major issues of forcing women to do it. I am sure there are some though.

What I am talking about is law. Marriage via the gov is simply a contract between two people. The gov should not be able to say who those two people are.

But they can say that legally you can only have a contract with one person. Cuz think about it. What does a legal marriage do but guarantee rights provided by the people.

That's a rough answer and am willing expand any of my points if you want.

Moe said...

I'd like you to expand your point about women being forced into it...aren't they seen (from govt perspective) as consenting adults?