Thursday, May 25, 2006

Gay Marriage??

What is it about Gay Marriage that we are afraid of? Does gay marriage hinder me in anyway? Does the economy drop due to marriage? Will the United States lose face in the rest of the world by allowing gay and lesbian marriage?

Now I am not gay nor do I support the lifestyle, but I do support people's rights. If they choose to be gay/lesbian then it is their choice. If they choose to unite together, I do not see any reason why my views should hinder any such union. Of course, marriage is a religious term of uniting a man and a woman and should be recognized. Therefore a civil union recognized by the government should be called by a different name.
Will this satisfy the gay/lesbian community? Perhaps not, but their views can not override church morality who view gay/lesbian lifestyles as the wrong way of life. As I am for people's rights, I will not deny others rights to help another. This would only create a shift in the ruling creating a win/loss situation. Therefore, the only win/win situation would be to allow civil union, but it cannot be held in a religious building that believes the lifestyle immoral.
I say, why not let them unite? It does not harm me, but perhaps I can gain something from it.
In the past, interracial relationships were frowned upon by most of the United States, but let us remember a movie that helped define that time, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. In the movie, interracial relationships were not accepted in the beginning, but in the end, with a change of heart, they turn to accept the interracial relationship. Is Brokeback Mountain to become the movie that defines this moment? I hope not as I read the short story and did not read a love story but an affair full of lust. Allow the civil unions, hopefully it will end the silly affairs of lust, or at least save us from another Brokeback Mountain

The Associated Press
Thursday, May 25, 2006; 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders are lining up in opposing coalitions over whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Wouldn't gay marriage help the economy? Weddings are freaking expensive, and you'd have more people getting married (or at least paying for civil unions), and all that kind of crap. Vera Wang- she'd be like, a billionaire. Every one of her orders would be a double order.

The way I see it, does gay marriage hurt or affect anyone negatively? Not really. If two guys get married, it doesn't change my life in anyway, but they are both better of.

I agree with your point about the religious institutions- we cannot, as a government, force a Catholic church to hold a gay wedding inside it's walls. However, there are other, non-Christian religions (I believe Buddhism is one of them) that don't care if you're homosexual and want to get married. You don't have to get married in a church after all. Civil unions are really the best solution, and seem to be a win/win one at that.