I may lose some readers after this, but...
I can not wrap my mind around the fact that it is 2013 and we are even still debating the issue of marriage equality. Love is love is love, and who am I to tell someone that their love is worth less than mine? It's not a matter of same sex rights, it's a matter of HUMAN rights, and I don't see how after all of the advances this country has made, people still don't understand this. I've decided to look up the top ten reasons people are against same sex marriage, and give my opinion on them. So here we go.
1) Same Sex Marriage will destroy the institution of marriage.
Because Britney Spears three day just for fun drunk marriage was AWESOME and completely within everything that marriage stands for. We allow drunk ass strangers to get married in Vegas, but a same sex couple that's been together for thirty years doesn't get that same right? That's bologna. (That always bothered me how it was spelled, but I digress) We have celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor who have been married fifteen million times, but as long as she marries men the institution of marriage is still holding strong! I'm sorry, I thought that marriage meant you were promising yourself to ONE person for the rest of your life, not until you decided you don't like them anymore and want to move on to the next love of your life.
New York city residents Phyllis Siegel, 77, and Connie Kopelov, 85,
have been together for 23 years and were the first couple to marry in NYC.
HOW do THEY have less right to marry than you and I?!
2) If same sex marriage is legalized, polygamy will follow.
WHO THE EFF CARES?! King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 whores. If wife one and wife two are okay with sharing the husband who are you to say that it's wrong? It's their marriage. It's their life. You don't want to be in a polygamist relationship? Don't be. Simple as that. I am addicted to Sister Wives and think they've got an awesome marriage. Could I do it? No. Will I judge them? Nope. Not my place. If they're okay with sharing the love, then share away baby!
Love is Love.
3) Same sex marriage would make heterosexual divorce to easy.
Uhm. How? This may be one of the stupidist arguments that I've ever heard. Really? If two men getting married affects your marriage in any way shape or form your marriage didn't mean jack crap in the first place. Sorry to say it.
4) Same sex marriage would require schools to teach tolerance.
Why aren't we doing this anyways? Do we still go around thinking it's okay to hang someone because they're black? Or throw people into a concentration camp because they're Jewish? I don't understand how this could possibly be a bad thing. Teaching people to love and respect people regardless of what they believe, the color of their skin, or who they love, should be common sense.
It's no longer a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN.
5) Same sex marriage will allow same sex couples to adopt.
And? With all of the children in foster care, why would that matter? Straight parents don't only raise straight children, it's not like suddenly we're going to have a million of gay children and we won't be able to repopulate our already overpopulated planet. How are you going to sit and tell a child that there's a couple that wants to bring them home and give them the love they deserve, but you're going to leave them bouncing around in foster care because they both have a penis? How ludacris.
|Look at how happy and loved this child is. How is that wrong?!|
6) That foster parents would be required to take sensitivity training.
Once again, I fail to see the negative in this. Pretty much refer to number four for this.
7) Social Security can't afford to pay for same-sex couples.
Social security is dwindling at this point anyways. I have this overwhelming feeling that every paycheck we get is getting paid into a program that won't be available to us when we retire anyways. The government keeps borrowing from it and it's going to bankrupt the program. Even so, how many gay couples do they think there are in the United States? Not all of them are going to run out and get married the very first day they can (although a LOT will). And even so, not all of them are old enough to collect on social security. Pointless argument.
|Seriously, have you ever gone shopping with a gay man? FABULOUS.|
8) That legal US same sex marriage would encourage it to spread.
Most of these "arguments" just have me shaking my head and going "Really?" Once again, who cares? There are plenty of other countries that have same sex marriage legalized and nobody burst into flames or forced a straight man to marry a gay man. Get over it, it's not your marriage, it's not your business.
9) That same-sex marriage would make evangelism more difficult.
How would two people getting married affect your ability to tell people about your God? People are still going to go to church, this doesn't affect anything. I don't understand this...
10) That same sex marriage would bring about divine retribution.
Personally, I'm an atheist. *GASP I KNOW RIGHT?!* BUT I believe that every religion has the right to practice whatever it wants and believe in whatever it wants. If you want to believe in God, good for you. If you want to believe in Allah, awesome. Buddha? Rub that belly baby. Want to believe in a flying spaghetti monster that lives in the clouds and touches everyone with his noodly appendages, that is your right. With that out of the way, I have done a lot of research into different religions, and this is what I've come up with. Christians believe that the rapture will happen, and if you've been a good God fearing Christian, when he comes down for retribution, you'll be safe! No need to worry about the gays that got married because you'll be chilling up in heaven with the big man sipping on wine and eating crackers or something like that. Isn't the message of the Bible something along the lines of love thy neighbor and judge the sin not the sinner? Didn't Jesus hang out with a prostitute? Want to know what Jesus had to say about homosexuality? Not a single damn thing. At all. Not a word.
So there you have my responses to the top ten reasons that same sex marriage shouldn't be legalized. It amazes me that the majority of the popular arguments your hear are religion based, when we live in a country that literally the number one rule is "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." What does that mean you ask?
That is all.