My brother is gay and I know what he goes through and went through when he was younger. I dont see the problem with gay marriage. They are just like us but they like the opposite sex. Thats no problem. And raising children! Go for it! They deserve children just as much as we do. I read an article the other day saying how gays shouldnt be able to adopt because theres not a mother and a father. So does that mean parents that are divorced or widowed should get there kids taken away? Just doesnt make sense!
First of all, it's not a choice to be gay. You don't chose who you love, you just do. Second, using the Bible as a reason is complete bull. God created everyone equal. And you know what? If you tried to bring that into an argument with the government, they'd be forced to not listen. Separation of Church and State. If you're trying to legalize something, you can't use the Bible as an excuse. But if you are, it also says "Judge not lest ye be judged." If you're a good freaking Christian you don't DARE judge other people. Third of all, the person that said crap about freaks, WE'RE ALL FREAKS. And guess what? You're a freak. People have the right to express themselves however they want. You have no say. If they want to wear a freaking dinosaur costume to the supermarket, THEY CAN. Really, if they're comfortable, then why should you care?
Becky, 14 year old Jewish girl from VA.
Why is it fair to treat others wrong because of something they don't have any choice over. I never chose to be straight and honestly why would a gay person CHOOSE to have all that hate in their life? Honestly, you think they want to be bullied to the point where they contemplate suicide? Of course not. Honestly it was the same with slavery, now 120 years later we realize how horribly wrong we were and I hope it will be like that for homosexuals too. The younger generations are a lot more understanding now and i'm not trying to sound arrogant but we're smarter too. Many things I'm learning in MIDDLE school my mom has told me she didn't learn until her last years in high school. Overall, homosexuals should have the exact same rights as any heterosexual.
Gay marriage should be legalized nationwide. Gay couples have just as much of a right to marry as heterosexual couples. Not letting gay couples get married is a form of discrimination. We live in the land of equality, and tell me, does letting heterosexual couples but not homosexual couples get married equal? I don't think so. People need to open up their minds and stop being so uptight. If getting married is the business of only the couple, why does it matter to anyone else if they get married? Love is love. No one should be denied of their right to marry the one they love, boy or girl.
Only God can judge them and God and Jesus love all their children. For you to judge them is none of your business for they have not done anything wrong to you. They did not wake every day to impress you. So deal with it. We are here and we are not going anywhere.
Yes, gay marriage is banned according to the Bible; however it also says, thou shall not lie, steal, kill, nor disrespect thy mother nor father. Everyone has told a lie before, and disrespected mother and father. James 9:10-11 says, Who are you to judge your brother and sister? If you judge, you are not doing the law but going against the law. There is only one judge, he can save you, and break you, so who are you to judge your neighbor?
Although some people may think that just by being gay, you are automatically going to hell, this is not the case. God, although some people might believe that he does, cannot judge or hate people no matter what that person has done in their physical lives, because he does not have the power to do so. God does not possess the ability to hate, judge, smite or whatever the case may be. God only has the power to create, and God has created only the things that bring peace and happiness to the world. God's message to the world is love, not hatred.
There are so many reasons why gay marriage should be legalized, one of which being child adoption. Our orphanages aren't full, but we want them to be as empty as possible. Gay couples biologically can't have children on their own. Everyone knows that. However, many gay couples that want children would revert to adopting. That means that a lot more of orphans would be given loving parents, a better home, and a proper education.
I didn't realize that due to the biological structure of myself, I shouldn't be given equal rights... I mean sure...I'd like to be like everybody else? But that's just not happening. You exist. I exist. Because you exist, and because you think and have feelings, emotions, thoughts, etc...you deserve rights, do you not? Well, I'm the same way. What right do you have to deny me these rights? Actually, what right does God even have to deny me these rights? Yea, "God" created me...so what? I'd rather rot in hell for eternity than be with a God who does not love me for who I am, for a God who does not love his creations does not, in fact, love himself. We aren't supposed to judge each other, yet those who are opposed to gay marriage do nothing but judge us for being homosexuals. Oh well...still, Yes, gay marriage should be legalized.
There always has been and always will be gay people in this world, and it is their choice, not ours, so why do we try to change it. If you're not gay then you don't need to worry about gay marriage, and being married is only a way of legalizing love, so if you're a man and love a man, or a woman loving a woman, than getting married is only a legal way to show it.
Stop caring what others think about you or your life. If someone feels REALLY happy being with their same sex, then let them be. Why does it matter to you? Is it YOUR life? No, it is not. Live your own life and worry about yourself. At the end of the day, people are going to be gay/lesbian. Deal with it.
I support Gay Marriage for a variety of reasons.
The United State of America was founded on the belief that everyone was created equal, endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The right to get married is included. So, to deny the right for same-sex couples to marry is denying their constitutional right to marry... which is unconstitutional, go figure.
Also, you religious fanatics really need to read the bible more carefully before thinking you can quote God. Yes it does say that men should not lay with other men, but at the same time, it says that people shouldn't go to work on Sundays (it's also ironic because pastors work on Sundays). Does doing so necessarily make it a sin? No it doesn't. Furthermore, love between gays does not automatically correlate to lust, because straight couples lust all the time. So to deny gays the right to marry over something that straight couples do all the time is very hypocritical.
Furthermore, being gay isn't always a life choice, the same as being straight. It's a psychological thing. Psychologically, men and women are hard wired to have sex with each other, but at the same time, since we all are different, some people grow up being attracted to the same sex, they can't help it, it's their instincts! Same as straight people, gays and straights have sexual urges towards the opposite sex if they're straight and towards the same sex if they're gay. Though yes, it is true that some choose to be gay, but not out of the blue! Sometimes, people grow up feeling more attracted to the same sex, rather than the opposite sex, so they choose to pursue relationships with those of the same sex. It's the same as being straight. Straights feel more attracted to the opposite sex, so they pursue the opposite sex.
Can't argue with logic and science, bro.
Narrow minded, old fashioned homophobics need to open their eyes to the 21st century. It is immoral to judge and victimize someone due to their views on love. Who are you to say what is right and what isn't? Just because you may not agree with something it does not make it wrong.
I mean why should some radical right winged fundamentals prevent gays from marrying who they love? It's not a choice to love a man or a woman. It's really shocking to me on how many people actually think that gays should not get married. If you don't like homosexuality, keep it to yourself. Don't force your opinions on other people.
If any two people love each other they should be allowed to legalize and confirm that love. It doesn't matter who you are. Everyone deserves the right to love and to have the ceremony to show it. Just because you don't follow what the Bible says, which is a man and a women committing to each other, it doesn't matter. The world's been changing a lot since that Bible was written. Other views have changed so why can't gay marriage?
Why would any one choose a life of humiliation, discrimination, and bullying? Gay people can't help being attracted to the same sex. It is in their nature. This government separates church and state. Not legalizing gay marriage is discriminatory and there is no political reason for its illegalization. The Constitution’s commitments to liberty and equality protects gay marriage. Laws are designed to allow people to act according to their beliefs. If gay marriage is against your beliefs and religion, that is your own opinion and this government allows you to practice them freely. But religious views should have NO effect on the government's control of who can and cannot get married. This country is not free nor equal. For centuries and decades we fought for the termination of slavery, blacks' rights, women's' rights, desegregation, immigration rights, and now gay rights. This is a never ending war for equality. Same sex marriage is a civil right. If the government can control marriage, then there are reasons to believe the government has taken advantage of its power.
Gay people have the right to choose who they want to marry. So people shouldn't be discriminating them or judging them just because they are gay no body in this world is perfect. In this world we are equals whether we are Black,White,Hispanic,Indian or any other race. So why should we not be equals based on sexual orientation.
This is not a Christian country and should never be. We are free and the government should not tell us who we love. "In God we trust" was added in the 1950s but should not have been. People don't seem to understand that. People tend to be very ignorant today. Why care about who someone loves? Why?
Scientists have found that a person can become gay in the womb. It's no ones else's business about what they feel. If you ha vent walked in their shoes, then don't judge them. Most religions feel that it is a sin, but clearly the Bible states that ALL men are created equal. Plus, that God loves everyone equally.
In Ancient Rome, homosexuality was never frowned upon. In fact, there are recorded same-sex marriages dating back to Ancient Rome. Homosexuality only became something out of the norm when religion was brought into the picture.
However, infamous verse, "Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination." This is not what we think it means. In reality, for one of the men in the sexual encounter to be treated as one would treat a woman, the man would have been taking a lower status. To do so would have been reducing him to property and in effect defiling the image of God, which man was considered. To fully understand this law, we must consider the historical context in which it was written.
There are also many studies (trust me, I did a research paper on this) that prove that children that grow up in a same-sex home are no different than one that grows up with a mother and a father. And here's another thing: Children who are born into same-sex families are wanted. There are no accidents.
Then there is the "procreate" argument. There are over seven billion people on this Earth. I think we've got the procreating down, don't worry.
And finally: Love thy neighbor as thyself. I'm not a big believer in religion, but I'm a believer in acceptance and love. And love can be found in all places.
Christians really need a good look at their bibles to realize that there are more prohibitions than just No homosexuality. You can't eat shellfish, pork, get tattoos, working on the sabbath gossiping, certain hairstyles, getting remarried, but if you should do these things, you should get stoned to death by the whole community where you reside. Why aren't Christians so adamant about these things? Is it because they are silly archaic laws that were made by primitive man in the dessert? Really, just because if something makes one uncomfortable, then that person should realize that it's not their life and it has no effect on their own. If two people love each other, they should be able to get the same tax benefits regardless of sexual orientation.
Also Christians, each time you refer to God as a reason against homosexuality, just remember that the bible (God's word apparently) condones slavery, racism, and child prostitution.
Legalise it but that doesn't mean that it isn't inherently sinful.
O say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner, O! Long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country, should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
There is nothing wrong with liking the same sex as you.
The bible says its wrong? It also says divorce is wrong but that's still allowed!
Cant reproduce? Umm, that's why they have sperm banks. Adoption.
Between a man and a woman? Love is for everyone.
It's nasty and wrong? You're nasty and wrong for judging people who are different.
Gay marriage should be legalized. Gay people should have the same rights as anyone else. They are being discriminated against. In this country, we have always fought for equality. This issue is no different. Minorities, women, gay people and everyone else should be treated equally in the eyes of the law. Church and state are separate in this country. Religious views should not impact the rights of gay people.
This nation was founded on the idea that all men should be counted as equals, so why should gay marriage no be legalized? 50 years ago black & whites could not be married, now that has been abolished and they can. Lets do the same for gay & lesbians and let them get married.
Nobody is forcing American churches to perform gay wedding ceremonies. What they can’t do, is make their religion's rules into laws that apply to everybody else. The U.S. is not a theocracy; marriage is a legal status, not just a religious ceremony. As long as the couple goes to city hall to fill out the paper work, they're just as married as any other married couple. Gay people are no different than we are, we are all human beings. Who we choose to love should be no one else’s business but our own.
Why can't they get married, it's not as if they are the ones getting divorced they're fighting harde to be unified together on a legal document, haven't seen anyone else try that hard and as there are people trying to forge marriages to get passed laws give he gay's a chance to love and keep the sanctity of marriage everyone else is ruining it not them.
Everyone is equal, people should not be stripped of their rights because of who they fall in love with! There is debate over how it is not natural, God doesn't like it etc. However, assuming there is a god, HE is creating them! How is it that I could marry somebody 80 years older than me just for their money, yet 2 men or women cannot marry each other? It doesn't seem fair to me.
No church have you gone to, or will ever go to has performed a marriage. What churches perform are weddings. Marriage is a permit you pay for at your county or city clerk's office that says your marriage is legal. A recent USA Today poll asked why one opposed same-sex marriage, and 47% answered that "Religion/Bible says it's wrong" but the bible also condemns rounded hair cuts, getting married after a divorce, associating with a woman while she has her period and many other silly things. Being a woman I'd rather not take directions from a book written 3500 years ago that says I'm dirty and less than a man. Those who like the same-sex are no different than those who like the opposite and it can't be changed with some treatment and religion.
As of myself being bisexual I think it should be allowed.In my eyes I see it as a straight person has the right to love or be in a relationship whit who they please and they have the right to marry who they want...So worst gives a gay , bisexual or lesbian different terms?.. None we should all have equal rights as it says we should in the constitution.
Religious arguments aside, gay marriage legalization is one of equality between citizens.
Therefore people who are LGBT or whatever race or sexual orientation should be treated equally under the eyes of the LAW.
To address some of the arguments against gay marriage:
1) No being gay is not a choice. If you really believe this then why don't you try it out for a month to see what it's like?
2) No allowing gay marriage will not lead to polygamy or bestiality. That's like saying straight marriage will mean all families will definitely commit incest. It's very easy to make a law that bans polygamy if that's what the majority wants.
3) Being gay is perfectly natural and has been reported in almost every known species of creature. Does anymore need to be said?...
4) To say that marriage is for the express purpose of procreation is ridiculous. What can be inferred from this statement is that anyone who is infertile such as the elderly or men who are sterile are not allowed to be married regardless of sexual orientation.
5) People don't want their tax money to pay for something they disagree with. Well guess what, it's called democracy and if the majority disagree with you then you're going to have to suck it up and pay or go live in North Korea.
6) To everyone who quotes the bible saying that Leviticus says homosexuality is wrong then I would challenge you to look at the fallacies in the bible. Deuteronomy 24:1-5 states that "A man can divorce his wife simply because she displeases him and both he and his wife can remarry" whereas Mark 10:2-12 states "Divorce is wrong, and to remarry is to commit adultery". If the bible isn't consistent about Divorce and considering the Divorce rate among Christians the world over, then why is the bible necessarily correct over homosexuality.
7) Marriage isn't a religious issue its a civil rights issue. People who aren't Christian can be married. Therefore religion actually has nothing to do with the gay marriage debate. If you believe marriage is a religious institution then we might as well rename legal marriage for all non Christians to civil union and be done with it.
8) It has been scientifically proven that same sex couples are at worst no worse parents to same sex couples. Furthermore, homosexuals inability to procreate would help reduce the number of children living in orphanages due to an increase in the adoption rate.
And I'm not going to say some crap like "They deserve equal rights." They do, but it's not my point. My point is that christians main argument is rubbish. "It destroys the sanctity of marriage!" Yeah, anymore than straight people already do? I doubt it. Let's take a look. Straight people are getting married for the other persons money, or because one of them got knocked up, or because they're an attention hungry celebrity. I'm sorry, but the sanctity of marriage got destroyed a long time ago. If two straight people with no real reason to get married are allowed to be married, then two gay people who want to get married should be allowed.
If we live In the USA, we have freedom to religion don't we? Well a major reason gay marriage isn't a allowed is because it's "not in God's will" or "It wasn't his plan". We all have to freedom to religion so if we can't get gay married isn't that forcing a part of the Christian religion on us? Another thing is, if you think gay marriage is "unnatural" or "gross", guess what? If they legalize it, you don't have to get gay married. So it really doesn't affect you does it? Another thing I'm hearing is that if gay marriage is legalized then so will other things that used to be unacceptable. It's different with this though. Because gay marriage isn't harming anyone. It's actually helping people. If two people are in love, same gender or different, it's a good thing. I don't understand why people get so touchy about it. If you hate gay marriage, it really doesn't effect you. If you're not gay then It shouldn't be a problem for you. Calm down people. Why can't you just let two people be happy?
Let people have a CHOICE! They deserve freedom and the have a right in who they love and want to marry. If they want to get married then let them get married its not OUR choice in who they love. I myself am catholic although nowhere I. The bible doesn't specifically say "gay people are not aloud to marry". I believe in the first place that it should've been legal. So many people are fighting for the chance to be with the person they love and marry them and they shouldn't be fighting for it, they should've been given it! It should and MUST be legal.
Marriage is a right that all people have a right to do, whether you are heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or gay. Love is bigger than all of that. It is two people meeting each other, getting to know each other and sticking together through thick and thin and never giving up on that one person. No one should be able to tell you that you can't marry the one you want to be with forever!!!!!!
Yes, gay marriage is banned according to the Bible, however it also says thou shall not lie, steal, kill, or disrespect thy mother nor father. Everyone has told a lie before, and disrespected their mother and father. James:9 10`11. Who are you to judge your brother and sister. If you judge you are not doing the law but going against the law. There is only one judge, he can save you, and break you, so who are you to judge your neighbor.
When you love someone, the ultimate commitment is marriage, which is exactly what this idea goes for. Also, if you are one of those people against gay marriage because of your religion, please remember not everyone has your belief and they can pick their religion and if they even want one.
Love IS Love! That's how I look at it. A woman and another woman in love is not crime; a man and another man making love is not a crime and is not hurting anyone so why not?! If it makes someone happy and does not mentally or physically hurt someone then why would I be against such a thing?
The only difference between homosexual couples and heterosexual couples is whom they choose to love. That's it. Yet, for some reason, we feel that it is okay to deny them the same rights heterosexuals receive, but for what reason? I am a Catholic, and I believe that they have the right to be happy and be treated as equals. Many say that is not the way God planned, but neither is abortion, yet the government is allowing that to happen. What harm would same-sex marriage be causing? None. I believe it's because we are afraid of the change and what is unfamiliar to us. But as one person already stated, how is it that we can allow drunken strangers be allowed to marry in Vegas, but not between two people who sincerely love and care for one another? Please tell me how this okay.
Our government was based on the freedom of religion, as such people's right to marry should not be dictated by a book that is not even provable. As soon as I see facts backing up the beliefs of the Bible, then maybe your opinion might just be worth shoving down your kids' throats. As such, we should not believe a piece of fiction as the base of the government and the laws it makes.
The people who say that Gay relationships are unnatural are wrong. If you look at animals, many of them actually try to mate with an animal of the same sex. You see it in dogs all the time. So does that make them wrong. If the animals are doing it, it should be fine for people.
Gay marriage should be legalized because being "Gay" wasn't a choice for them.. They can't help it if they are attracted to the same sex. And besides they are just normal people like us.. We are all different! So why should we treat them the way they are being treated now? It. Should. Be. Legal.
I don't know what people who think that gay marriage is wrong but I want to prove a point. Let's make an imaginary universe, per-say. Where the 'bible' says that a man and a man belong, and being in love between a man and woman is wrong. Wouldn't you fight for you wife/husband because you love them? Wouldn't you want equal rights? Wouldn't you do everything you could because you love them? As I read the reasons why gay marriage shouldn't be allowed, people said how gays could stay dating, and that was enough. Would that be enough for you? No. So why not let them? Another reason you say gay marriage shouldn't be allowed is because your catholic or Christian and it isn't right. Well who cares! Our entire government is based on the separation of church and state, so your religion has no part on if this will be allowed or not! So give up that entire thing. Also, you guys say they are pushing gayness on you, they aren't! Your pushing religion on them in a free country! All they want is what you have and they don't, the power to marry the one they love forever. The last reason you talked about is how its a 'foot in the door' for beastiality, the marriage of inanimate objects, and marrying an underage child/person. And let me simply tell you, it isn't the same! Beastiality won't be made legal because one, it isn't the human species, and two, it cant agree to marriage and sign contracts. Allowing a person to marry an inanimate object also wont be allowed because of those two reasons. Finally, marrying someone underage cant be allowed because they are not a willing adult. Though they can marry whoever over 18 once they are 18, yet those were the same rules for every American and you too. So now what do you have against them? Nothing. They are both in love, and they are both willing living adults. There's no reason to say it's wrong. Letting you guys know, I'm a 13 year old girl. That's sad that I have more common sense then you sick people who will keep making up reasons of why it's wrong. It's not sick and disgusting, It's you people.
I believe in equality. The bible teaches us that God will judge us. It is not for us to condemn anyone, everyone has the right to be happy! I have family and friends that are gay, that does not change how I feel about them, I still love them the same. You cannot go around condemning people for the choices they make in life. We are all held accountable for what we do, and it is not up to us to judge one another.
Gays should be able to marry! Why? Well, here's how I see it. They have a heartbeat like mine, probably get that same feeling when their fingers intertwine. Same love, same sex. Just because they have a different sexuality doesn't mean they are a danger to society. They probably look at each other and get the same butterfly's in their tummy we did. Most of you people love the fact that alcohol is legal, but you hate gays. Gays aren't a danger to society, alcohol is.
The people who use the argument that it says in the bible ''that man shall not lie with other man'' aren't following the whole bible. If your going to follow that law why aren't you following all of the other laws like the diet laws, the no tattoo law, the sacrifice laws, crime laws, the the laws to circumcise your son and many more . So all of these people who say they follow the bible actually more than likely they aren't
Everyone should have the right to love who they want to love. Just think, women use to not have the same rights as men, and guess what? That changed. Blacks use to not have the same rights as whites and guess what? That changed too. How are gays not having a right any different from those two?
Why judge someone on their sexual orientation? What makes people think they're perfect enough to judge someone? Why is it that gay marriage is legal in 6-7 states while having sex with a horse is legal in 23? Some people need to grow up and live their own life. Stop trying to tell others how to live theirs!
It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples.
Gay marriage is protected by the Constitution's commitments to liberty and equality. The US Supreme Court declared in 1974’s Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur that the "freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause.” US District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote on Aug. 4, 2010 that Prop. 8 in California banning gay marriage was "unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses .”
Denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. The Massachusetts Supreme Court wrote in an opinion to the state Senate on Feb. 3, 2004 that offering civil unions was not an acceptable alternative to gay marriage because "...it is a considered choice of language that reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples to second-class status."
Gay marriages can bring financial gain to state and local governments. Revenue from gay marriage comes from marriage licenses, higher income taxes (the so-called "marriage penalty"), and decreases in costs for state benefit programs. The Comptroller for New York City found that legalizing gay marriage would bring $142 million to the City’s economy and $184 million to the State’s economy over three years.
Gay marriage will make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt children. In the US, 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted . A longitudinal study published in Pediatrics on June 7, 2010 found that children of lesbian mothers were rated higher than children of heterosexual parents in social and academic competence and had fewer social problems. A July 2010 study found that children of gay fathers were "as well-adjusted as those adopted by heterosexual parents.”
Marriage provides both physical and psychological health benefits and recent research suggests that refusing to allow same-sex couples to marry has resulted in harmful psychological effects.  The American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and others wrote in a Sep. 2007 amicus brief, "...allowing same-sex couples to marry would give them access to the social support that already facilitates and strengthens heterosexual marriages, with all of the psychological and physical health benefits associated with that support.”
Allowing same-sex couples to marry will give them access to basic rights such as hospital visitation during an illness, taxation and inheritance rights, access to family health coverage, and protection in the event of the relationship ending. An Oct. 2, 2009 analysis by the New York Times estimates that a same-sex couple denied marriage benefits will incur an additional $41,196 to $467,562 in expenses over their lifetime compared to a married heterosexual couple.
If it is none of your business, and you are not a part of that relationship, then why do you care so much about other people who just want to marry the one that they love? Why stop them from being happy and enjoying the benefits of marriage (such as joint health care, wills, etc.)?
There is no reason to disapprove the right to gay marriage. It is not their fault they are this way. Every man is equal whether they are gay,straight, or bisexual. It is one of the civil rights amendments, You cant discriminate someone based on race,sex, or sexual orientation. You should not look at someone else differently just because they are "gay". It is mostly an opinion argument, but do your research before you go and bully someone just because they are born a certain way.
Love is love, right? What kind of person/people would tell you that you can't be with this person? There isn't anything wrong with marrying a person of the same gender as you. Besides, legal or not, there are still gays and lesbians out there getting married. If you can't fight them, you might as well join them.
I am a firm believer in God and I know that I should be against same sex marriage because it is stated in the Bible that it is not the right thing to do, but I feel that individuals should be able to express how they feel for one another without being judged. It is not their fault that they like the same sex and should not be punished and not allowed to be married and be happy.
According to Bible, Jesus is the new lawmaker, and he never said something about homosexuality. Everything else are human's interpretations. Come on, guys. You still use Genesis. And according to theologians, it is not real -- a fiction. Plus, there are some many good things that could happen if homosexual marriages are approved, especially with regards to the economy and child parenting!
The 14th amendment says that all people should be treated equally. If gay people are not allowed to get married then they are not being treated equally. Some people will argue that civil unions and domestic partnerships are enough. They are not. Even if these unions provide the same rights and responsibilities of marriage they still violate the 14th amendment because they are separate and treat gays like second class citizens.
Gay people are the same as straight people, they're just attracted to the same sex. They're happy with the one they love, why should their sex matter? It's nobody's business who gets married to whom. It's everybody's own decision, everybody's right. I don't even understand why everybody is talking about this, this shouldn't be discussed.
People are free. Let them do what they want. The Declaration of Independence says that we are all equal and free. Why not let people have same sex marriage? What's so bad about it? If people are in love, then let them be in love? Never mess with love. Thank you.
The only real arguments against marriage equality seem to be religious in nature. Well, in this country it goes both ways -- you have the freedom to practice any religion, and I have the freedom to not be constricted by your holy text. If you believe in the Bible strongly, then that should show you that YOU are not allowed to be gay. However, I don't believe in your Bible, so I should be able to commit to my "pursuit of happiness" and be allowed to sign into a SECULAR LEGAL DOCUMENT called a marriage license. FYI, marriage is a legal contract. It's not religious unless you make it religious. With all that said, I wait for the day when everybody learns to mind their own business.
It is discriminating against a group of people to deny them a crucial part of society. Saying that you can judge someone's life like that just because you think it's your duty, or because you believe in something that is not even proven to be true, like religion, is not fair. Imagine if you couldn't do something everyone else does.
Gay people have the right to be happy. Gay couples deserve the same rights that we do. Just because they are gay doesn't mean that they're that different, it just means they are interested in different people. Gay people should be able to do whatever they want, just like us.
The government shouldn't be able to tell me or anyone who I should be allowed to marry. If I choose to marry someone, I choose to marry them because I love them. The government should have no bearing on who I can and can not marry. It is unconstitutional, and goes against our rights.
As long as it´s true love and the two people live in happiness together, I don´t see why any kind of love should be prohibited. Even not legalised by the law, people won´t stop falling in love. Nobody will ever control feelings! To just prohibit it will only make people be unhappy.
I see that a lot of the arguments have to do with how "God" made it, but marriage isn't just about religion anymore, it's about something bigger, love and caring for each other. Gay couples, man or women deserve to be happy. And why should gay male sexual activities be frowned upon and female sexual activities be embraced, because it gives Bible bashers and non Bible bashers their sexual kicks?
My brother is gay and I believe that no matter what your sexually preference is, you deserve that right to be happy with whom ever you choose, I also am an African American female which I myself have been discriminated against my entire life. It really to me seems like being gay refers to two males and that's what people look down upon, but what about females? People think that it's ok for two females to get it on but not males? If it isn't hurting anybody then I don't see why marriage shouldn't be legalized imagine if it was your brother or sister, would you not love them just the same?
Like Andre Gide said, "It's better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not." I believe that anyone and everyone should be able to live whom they please. I really don't understand why it's such a misunderstanding to others why we love the same sex.
Gay marriage should be legal because in the Bible, God never mentioned that homosexual marriage should be restricted. It was the prophets that stated this useful claim. People should have they right to get married to whomever they want. The government shouldn't determine the sexuality of people, because homosexuals didn't chose to be gay. Its just that they are attracted to the same sex, and if this is illegal then it goes against human rights.
Pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right? So why is it that in 2013, I can only pursue my happiness in 9 states? It's a civil right. Secondly, it is no other person's concern whether or not someone should be able to marry who they love. Does it affect you? No. Just because it conflicts with your personal beliefs does not mean you can repress another person's equal right. I still find the opposition to gay marriage rather ridiculous. "God says homosexuality is a sin." Yes, well, please remember that this country is not a theocracy. Marriage is a symbol of lifetime commitment and the ultimate romantic union, so why is it only limited to a man and woman?
I believe that we live in a world were there are so many wonderful things, but horrid events, people, and systems tend to overshadow them. Why should we prohibit the love shared between two people, no matter their sexual orientation, because of one person's religious views? Not everyone in the world is devoted to the same religion, so why oppress them with the singular views of that religion? Personally, I am a Roman-Catholic, I love God and go to church almost every Sunday; however, I do not agree with some of their restrictions. Just as they say that marriage between two homosexuals is unholy, so is the divorce of two people married by the Church. Either way, it is unjust and against the Constitution of the United States of America to restrict the marriage and wishes of others. Just as we have the right to bear arms, we the citizens of the United States, should have the right to marry who we love.
People should be free to make their own decisions in life. The number of child adoptions will increase, since same-sex couples can't pro-create. Same-sex marriages aren't hurt society, or anyone in particular. The only thing that matters in any marriage is love, and being raised by a same-sex couple doesn't have a disadvantage towards children.
I believe that the church getting involved in what is a contractual agreement with the State to be fundamentally wrong. If 'marriage' were just a social context that as unique to a specific religion, then yes, that religion would get the right to define it to their little hearts' content.
But the fact is that 'marriage' is not unique to Christianity. Thus they don't get to define it. And the moment there were legal rights and protections that went with having the little slip of paper from the State, it stopped being just a social context and became contractual agreement under the State. The State is not allowed to discriminate in contractual agreements.
Discrimination as defined under federal law is harassment, harm, or denial of services or legal protection due to a person's inclusion in a social group as defined by federal law. A social group is defined as political opinion (real or implied), religion (or lack thereof), gender (biological or otherwise), ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.
By denying homosexuals the right to marry their life partners, the State is denying those partners legal protections due to their inclusion in a specific social group. That's the very definition of discrimination.
There people too and they deserve to be happy. Let them be. Not you not your business. Do what makes you happy, life is meant for us to be happy. Marriage is a between two people that love each other and in my opinion that's all it matters. So that's why I say yes.
It's their own personal choice of who they want to get married to. Why do we have to get caught up in that? No one can help who they fall in love with. Love is love, it doesn't matter whether it's between a man and a woman, a man and a man or a woman and a woman. We don't control them, so why not let them be happy? Wouldn't you like to be happy?
Simply put,same sex marriage will not affect any one in the world. Why not? This is about love and human rights. Legalizing the same sex marriage will help to reduce the high rate of divorce. Moreover, it will make the society more peaceful, avoiding gay or lesbian boycotts. It just makes those loving couples legally able to love.
The Bible does say that it is a sin for a man to sleep with another man (paraphrasing) but it also says that a father should never see his daughter naked, It's an abomination to take a shower, etc. The Bible also says not to judge. Therefore why should someone be judged because they like the same sex. Nobody judges anyone for taking a shower. It's actually frowned upon if you don't shower. People need to stop making up excuses as to why gay individuals can't get married. No one can help who they fall in love with. In fact most same sex relationships last longer than relationships between a man and a woman. If you love someone, you should be able to marry them and spend the rest of your life with them. No ifs, ands or buts.
Love has no gender. If two people want to be happy, let them be happy. They aren't bothering anybody by doing so. They aren't asking you to marry the same-sex as well. Hopefully in a few years from now marriage will be available for all people and none of these problems will be around anymore.
People who are gay have been scrutinized for way too long. They are human beings just like us who deserve to spend they're lives with each other no matter what gender. Being gay is no choice they are made that way by god and his nature is to LOVE not HATE. They should also have the right to adopt kids because it does not matter if they have motherly or fatherly instincts, what is most important is that they give those children the love and care they need.
Perhaps it goes against everything I'm supposed to believe in. And perhaps it IS against God's word. HOWEVER, this country was built upon the idea that church and state must function as separate establishments. Any arguments, henceforth, regarding God, the bible, or any other religious aspect should not be used against gay marriage. Secondly, our basic rights in the constitution are listed out as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I would think that denying a certain group of people the right to marriage is definitely getting in the way of their pursuit of happiness. I hope in 20 years this will be like the civil rights movement, and the vast majority people will find the idea of repressing LGBT individuals immoral.
I feel that same sex marriage should be legal because everyone deserves to be happy. Why not gays too? It's unfair and judgmental to say that they cant get married because some people find it taboo. I have grown up with a gay family member and they are just like anyone else. They go to party's celebrate holidays and live life like we do so why should we tell me that its wrong to be happy.
I am pro gay rights. Marriage is between 2 people that love each other and that is all that matters. Who cares if it is a man-woman, man-man or women-women marriage. If it is not you, then it is not your business. I have an aunt that is gay and has been happily married for 35 years, and I see nothing wrong with that. And for the people that want to put God in this and say it is a sin, well aren't you also "sinning" by sitting there and criticizing and judging other people? Very hypocritical of you. Every one is entitled to find happiness and if you find happiness in someone of the same sex well then that is great; do what makes you happy.
Lesbians and gays have just as much of a right as you do to be with the one that they love and marry. I can't believe that people are being deprived of their rights just because you think that it is not appropriate. Life is meant to be happy. Not miserable. I know for a fact that if I was a homosexual, I wouldn't let anybody tell me how to live my life. IT'S MY LIFE! Not yours. Seriously, how would you feel if you were deeply in love with someone and you weren't allowed to be with them because society said so. What if you were constantly judged over and over by society just because you were "different." The way society judges people these days is just down right ridiculous. I don't understand why people can't just get along. I'm not saying your opinion is wrong, but your opinion is yours, NOT the whole worlds. Maybe that persons religion is different or maybe they just believe in gay marriage. But as far as I'm concerned, as long as you truly love the person, then it should be okay to be with them. What everybody else says is just a blur. It's your own opinion that matters. Not society's.
Marriage is an institution that was created by god and it was meant for a man and a woman. There is by no means any wiggle room on this subject. Being gay is a decision, you aren't born gay and that misconception is ridiculous. Also god made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve.
People have the the right to marry or love just as much as you. Just because they are different doesnt give you the right to judge and take away their rights. Gay people are not a DISEASE. Stop treating them like one. Get over it already. Yeah, so what, its not part of your religion, its not in the Bible, yeah, well, half the Constitution is not part of it. Please stop treating them different and get it over and let them marry.
Even though they are of the same gender they most likely love each other very much and nothing should come between that. It might be a disgrace to some of your religions and we know that God punished people because of homosexuality, but he loves us all the same no matter what. God makes us who we are.
We have made assumptions based on the bible for too long. The homophobic junk it contains makes me sick, especially now when so many people are protesting against gay rights (i.e. Chick fil a). Gays are harmless to society, yet we treat them like they are. Why shouldn't we legalize LGBT marriage?
One of the key arguments against same sex marriages is that it will destroy marriage, but isn't the real threat against marriage divorce? There have also been made the arguments that if people of the same sex are allowed to marry each other then people might as well marry dogs and cats. Seriously?! Being homosexual has, and still is, a giant taboo. However, today it is at least no longer a punishable crime in most of the world to love someone of your own gender. But there is still a long way to go. All humans, all people, every man, woman and child are equal. They deserve equal rights no matter what they believe. And with that, the right to marry whomever they want. But with rights come responsibility, and if one should break a law, oppress someone else, or take away another persons basic rights, they should face a trial and legal punishment.
But back to the subject at hand.
This is an excerpt from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State."
There is no exclusion of same sex marriages, it simply says that no matter what to consenting adult are allowed to marry each other and are under the protection of the State/Society in which they live. In that way, it could be argued that not allowing two men or two women marrying each other is a breach of our basic human rights.
LOVE IS LOVE whether it be between a man and a man, or woman and woman. Not allowing people to make their own choice eliminates their rights as individuals and is plain discrimination that should not be tolerated. A persons sexual preference is a part of who they are, not everything they are. They should be treated the same as heterosexuals; if they have the freedom to chose who they want to marry, so should homosexuals. EQUALITY!
Everyone has the right to be happy and by passing this law it shows the gay world societys support and acceptance. Society and definatly the country does not have the right to tell people their sexual oriention and give them the right to voice their option. By making gay marriage legal it will open up so many doors.
I don't see why it is so wrong. If two people of the same gender truly love each other, they should have the right to be in a committed relationship. Marriage now revolves around religious views too much. Many people that oppose same-sex marriage refer to what the Bible states. I understand that the Bible states that same-sex marriage is an abomination. But why? God wants us, his children, to experience genuine happiness. If two people of the same sex are happy together, why should any follower of God oppose?
Gay people should have the right to marry just like any other people. They are just humans, it's not like if a gay couple marry you'll die. Why can't people just treat them like normal people? Also gay people are more likely to adopt a child which helps the kids, because there'll be less kids in the orphanage. So think guys, if you're allowed to have freedom in the US, why couldn't the gays have freedom to marry?
People that are gay should be treated the same as people that aren't. I have two gay uncles and I hate hearing about, "oh they're homos and queers," and I hate hearing those words. How about if it was the other way around a man couldn't marry a women then what would you do?
Gay people have just as much right to marry just like anyone else! everyone has the right to love if God didn't want gay people then why would he have them? Have you ever thought about that? It's stupid to think that people will turn against one another over the right to marry. Gay people can raise children very well. Maybe even better then a normal couples. You people don't see the beauty in their love, it's just as amazing as anyone else's and I bet half of the women here watch gay porn, so don't even start about how gay marriage shouldn't be legalized.
I personally think gay marriage is wrong and sinful, however the government in America is not a theocracy. Government should only regulate actions that infringe upon other people's rights, which gay marriage does not. It is quite sad to see this blatant infringement upon people's rights. And this is coming from a person who firmly believes homosexuality is a sin.
No it's not because if it was then other things wouldn't be acceptable like shaving. Because if that's the way nature intended it to be we wouldn't have hair, or bras. Bras are equally 'messing with nature' because we were obviously not meant to wear them. They are 'man made' so why is it so wrong to be married to someone of the same sex if shaving and wearing bras is okay?
I simply don't understand why in the world you would care, it's not your marriage. Don't use 'god' as evidence against people who don't believe in him or I'll use my magical flying unicorn against you. Not your life and leave homosexuals to their rights and lives.
Here's what my pastor said about Leviticus and Genesis...
"That verse, those laws, were written to a small, nomadic, and ancient tribe. Almost no Christian thinks that all those laws apply to us today. But procreation was really important to a small nomadic ancient tribe, where the baby fatality rates were high. They depended on people having lots of babies for survival.
It was part of an ancient law, that's why its in there. It has been kept and preserved for us throughout history, not so that we have to follow every piece of the Old Testament Laws, but so that we know the heritage and story of the people of Israel."
See I don't quite understand why the concept of God is being brought up amongst these arguments, God is a supposed figure that the majority of people choose to believe in, now in case none of you Jesus freaks have noticed, the majority of gay people are in fact Atheist, but I know one girl who has been happy with her girlfriend for over 5 years now and she's Catholic, yes she's gay, but it doesn't mean she doesn't follow God. Whether someone is gay or not does not matter, love is love and that's all.
One cannot help being in love with another of the same sex.
Okay, I saw that one of you people said that "the definition of love and marriage is not specified as not one women and man." But I actually looked up "marriage" on Google and it said, "The formal union of a man and a woman, typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife." Well screw you Google, in my words! Marriage to me is... When you love somebody, you marry that person. Meaning, spending you life with someone you love. NO MATTER WHO IT IS. If youre gay or not. And honestly, I personally think that "gay", "homo", "queer", and "homosexual", all those words should be out of the dictionary and out of our language. It's kinda like saying that you are "straight" or "liking the opposite sex". I still think and always say, GAYS, no.. PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE SAME SEX SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO MARRY, THIS IS AMERICA, LET US BE FREE. Also, yeah, man and man, or woman and woman, can not have a baby together. Well haven't you heard of ADOPTION? There are tons of kids out there that are either being thrown on the street, or put in foster homes, because other families can afford or take care of their child. You can adopt kids, and you should. There's enough people on this earth, (I'm not against sex, having a baby) who don't have homes because their parents can't take care of them. Well there are people out there who can't have kids, and who want kids, but they can't (people of the same sex that are together) so they should adopt.
Okay, do you guys see the percentage? 86% say yes...and only 14% say no. Don't you understand? A lot of people want and say that this should be legal. It is in some states, but it should be legal in ALL STATES! Does it really concern you if two people of the same sex get married? How does it affect you? The answer is, really, it does not concern you in any way. Let people be free, this is America, isn't it? Let those people be free, and do what they want. If youre gay and want to marry the same sex, then I say go ahead, but I'm not the government and I can not legalized it. Sorry. Keep doing what youre doing. Good luck with it.
It's not freedom if it's not for everyone, which includes same-sex couples. Same-sex couples should be allowed the right to marry just like the rest of us because it is unjust and unconstitutional. People will argue that same-sex couples don't need to get married as there's clearly no point. Well actually, there is. Allowing same-sex couples to marry would provide them health and well-being benefits to themselves and their children. And marriage is not about procreation at all. Some couples couldn't think of anything worse than having children, regardless of gender. Marriage is about love and commitment between two people and no, this won't encourage people to want to marry their dogs. Good luck with getting your dog to sign to willing sign your marriage contract.
One of the most controversial debates in our country today is gay marriage, and whether or not it should be legal. People have many different opinions and reasons as to why they believe that it should or should not be legal. I also have some reasons as to why I believe that everyone should get to marry whom they choose and that gay marriage should be legal. I think that gay marriage should be legal because, people should get to choose who they love, it is unconstitutional not to allow people the right to love whoever they choose, and it sends a very bad message to not allow a group of people to choose their love.
Gays should have the right to love whom they choose, because we are allowed to love who we would like to love! Not allowing just one group the right to love is just down right unfair. Firstly, it is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples. Also for everyone who will say people need to have a traditional marriage, there is no such thing as traditional marriage. Given the prevalence of modern and ancient examples of family arrangements based on polygamy, communal child-rearing, the use of concubines and mistresses and the commonality of prostitution, heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms.
Next, it is unconstitutional to deny them that right because gay marriage is protected by the Constitution's commitments to liberty and equality. The US Supreme Court declared in 1974’s Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur that the "freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause.” US District Judge Vaughn Walker wrote on Aug. 4, 2010 that Prop. 8 in California banning gay marriage was "unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses
And lastly, denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. The Massachusetts Supreme Court wrote in an opinion to the state Senate on Feb. 3, 2004 that offering civil unions was not an acceptable alternative to gay marriage because "...it is a considered choice of language that reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples to second-class status."
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Many say that it is unnecessary but they are humans just as well as the heterosexuals in the world. Reading some of the "no" reasons are unbelievable! They can't produce children? Ok well neither can infertile men and women. Love and marriage isn't defined in the dictionary as one man one woman. Love and marriage are the union between two people. Some say we won't get anything out of it? Ok well why do we need to get something out of them being able to have the same rights as we do? They deserve to be happy. As far as the religious reason, the separation of church and state.. It should be legal because they love each other. They deserve the "pursuit of happiness."
Gay. Straight. White. Black. Asian. Muslim. Christian. Catholic. We're all humans, it takes a civil manner to comprehend that and in todays society people seem to forget. Love is love. Simple as that, I could go on and argue but I made my statement. I am 14 years old, a girl, and attending school. I may not know much but I do believe that everyone has rights. Yes, the Bible and religion and all that may disagree, but only because its not men and women. A man and a man, same as for women, cant produce children with the same gender. Love is not about making kids. Bringing up religion is a WHOLE different issue.
Gay marriage should be allowed by the government because it’s not a choice, which some people don’t see, it’s a life. Heterosexuals don’t choose to be heterosexual, they just are. I mean, I never woke up one morning and thought, “I’m straight.” I was just born thinking that way, but the same goes for homosexuals. They don’t have a sudden epiphany that their gay, they were born with those feelings. Are we, as a country, denying their feelings because of our obstinacy? I believe we are. Think about it. What if the role was reversed and you couldn’t marry the opposite sex. You love them with all your heart but you can’t do the one thing that would really unite you two in law. How much would it hurt? How much would you fight for your right to unite yourselves in law? Their humans, too. But they don’t get the same rights. It’s as if we treat them as a different species. I ask you to take a walk in their shoes. See how it feels. Look at it from their point of view. What you see will surprise you. Thank you.
I believe that marriage should be allowed for every single person no matter what. Every person deserves to be happy and if they're happy being with someone of the same-sex let them be happy. Same-sex is the same as any other marriage. It shouldn't even be called same-sex marriage or gay marriage because IT IS and should only be called marriage, we don't call heterosexual marriages straight marriages so why call homosexual marriages different? Love is love, it is the most important thing in a marriage. When you love someone you don't fall in love with them because of their gender, you fall in love with them because of their personality. Love is blind.
I have a gay brother and I am bisexual myself. I do not see any harm in being with the one you truly care for. The Declaration of Independence states: "All men are created equal." If that's the case why aren't we treated equally? Many Republicans and Christians believe gay marriage should be their prime target. But same-sex marriage doesn't cause harm to anyone around, divorce and adultery does. That's what they should focus on. I don't believe it's fair to judge someone based on their sexuality, religion, or race. We are all human. We are all equal, and should be treated in the same manner.
There is supposed to be a separation from church and state. Republicans arguments are all religion based, and our constitution says that can't be tolerated. People should do what makes them happy. Its perfectly OK. Its not OK that the government is trying to make this illegal, because 1 out of every 7 people are gay. Why are some going to think its OK to discriminate against ever 1:7 people. GO GAY MARRIAGE!
Gay marriage should be allowed by the government because it’s not a choice, which some people don’t see, it’s a life. Heterosexuals don’t choose to be heterosexual, they just are. I mean, I never woke up one morning and thought, “I’m straight.” I was just born thinking that way, but the same goes for homosexuals. They don’t have a sudden epiphany that their gay, they were born with those feelings. Are we, as a country, denying their feelings because of our obstinacy? I believe we are. Think about it. What if the role was reversed and you couldn’t marry the opposite sex. You love them with all your heart but you can’t do the one thing that would really unite you two in law. How much would it hurt? How much would you fight for your right to unite yourselves in law?
Their humans, too. But they don’t get the same rights. It’s as if we treat them as a different species. I ask you to take a walk in their shoes. See how it feels. Look at it from their point of view. What you see will surprise you. Thank you.
For some people, marriage is a religious institution. However, there are over 1000 legal benefits issued by the government when a couple gets married. If the United States is really all about separation of church and state, religion shouldn't determine what defines a marriage. Not every religion defines marriage in the same way and not everybody is religious. And for those who are, everyone experiences religion in their own unique way.
It is wrong to illegalize gay marriage. Marriage is a civil institution that is part of our government, not a religious one. Obviously, any church can choose to not marry gay couples, but to deny them the protections that the law offers for those who marry is a violation of human rights. Currently, gay people have difficulties in making medical decisions for their partners, inheritance issues, insurance issues, and numerous other areas due to the fact that they cannot marry. This is simply wrong. Years ago, many felt just as strongly about interracial marriage; after it was allowed, society hardly crumbled.
My cousin is gay and there is nothing wrong with him. I don't see why people have to discriminate them. There is nothing different between gays and straights other than their sexuality. A human is a human. If you don't like gays then don't talk to them or judge them just mind your own business! And the only reason why so many people said yes to this survey is because they have a heart and don't care who someone else marries as long as your happy and say are they! Only reason people said no is because they are closed minded.
I think people often judge a book by its cover. They don't really understand what each person is feeling, all they know is "hey, they're ga?" Coming from someone who is strait, I hear it all the time. It makes no sense for homosexual couples not be able to get married, they love each other just as much as heterosexual couples.
Marriage should be between two people who love each other. It shouldn't matter if they are the same-sex. Love is love. That's all that matters. And plus, don't we have separation of church and state?
Yes, of course marriage should be extended to same sex couples. Marriage equality should be a given. It should have been that way from day one, and it should never be put to public vote. Civil rights are not something to be "voted on." Let's put it this way.how would straight people like it if the public were given a chance to vote on their marriage? Doing this kind of thing is an abomination to basic human rights. Allow gays to marry now and recognize it federally now. Gays are owed an apology.
Gay just like us, the only different is they love same-sex, but what's the problem? We all have right to chose who we lose, who we want to marry with. If i can have wife, why can't they? We are NOT God, we can't control any one's right who they want marry with. I'm wondering, people said: Don't people see farther down the road? farther?! like what? after gay marriage is legal more and more people will become gay? then human race will collapse because no more kids? That's so hilarious, you mean gay marriage is legal, those gay people will MAKE other become gay? That's ridiculous! Elton John is gay, too. He has son! Many gay couple still can have kids! so what's the problem? A kid grow up in gay family doesn't mean he/ she is gay. Most of the gay people are born in one dad and one mom family. So? Is gay or not really depend on the family? NOT AT ALL
Any heterosexual couple can get married wherever they would like but only a few states allow gay marraige so if a homosexual couple wanted to be thogether they would have to most likely move. That is not equal rights. No where in the Constitution of the United States of amarica does it say that homosexuals do not have the same rights as hertrosexuals and the law even protects the rights of gay marriage with liberty and equality. So my question is why are the states going agianst what our founding afthers wrote? (Some of the best presidnets have even been proven gay.)
But they wont give them equal rights. If they have to pay taxes just like everyone else, why shouldn't they get to be married? Its not like they got their rights taken away because they broke the law. Marriage is a meaningful, beautiful thing to many people. Love is love and it doesnt see gender; just the persons heart.
being gay is not bad if you are happy than you have the right to be happy and not one person can tell you you can't! I am saying this as a person who is not gay but I believe in gay rights. gay or not be happy and stay happy because in my book you have the right to be gay!
Homosexual people live the exact same lives as heterosexual people. The only difference is who they choose to love. Who are you to question who they love? 'Freedom to thought' and 'freedom to expression;' these are human rights. Homosexuals are human so why don't they get these rights?
It was just a few years ago when blacks and white were prosecuted for wanting to be with each other. Back then it was illegal to marry someone of another race. People keep saying that everyone is created equal and that so isn't true today. If it was true gays would be allowed to marry their partner just as straight couples have that right.
I fail to see what anyone has to lose if same sex marriage is allowed. It's not like anyone would force you to marry a man! As for religion, well, telling someone they can't marry because it's against your religion is like telling them they can't have cake because you're on a diet.
i once heard the best take on this from my dad.....he said if they want to be miserable let them its not my problem doesn't effect me and i agree. also the worlds not going to end and besides i don't see the big point if another persons wants to marry someone of the same sex i don't get the big deal it doesn't concern you
Let me ask you a question, I am a HETROSEXUAL female and I hope you will think over this. Other than gay marriage being werid or a 'sin' what is the reason you do not approve of it?
The current concept of marriage is outdated and very discriminatory. If we recognize common law marriage, or any form of marriage, outside of the established religions, then we need to legalize gay marriage. The concept of marriage being between a man and a woman is a religious one and, even then, many faiths do not require a formalized ceremony to recognize a marriage. Historically, the legal concept of marriage was more for alliances than anything else. Today, we need to change the definition to reflect changing values, and to ensure that every member of society has the same rights as another member.
What is the point of discriminating against gays when all they want is to have a happy life just like everyone else. Taking away their pursuit of happiness is not fair. What if their was a ban against straight marriages? What would you do then?
I really have no problem with gay marriage. If cousins can get married legally in some places, what is wrong with gay marriage? If two people love each other, then they should be able to marry, no matter what. I mean, marriage isn't just religious. There are married atheists. What does it matter? If people love each other and think they want to experience marriage, then they should, even if it is a same-sex couple.
Marriage is a contract and a legal commitment. Every adult has a right to enter into a contract. Love cannot be legislated, and people will form the relationships that make them happiest. It is not right to restrict some citizens from the legal protections of government-recognized marriage on the basis of whether those relationships are of one kind or another.
It's amazing and disgusting to me that 50 years after the Civil Rights struggle in the U.S., we're still fighting over who is deserving of equal rights under the law. Other people's religions should not dictate United State law in this or any other matter. If two adults, who happen to be of the same gender, wish to marry each other, what possible difference does it make to anyone else?
Gay people these days are raising healthy children. The foster care system allows gay people to care for foster kids and in the future they are able to adopt the children. The children turn out well-adjusted and stable. I believe when gay couples are able to marry they won't have to enter into marriage relationships with heterosexual people and they will create a better family unit. If they are required to pay taxes they should be allowed to marry legally.
To disallow gay marriage is a form of discrimination that is unconstitutional. Gay marriage doesn't harm the institution of marriage, and it offers gay couples a chance to solidify their union, and enjoy the recognition of a marital union. Anyone who espouses family values ought to support gay marriage, because that is all they want: the chance to be a real family.
Legally speaking, marriage is not a church-owned institution, but even if it were, many churches support gay marriage, and so by definition, marriage would be the right of gays, as well. Opponents of gay marriage also tend to oppose homosexuality in general, as people once (and still do, to a lesser extent) opposed interracial relationships. The very same arguments were given then: that allowing such marriages would destroy family values, that the children would become emotionally twisted social pariahs. We've seen that this is not the case. Families have survived, children have become successful, despite the doubts of so many ignorant and hateful people. Everyone has the right to start a family.
It's the millennium. In this world, there are gay people. I know those are two very obvious things, but for some reason conservatives don't seem to get it. By telling people that they can't get married to the same sex. Its not going to make them go away. Love is life, and it has no boundaries.
Presuming that any marriage can be happy, why does anyone feel they have the right to tell others what will make them happy. Quite simply, it is a personal choice issue and is nobody else's business.
When two people want to get married, it shouldn't matter if they are gay or straight as far as it being legal. As long as everything else about the situation is legal, the sexual preferences of the two people shouldn't have any bearing on the legality of it. If two people love each other and want to be married legally, I think they ought to be able to.
Gay marriage is extremely controversial because in a Christianity-based country like the United States, the Bible clearly states that God disproves of homosexuality. However, love is hard to come by and if two people have found it with each other, they should deserve the right of marriage. Marriage is based on love and commitment, not on sex. It is a social issue and not a religious one.
Mostly it is the religious right the wants to deny gays the right to marriage and the benefits it holds, but our country is not based on the Bible- it is based on the Constitution which guarantees equal rights under the law. There was a time when women couldn't vote and blacks were slaves but the citizens of this country have wised up since those times. Even Jesus said, "Leave the dead to bury their dead," so the religious right should just leave these people alone and follow the law.
As long as you pay your taxes and abide by the laws, I don't care who you marry. It is not my place to tell you who you can and can not marry. If two men or women are happy with each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together in matrimony, then I can not object to two peoples idea of the ultimate pursuit of happiness. Disallowing gays to marry goes against our American roots of tolerance for things that we may not necessarily understand but should allow to happen anyways.
I am a female with a loving man but I do believe that if a person choices to be with the same sex and they are happy why should any one else be able to tell them they can't do this. I have seen many relationships with males and females go bad so if you are happy with a person that is the same sex why should anyone be able to tell you any different. My philosophy in life is if it makes you happy and you don't hurt anyone else why not do it right?
Gay-marriage should be legalized because it encompasses a personal choice of the recognition of a life partner. Individuals should not be denied access to benefits of marriage simply because they are gay because of religious ideology that may disagree with the homosexual lifestyle. It is a personal freedom to love who we will, and gay marriage simply follows the path of human nature.
Denying people the right to marry is denying them their civil and constitutional rights. Gay marriage cannot, does not, and will not affect straight marriage in any way, shape, or form. Every body deserves the right to marry who they wish, and reap the benefits and protections that come along with marriage.
The issue of gay marriage shouldn't even be an issue. Every adult should have the right to choose who they want to marry, regardless of sex, gender, or race. Not allowing gay people to get married is taking away their civil rights as citizens of this country. The issue of gay marriage is obviously based on biblical beliefs. If it weren't for the bible saying it was wrong, then where would the idea of morality come from? This is a direct violation of the Bill of Rights, which tells us that there should be a separation of church and state.
I am tired of everyone being closed-minded. We didn't intend to be this way. We were born this way. I do not know how us being gay impacts society. Some celebrities are gay, and most of society loves them. So what we love the same gender- we aren't hurting anyone. I don't understand why people are against it.
You can't help who you fall in love with. How would you like it if you couldn't marry the one you love just because they are the same gender as you? Gay people get shunned and bullied and demoted and it's not fair. Leave them alone and let them get married.
It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples. Those who deny them are wrong.
Love is love no matter what and no should be denied that right. The fact that it is not legal is not fair and that needs to change. God never said that being gay was wrong, so people are just putting words into his mouth. Why shouldn't love be legal?
If they are state or civil marriages and not done by a priest or whatever then who cares? Gays don't have to be married within the church. I see no harm in gay marriages. Gays cannot conceive children, which is why homosexuality is shunned in books like the Bible, but in present day gays can adopt and that is always a good thing.
Gay marriage should be legalized. Gay people are people too, so they should have the same rights as people who are heterosexual. It is not fair to them to have to hide their sexuality and have to pretend to be something they are not! I think it should be already legalized.
It does not matter whether it is a man or a woman, two people is two people. Everyone deserves the same rights, to be able to adopt together, get health insurance benefits together and have the authority to make medical decisions for one another. We are all human beings and if two men want to marry, two women want to marry, or a man and a woman want to marry, then that should be accepted.
Telling same-sex couples that they cant get married is none of our business. Society is messed up. We say "we hold these truths upon that all men are created equal", and still we tell them they can"t get married because it is unconstitutional? That is not right, I don't see equality in that. I'm not asking you to support gays, neither to be one but why can't they be happy? And live their life the way THEY WANT with the person they love. It is not, in any way, going to change "traditional marriage", like NO. How do you even define "traditional marriage"? Between a man and a woman because the bible says so? Well the bible also says the only reason for them is to have children and infertile couples can still marry. Also it says you need to be a virgin and divorce is the biggest sin. And still we do that too. I do believe in God, but don't use the holy bible to discriminate people. Let them be happy the way you want to be happy. PEACE OUT.
It is discrimination towards those who are homosexual. It is unfair that people who truly love each other do not get what regular heterosexual couples do. People are in love all over America but just because it is the same gender doesn't mean that the love is different. It is the same love and it should be accepted.
Let me love my baby girl and have a family. Let me take care of my girlfriend and then be able to marry her. Let me be heard. Let me have family insurance, and be able to raise many children. Let me be normal for once. Let me be me. Please.
Everyone deserves to be treated equally no matter what race, sex, religion or sexual preference. We have no right to say that two people in love can not go forth in front of their friends and family and legally bind their love together forever. Marriage is an expression of love, love is not gender specific.
We are all people. We all should be happy. And having people saying NO to people of the same sex should not get married because it would be really weird. So what, let people be happy.
I'm so sorry but this is other peoples' lives not yours so please get out of their lives.
You can't help who you fall in love with. You shouldn't love with the eyes but only with the heart. Be with who makes you happy and will stand by your side forever!! Through thick and thin, through the worst times, and who matters who that is? It matters that you have found somebody to love, a soul mate. That's what god would want for you, not some law saying you can't marry the love of your life. That's wrong. Think about what you're doing to other people's lives before you go ruining hundreds of them.
Who cares what people do and who they choose to marry? It's ridiculous that gays have to fight for this right. If you don't want support marrying someone of the same sex, then don't! This is people's problem nowadays, they are too worried about what other people are doing instead of themselves. Let ALL people be equal and have the same rights!!!!!
If you actually think and stop being so self consumed on what you think would be best for you, think about people who get to marry who they love. You heterosexuals have it easy, you can go around and marry whoever you love without being judged. But society has everyone so consumed in straightness is the right thing that they don't even care about others.
The only supporting factor of why it should be illegal is that it is not allowed in the bible. From a legal point the bible means nothing. Separation of church and state. Let people be happy. And don't ever claim to be a good Christian, yet exclude a certain group of people. Do you really think if Christ walked the earth today he wouldn't accept gays like he did prostitutes and lepers? If so, I'm sorry for you and whatever Christ you believe in. Get over your homophobia.
Equality. What are the basic human rights ? The Black's were discriminated the same way, the Aboriginal's the same way and now society is faced with a decision to accept and allow gay's to be legally married. The world does not revolve around God, people have to been more empathetic and considerate that it is a right to be married and marriage is a status not someone murdering someone because of the possession of firearm's is still available and America to this day has the most number of death's through guns.
Gay Marriage should be legalized because not having it is a form of discrimination to the LGBT community. We are all equal. We have the right to choose whom to love and whom to marry not because of the belief of religion. Homosexuality isn't something you choose it's something you have since before you were born. Denying gay marriage is denying the gay's civil and constitutional rights. We are all humans! We deserve the same kind of marriage straight people have! Marriage isn't only a religious ceremony it's also a legal status.
The concept is simple, as is my question directed at those who appose gay marriage. Would you (those apposed) want someone else to say what you can and cannot do? What about who you can or cannot be around? What about who/what you do/can and do not/cannot like? Chances are you don't. It's your life and you want to live it how you want to live it. So what if you don't like or agree with what another person does or believes, that's the beauty of being alive and unique. There is no way that everyone will ever agree with everyone else on every debatable topic. It's just not going to happen. If you want people to leave your life alone, isn't it only fair and realistic that you should leave other peoples lives alone? You may not like how they live it, but on this particular subject, they really aren't going to be impacting your life. You'll undoubtedly still teach your kids about how you believe it is wrong, and they may well grow up believing as such, and really, that's just fine. It's to be expected since there is no way we will all agree on every single debatable topic.
Furthermore, on the subject of religion; isn't is said that a perfect being created us and gave us purpose? Now explain, logically of course, how a perfect being created an imperfect creature? Doesn't it make more sense that this is simply how it was intended? Humans are not the only creatures of this planet that have same sex interactions. Isn't it taught in religion that humans are the ones that "sinned" and thus "cast out?" Surely all these other creatures aren't also sinners. Surely they too aren't simply being "tested."
At any rate, the point I am attempting to make is to simply live and let live. You want to live your life as you want, they want to live their life as they want, why should either party be restricted in that freedom? There is no physical harm being done and there isn't someone being forced into something they don't wish to do (aside from perhaps simply seeing/hearing it, which is unavoidable, and a common occurrence in everyday life for an uncountable number of subjects (as an example, someone you don't like)). We can only better ourselves as a people by allowing this freedom.
It's like not allowing a black and a white person to marry. People don't chose to be gay, so it doesn't make sense that the government should make laws to prevent them from showing their love. People shouldn't be able to discriminate against others for who they are. Some say that it denies a child a mother or father, so does that mean single parents shouldn't be allowed?
I believe that as a gay man if I choose that I want to marry another man I should have that right because all marriage shows is that you really do love that person and that you never want to lose them because they are your life, heart and world and I believe in equality and everyone should be equal. I want the same rights as straight people. I believe I deserve that much after all the hell us gay men go through with people wanting to kill us gays and it's not fair because we don't go around straight bashing people.
I grew up in a Christian family, so I know where a lot of the anti same-sex marriage arguments are coming from. However, gay couples are going to exist whether they are allowed marriage or not.
For those that think a child would be negatively effected by being raised by two parents of the same sex; I have friends who were and they turned out fine. It's selfish and bull headed to think they'd rather be in a foster home than with loving parents (regardless of sex). Children in homosexual families are wanted! They are not accidents like 50 percent of the children in heterosexual families.
I believe gay marriage should be legalized, simply because when two people love one another, then it is that simple. Gays are not trying to 'take over the world' or 'pin us down' by their love. The worst thing they could possibly do is criticize what we may be wearing, which, honestly, some people need that criticism. So yes, I support equality -- love is love, it knows no bounds.
What's the point in taking others' rights away just because you don't personally believe that it's "the correct belief"? We don't discriminate against people who believe in a different religion then us or even like something different than us. So why amplify one sin out of every sin in the bible and declare others rights wrong? You're taking away one's right to love and without love we are nothing.
Since when is it "right" to deny others the right to equality in America. Ohh.. Wait. But we should not let the past haunt us, and we should move on with the future. The future calls for equality, and the future should deserve equality. Everybody is created equal, and nothing should change this FACT.
Born into the "land of the free" we should not be told who we can and cannot marry or love. There is the separation of religion from the state. Freedom of religion means all religions, not just yours. Our laws should not be based on a book written many years ago
A gay or lesbian couple should get married because there is nothing wrong with that type of couple getting married. They are nothing different from everyone else. All of a sudden a person is dating a gender the same as them and then other people treat them as if they were born on another planet. I really don't think that it's fair that they can't marry the person that they want to marry. So my vote is yes, I want gay and lesbian people to get married :D
Why shouldn't two people of the same sex be able to get married? There is no logical reason to keep people from getting married. How does it affect you? Many of the homophobes out there say that it is wrong because that is what it says in the Bible. You can not always blame it on the Bible.
Well, if gay people can't have the right to marry, then none of us should have that right. Why should we have the right but deny it for them? Exactly. You wouldn't want your rights denied, so why deny theirs? I think that if you refuse somebody else's right, you should do it for everyone.
It doesn't matter who you love, love is love no matter what. You can't forbid people to marry just because they fall in love with a person the same gender, that's just sick. What gives gay couples fewer rights than straight people. They are human. It's not a sickness. It's not a phase. It's reality.
Over the years people have fought for equal rights, gay marriage is no exception. Black people fought for their rights which should have been given to them naturally, women fought for equal rights against men which should have been equal in the first place. Everyone is the same, no one is above anybody. To those who say it's wrong, it's against the bible and that gay marriage damages children, I disagree. A person doesn't chose to be gay, it's a part of who they are and for them to be treated with hostility is wrong. People tend to fear what they don't understand and anyone against gay marriage is just afraid.
It doesn't matter if you marry the same sex because love is love. It has nothing to do with nobody else's life, it's only between those two people, and if they feel as if they should marry than they can. I mean, its not affecting your life and the way you're living because they're going to be together anyway.
Love is love. It does not matter if someone is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or something else, because everyone is human and that is what counts. In the future I hope to see a day when we can look back and think "wow, why was this even a problem?" I want it to be silly to think that once a person's sexuality could keep them from marrying the person they loved.
What's so wrong about marriage between two lovers? Regardless of gender, love is love, and if they want to take that big step, then let them do it. Just because others say you will be damned to hell for that and that it should only be for a man and woman, that doesn't mean they don't have those same feelings that you would have for your lover. This country has no right to call itself a free country if something like this isn't allowed.
If marriage is religious, why can atheists and sinners marry? If marriage is sacred, why do so many straight couples get divorced? If marriage isn't for everyone, it shouldn't be for anyone. Discrimination against homosexuality is today's form of slavery against the darker skinned. Let's open up our eyes and make it legal to love!
It is bigotry and discrimination when people decide other people should not be married. The government is a more level headed agency to make these decisions. They are not clouded by morality written in a book thousands of years ago. Any human being who wants to get married, should be able to get married. Love and the decision to be married should transcend all the bickering and religious arguments of the few. I would go further to say it is akin to window peeping when other people think they have the right to make decisions for anyone other than themselves.
I say that if it doesn't affect you personally, then why go to the trouble of making other people, who actually love each other very much, miserable? The fact is this; you are able to marry someone you have just met in Las Vegas because you're drunk, or you're a gold-digger who will do anything for money, which, by the way, is pathetic.
Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to celebrate their commitment. It is no one else's business.
Gay marriage will make it easier to adopt children. Same sex couples can't have their own children, so there would be more kids adopted.
They are people just like you, so they should have the same rights. I find that if two people love each other they shouldn't be held back by religion.
I'm a young girl, who has an older friend who is gay. He is currently in a strong relationship with another man, and they're waiting to get married, because they want to do it in a church. Now, they can't do that unless we make a change.
God loves everyone equally, and gays are like everybody else. How can you really discriminate against your own race?
Of course they should! I hate when everyone says that "gay people" aren't normal. Who are they to tell that? Homo, bi and heterosexual people are all the same. God loves everyone, yes? And still, many churches won't allow gay people to get married there. Isn't it the priest being disloyal to God then? Everyone is the same, and just because they have found true love with a same-sex person doesn't mean they shouldn't be able to get married!
It's against God's word, yes I know this, but so is everything else people do! Rape, taking drugs, cheating, not listening! Marrying someone of the same sex is not as bad as all these other things that barely get looked at in the world! If the people looked at these crimes as much as they look at same sex marriages, the world would be a better place!
Massachusetts had the lowest divorce rate after legalizing gay marriage. If more states would allow it then the divorce rates could also go down. There should not be a law stating who you can and can not marry, if you love the person you should be allowed to spend the rest of your life with them without having a group of people judging you. Love should have no boundaries.
I have seen that religion is usually the opposing argument for this matter. I am not religious but I know the bible inside and out. Only two religions argues for no. Christians/Catholics think that because god has said it, means it is wrong. If true then tattoos would be illegal but they are not! Even the constitution backs me up on this it has so rightly stated "There will be separation between church and state".
Heterosexuals would not like it if they could not marry the one they loved because of race. Homosexuals just simply want to be able to love who they love. You can't stop people from falling in love. It's impossible. If more states were to legalize gay marriage, more same-sex couples could adopt children in need of a nice home, dropping the amount of children in foster care. Homosexuals will find a way to be with the one they love whether the government allows it or not.
Gays should be allowed to love each other without being looked at or frowned upon like they are animals, because they are not they are human and anyone should be all lowed to love anyone, just imagine how they look at us, they are probably thinking how could those people love each other and we cant? So just leave them alone there is nothing wrong let them love ashtrays. I know I would rather be looked at funny then to not love someone just because of the arrogant judgmental people out there.
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People who are attracted to the same gender should be allowed to be married. If they love each other, they aren't harming anyone. If Australia has already legalized gay relationships, what's so wrong about letting them get married? Fair enough, they can't go by the Bible law of marriage, but they could have a court wedding and just sign the papers. They should definitely be allowed.
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Gay marriage should be allowed because they are just like everyone else, they go to school, they pay taxes, some are religious and do believe in God, go to work and have family values. The only difference is they wish to have sex with the same sex and not the opposite. There shouldn't be an issue gays are now half the American population. If you take away the gays right then you might as well take away everyone rights and if you do that then this is not America home of the free, we would be back in the old times during slavery and things will be divided, there will be no equality and all those that died for our equality would have died for nothing.
This is America. And America is the land of the free and brave until it comes to homosexuals, then people get scared and think it is wrong. Then suddenly America isn't so free anymore. Just because people can't stand differences in sexual preferences. Why is that? I have no idea.
Christianity has destroyed humanity. They wish to separate us from animals, when in fact, we are animals, and animals will mate with the same gender. They do it all the time. It's wrong to take away the rights of a human being for your own selfish reasons. The whole reason why we are selfish is because we are separating ourselves from nature. Which is taking us away from our humanity. Do us all a favor, and learn to love. The real God wouldn't want hatred to suffocate his children, which is what Christianity pretty much encourages.
Gay marriage should be legal in the United States. It’s ridiculous to think that the majority of the United States does not recognize gay marriage to be just the same as heterosexual marriage. I believe that one of the main reasons why the government is homophobic is because of their belief that the Bible says that being gay is a sin. But doesn’t the first amendment of the constitution say that there will be “separation of church and state?" Just because the bible says that doesn’t mean the government should make it a law saying that people who are gay cannot get married. Almost all of the arguments that I have seen against gay marriage have been about how gay marriage is against their religion and against God. But religion isn’t everything! Marriage isn’t about religion, government, or what other people think, it’s about love. Everybody has the right to be happy and if being with the person you love makes you happy, nobody should be able to tell you otherwise.
Gay people have the right to choose who they want to marry. People shouldn't be discriminating against them or judging them just because they are gay - nobody in this world is perfect. In this world we are equals, whether we are black, white, Hispanic, Indian or any other race. So why should we not also be equals based on sexual orientation?
Gay people have the rights to choose who they want to marry. So people shouldn't be discriminating them or judging them just because they are gay no body in this world is perfect. In this world we are equals whether we are Black,White,Hispanic,Indian or any other race. So why should we not be equals based on sexual orientation.
Many people who disagree with gay marriage, disagree because of their religious views and that is why it is illegal. Which in my opinion makes no sense because government and religion should be separate. Another thing, if you say its wrong because its in the bible is that not forcing your religion on someone else??? As American citizens we should have this right and need this right because it would help us with the adoption of children, our economic stand point, and our divorce rate will drop. Thank you for reading and good bye.
Signed: Donald J Barbasso
Any person has the right to be homosexual if that's what they choose to do . As long as a person doesn't try to push their lifestyle on someone who isn't like that then that's their business . Don't judge others based on your own personal beliefs . Everyone is entitled to live their life the way they want to.
America is NOT a theocracy. Any argument debating religion is invalid. If two people love each other and can legally consent, there shouldn't be an issue with them being married because of the gender they choose to love. Gays are people, citizens, and tax payers. Why are we still treating them like second class citizens?
There's nothing wrong with it, and if they have 2 mothers or 2 fathers, so what? As long as they've been raised up right and grown up properly. Homosexuals would have a better stable relationship than straight people would. And I'm pretty sure half of "no" is against people judging other people in society, then why are they doing it?
Why? Because people can't help who they love. If they love someone, let them be. If it isn't hurting anyone, why make them unhappy for no reason. It may be against your religion, or someone else's, but it may not be against their religion. Love is love and no one can change that. Let people be happy, its not your life, its theirs. They have to die at the end of their lives, not you. So don't let what someone else does bother you, because it's none of your business.
Even if I wasn't gay I'd have the same opinion. Legalizing gay marriage isn't hurting anyone. All gay couples want is the right to express their love through marriage, to claim who is theirs, and to have some legal rights to their loved one if anything were to happen to them, such as visitation rights if they are in the hospital. We want to be treated like every other straight couple in this world. Not legalizing it is going against everything in the constitution. And don't even try arguing religion because that would go against the separation of the church and state. Therefore this shouldn't be a debate. Just give us our legal rights as human citizens of the United Sates. Denying them would be unjust and I'll fight for the right until you all see the same way too.
Being gay is perfectly natural. If someone is gay they have no control over it. They may or may not be proud to be gay, but nevertheless gay people have just as much choice of being gay as you may have skin color or eye color. The argument 'God didn't make people to be gay' is irrelevant because you have no way of knowing and if he didn't then why are there gay people? Religion believes that God made people so then he would be able to choose their sexuality so either your religion is wrong or your interpretation of it is wrong.
Why should you care! It's not like you are paying gay people to get married! Obama has everyday people paying for other people while they are out of work and we aren't debating like we are here about that! Have a heart, God says we should love unconditionally. Most of us work really hard and we all deserve to be happy, to come home and kiss whoever they love even if they happen to be gay. Certain people are born gay its like having a birth defect. Not allowing gay people to get married is like not letting people with birth defects to not get married. God sent us to this earth if he didn't want any people gay he shouldn't have made them gay.
Just because the Bible says that marriage needs to be between a man and a woman doesn't mean that people have to follow that. Homosexual people do not choose to be gay, and heterosexual people don't choose to be straight, either. Love between man and a woman is the same as between a man and a man or a woman and a woman. It is something that happens in the brain. So just because you feel that legalizing gay marriage will change the world for the worse, doesn't mean that I have to as well. Because it will not affect anybody else's life except for homosexuals, in which case for the better.
You can't take someone's happiness away from them. If they love the one they're with then they should be allowed to marry just like everyone else. We have no right to judge. I have family that are in same-sex relationships. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. We should accept people for who they are.
It is their choice to who they fall in love with the same sex. Nobody should judge other people of who they date or marry just by looking to their personality. It is not their fault for who they fall in love with and they can take care of more children than a man and woman in their marriage.
Gay marriage should be legalized Denying the right for a human to wed the person they choose is just wrong. Denying a man and a man or a woman and a woman the ability to marry one another is the same as not allowing a black man to marry a white woman.
How does it affect your life if two people of the same sex want to get married? If you are a believer that two people of the same sex getting married will send them to Hell, doesn't that just make heaven better for you? I do not understand why it matters. I believe that if two people love each other, they should be able to be together. If they want the same amount of equal happiness as everyone else, why are they stripped of that? What happened to everyone should be treated equal? Plus, think about it. No child that is raised by a gay couple is unwanted, or an accident. The gay couple would have to do a lot of planning and thinking about adopting. Their child cannot be an accident, or mistake, like with straight couples. Not only is there simply the social reason that same sex couples should be allowed to marry, but what ever happened to separation of church and state? Most of the comments I see about why same sex couples should not be allowed to get married is because it is against other people's religions. Well, that is not right, now is it? you cannot get mad at someone for eating a doughnut because you are on a diet, so why should you restrict someone from doing something because it is against your beliefs? Another argument I have seen about why same sex marriages should be illegal is "what do I tell my child?" Well, you tell them the freaking truth! Don't take away other peoples happiness just because you don't want to talk to your child. It's love! Love has no boundaries, limits or restrictions. You do not pick who you love, so why are people being punished for loving someone of the same gender? It is NOT a choice, we do not choose who we love. Love is a raw, passionate, real emotion, it is not fair for society to keep people from being able to express their love for someone. Not only that, but if your child grows up hearing only negative things about same sex couples, and turns out to be gay, imagine how much that will tear them apart. Between trying to make themselves happy, and then trying to please society and their parents! I just believe that we should all accept that there are different types of love in the world, and we, as a society, should not restrict people from being happy, because of someone having beliefs against it. That's the same thing as pushing your religion on someone else. Again, it's not right to tell someone else they cannot eat a doughnut, just because you're on a diet.
Why shouldn't gays be allowed to marry? What right do we have to deny someone else the freedom to love who they want? If we can deny gays the right to marry, who's to say that we can deny anybody's right to get married? What gay people do in their bedroom doesn't affect you. Of course children need a male and a female role model in their lives; that's why we forbid single parents to raise their kids. Gay people can't have their own children? Neither can some straight couples... I guess they shouldn't marry either? It's not like we have millions of children in need of a loving family, that would just be ridiculous.
Think about it this way: If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones having gay babies.
It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits as opposite sex couples. Same-sex marriage is a civil right as it was clearly stated in the 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which confirmed that marriage is "one of the basic human rights of man."
All those people who say that we should keep marriage 'traditional', and it shouldn't be changed, it was not so long ago that the definition of marriage included a union between a man and a 14 year old girl. If you want proper traditional marriage, maybe we should return to that!
Its no ones business if two men or two women want to get married. They should receive the same benefits of heterosexual couples. There is really no such thing as traditional marriage,gay, lesbian, either way its still love and Love is what matters the most! Same sex marriage is a right all citizens should have living in the US. People should have the right to marry whomever they please.
People should have the chance to marry whoever they want. It is their decision. People who argue that is it against God's way aren't reading the context of the Bible correctly. The Bible only meant if a man lies with a man as he does a woman, that the man is a possessive person. In a way, what he meant, is that he should not lie to another man, not literally lay down in a bed with them. If two people of the same gender want to get married, they should get to, right? Yes, and I think many people would agree with my statements.
Why shouldn't two people who love each other not be allowed to be together? Why do people think that it is personally offensive? We don't bat an eye at newlyweds who happen to be a man and a women.
As for the religious point of view, God doesn't make any mistakes. Sexuality is proven to not be a choice. God loves all of us equally and even says that we have to accept our differences. Those who say that homosexual people will go to "hell" must first decide what hell is. I personally believe (and I am Catholic) that there isn't a "hell", or exactly a heaven, either.
Take, for example, Queen Mary I. If you research her, you will learn that she prosecuted thousands of Protestants and imprisoned her sister. But, if you look at her point of view, you realize she did what she thought was right. Her father claimed that his marriage to her mother, Catherine of Aragon, was invalid to get married to Anne Boleyn, who would hopefully give him a son. Thus, Mary was declared illegitimate and couldn't rule. Her mother was banished and she barely got to write to her, let alone see her. Eventually, Mary was able to become Queen of England. During her reign, she made Catholicism, her mother's religion, the prominent religion. She only did what she thought was right. She could finally rule and avenge her mother.
See? We all have different points of view and we have reasons for doing what we do. Therefore, we cannot declare a person either "good" or "evil". Therefore, those who try to condemn those who happen to be homosexual should give me a valid reason why God doesn't accept homosexuality and why two people who love each other can't be together.
Every single person deserves to be happy, whether or not they go against your beliefs. If a person is in love with someone of the same sex they will not be happy if they are forced to be with someone of the opposite sex. Nobody can help who they love with and if a person wants to marry someone of the same sex because it will make them happy, let them. Who are we to judge whether or not they should be happy? When you fall in love and marry, you expect everyone to support you on your choice, but some people will never get the satisfaction of being able to marry who they love. Leave people to make their own decisions. You are not in control of their happiness. If marrying someone of the same sex makes them happy, let that be. Everyone deserves happiness.
You believe the Lord created humans? You say homosexuality is a sin? Then why did the Lord's creation (Adam and Eve) create homosexuals?
He put you, me and homosexuals on this world when he could have separated the gay and the heterosexual, but he decided we should all live as one. It may say in the bible, marriage is union between man and woman, but so is the bond of son and father, daughter and mother, sister and brother.I believe gay people exist in the world to teach us about acceptance no matter what the differences are, being respectful and treating people the way we would like to be treated, and not to fear change.
We as humans fear the new; look at what happened between the blacks and the whites. The whites treated blacks unfairly out of their fear. And now that the two cultures live in peace, I don’t see black people taking retribution of their unfair treatment; I see peace from what was once chaos.
Are we to be the suppressors of happiness and love between one man and another, to repeat the cycle and be fools once again? Or be the better man and fight for what is right?
I will let you decide.
If someone is in love with a person, same gender or not, and they want to get married, they should get married. It should be this way because some people, of the same gender, could get marriage legally. It should be called garriage because it is marriage except with the same gender.
As Americans, everybody has rights. Gays shouldn't be any different. You're no American if you're not even allowing everybody, regardless of sexuality, to be married. Imagine a world where man and woman were not allowed to be married, all you straight people would be very mad wouldn't you? That how gays feel about not being able to be married.
Last I checked, the 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection under the law and equal rights for everyone. Marriage is a legal status, therefore is incorporated with federal law and rights, making a ban on gay marriage completely unconstitutional. It doesn't matter at all whether you approve of it or not, whether you think it's moral or natural. This is a question on whether states should even be allowed to ban gay marriage, which the Constitution almost explicitly says that they should not be able to ban it. It's insane that we have this argument at all, are we really this far behind the rest of the developed world, so that we still need to oppress minorities because of our own personal beliefs, despite the fact they do no harm? Is America truly this anti-progressive? I would sure hope not.
Gay people marrying won't affect my family. Gays are already adopting children, married or not. It is not as though just because you ban gay marriage they won't start families. They will be loving parents and will adopt the many children in foster homes. Your religion is not important in this legal argument because that what marriage is, a legal status. In your church, it is fine to not allow gay marriage, but legally it has to be for all loving adults. Marriage does not assign special roles to a man or woman, it gives privileges to party A and B and that is all. It should be genderless.
Two people who honestly love each other should be allowed to marry. They are two consenting adults, and you cannot compare them to dogs, cats or children. What the bible says does not matter that is why we have a constitution which is meant to extend rights to everyone not just the ruling majority
We are told to be ourselves and then people judge us for it. Who are you to judge people? Let people live their lives. Let people be happy. Let people do what they want for once without being self-conscious about what others think. Love is love; it shouldn't matter who it's with.
Gays are equal to all other human beings. The only difference is that they like the same sex! If you liked the same sex, you would be gay and you would not be against yourself.. Right? Kay. What if your son was gay huh? He loves you. Right? Unless you hate gays then you suck. Then they should hate you. Get out iof here if you hate gays. They be my best friend.
Whether or not a couple is traditional to what we are accustomed to does not affect anyone else. If they are happy why should it matter to anyone but the couple. People are people no matter what and should be treated the way that any other happy couple is. Look past the differences and understand that its all the same love. Everyone deserves to be happy.
However as a government regulated PIECE OF PAPER; to exclude a group of consenting adults that wish no harm to each other, is without greater merit than hindrance.
Gay marriage is not the same as any other type of marriage which IS or WAS socially taboo. Just as straight marriage was allowed by law in the U.S., interracial was later allowed after being weighted for potential harm to society, and now gay marriage is currently being considered. Thus to advance the slippery slope fallacy "gay marriage will lead to pedophile or animal marriage," is to walk thin ice over requesting a ban on marriage entirely. The same slippery slope should also fail when considering the number of countries that allow gay marriage and still do not allow animal marriage, stacked further against the parts of the world most opposed to gay marriage (capital punishment for gayness) being those most accepting of child marriage. However an argument could be made that man to man marriage, should be considered separately from woman to woman marriage; I suspect this is not the case because the people involved feel their causes are closely related enough to share one fate in court.
Marriage as a religious institution: perhaps religious people opposed to gay marriage, should not partake in gay marriage? Nor should any places of worship opposed to it endorse it. As a Christian I would not remain at a church which held a gay wedding, but the issue in question is not of morality, but of mere legality.
I invite anyone with any argument against it not based centrally on fallacies (weak points comparable to "because yo mamma so phat"), to reply with them for consideration.
Yes it is very true that we all have a different vision to life and so one should be given complete freedom to chose his or her partner and satisfy EMOTIONAL NEEDS!!! So gay marriage should be legalized as we do not have a right over anybody's emotion or ethical approach and we should not restrict it as well.
Same-sex marriage is not a war,right? It basically like other normal marriage. They also want to reach their happiness, why we should interfere them? We have human right. Up to them with whom they want to get married. That's their decision. Who knows that we will love someone in same sex with us? Nobody knows .
God did not say anything about the beliefs of mankind. God did not make man different, in believes, color of the skin or in their sexual feelings.
God loves all mankind regardless of their beliefs, so it stands that not all men are created the same and as such each man is entitled to follow their own sexual feelings.
When God created mankind, there was only Adam and Eve. God could not have known that not all men are the same in their sexual beliefs.
Civilization has changed since Adam and Eve and we must go with the changes for the sake of mankind.
We can ask Men to fight and die for this Country and so it stands that we can accept their sexuality.
I think gay marriage should be legal because everyone should be able to make their own choices of who they want to love. We, as a whole, are the same. Sure, we all are different, all have unique characteristics, all dress and act differently, but in the end, we are all humans who have feelings and you can't really control them. How is it that a person rather die being made fun of than fight for his/her own rights and beliefs in today's society? How come the belief that God loves all his children is forgotten and is being applied to only some people? Imagine you couldn't marry a person you're in love with because of the society that makes you think something is wrong you, how would you feel? I'm truly happy that Barack Obama announced that he supports gay marriage because finally someone who has an important opinion and a role as the President of the United States stands up for what he believes in. I am a straight female but I think it's unfair how homosexuals have minimized rights, I have friends that are different orientation and it hurts for me to see them go through their high school life thinking that they are so different that they'll never be treated the same.
Since when does someone make a choice for someone else its not your life or family so you should live your life how ever you want and live peacefully knowing that you can make someone else live its like you should treat someone as you would want to be treadet you know
Like many have said before, religious views should not be an argument against gay marriage. We are all entitled to our own beliefs but when those beliefs depict how others are permitted to live their lives, their freedom is sacrificed. Laws are put into place in order to protect people, what is allowing two men or two women to marry going to do to harm any one? How does giving it a separate name for gays make it different? Why shouldn't two people who love each other and want to spend the rest of their lives together receive the same marital benefits based on their sexuality? Because it goes against traditional values. If we never changed traditional values throughout the years women would not be able to vote and there would still be signs above public restrooms for "whites" or "colored" only.
People against the legalization of gay marriage often use God or the Bible to support their case, or claim that the mere idea of gay marriage is "wrong" or "immoral." When it boils down to the real issue at hand, religion should not even be included in the debate. After all, obviously not everyone follows the same religious practices in this country, so to even propose that religion has the authority to dictate such a matter is ludicrous. Whatever happened to the separation of Church and State? Furthermore, I firmly believe it is incredibly immoral to dictate the authenticity of the marital status of other individuals with absolutely no justified entitlement. Condemning another person to a lesser status based on their sexual preference is absolutely ridiculous, and I personally cannot believe that the right for homosexual couples to legally marry each other is still a debatable topic. It's not an issue concerning God. It's an issue concerning freedom. Freedom as citizens of the United States, and more importantly freedom as human beings.
Every negative I have read is basically on how God wants a man and a woman to marry. Does everyone live up to God's expectations? It's your life and you should be able to do what you want, not what's in a book or someone else opinions. Please understand that.
As an American you should have the choice to marry who ever you want. Every citizen is not Christian and doesn't believe in Christ. No one should have to not marry the one they truly love just because the government doesn't approve it. That's really crazy, if you really loved someone would you want someone to take your right away to express your love?
Love is love, and just because a man and man or women an women share it, it doesn't make it different. Gays getting married doesn't hurt anyone. Yes, it may be a sin, but everyone sins. God said that a sin is a sin, no sin is greater. So There is no real reason why it shouldn't. Some people may not like it, but that's a personal problem.
The U.S. Is a secular country. The founding fathers believed in separation of church and state, not to mention most of them were either deist or secular. They only added, "under God" in 1954. Just because you believe something doesn't mean you should be allowed to force your beliefs on other people and take away their rights in doing so.
Who are we to deny some one love by law? I personally disagree with homosexuality, but if people are so fed up with gays getting married because of religion they should know that God will judge them. You are basically taking away human rights. If people are truly angry because its against their religion, why isn't divorce being protested against as much as gays being allowed to marry, for it is written that divorce is prohibited, yet people don't care about that like they do about gay marriage. People are just trying to find any excuse to be against it because they are uncomfortable.
Denying gay people the right to marry merely on religious grounds would be stomping all over the constitution. Everybody has a right not to believe in your church, God, or beliefs. You don't get to force your religion into my life just like I can't stop you from practicing it. Gay people feel the same love that straight people do and should be allowed the same status, and rights, as everybody else. Gay marriage isn't going to lead to incest, bestiality or the apocalypse. It's only going to lead to a better life and overall more happiness. Nobody is deciding marriage in the religious sense. It is being decided in the civil sense, only the government's view of marriage. No church will be forced to perform gay marriage ceremonies. And giving it all the same benefits but calling it something else is not equal. That is merely going back to the "Separate but Equal" of the past. A majority must never be able to vote to take away the rights of a minority. Any human being with a heart should be able to see that this is about love and human rights, nothing more.
I am a Christian, and Jesus was about love. He taught us to love everyone. Gay people are people, who are just like everyone else. They should have the right to marry, who ever they choose and love. Years ago, marriage was illegal between different races, now it is illegal against same sex. Please stop the hate show people love. Let same sex marriage be legal,
Hi, I am a Christian attending a Catholic school and I am doing a project to debate gay marriage/marriage equality. I am not gay nor do I know anyone who is but I 100% think it should be legal. I know its against my religion and even though I think its not right It doesn't mean it should be illegal. It's really not my or anyone else's business and its not for us to judge. People keep on saying that gay marriage is wrong because of their religions or beliefs but that gives you NO rights to force those beliefs on someone else. It isn't even about religious rights it is about legal rights. LOVE IS LOVE NO MATTER WHAT FORM OR SHAPE though you may not understand it or think it's normal. IT'S THEIR CHOICE, THEIR DECISION AND THEIR RIGHT!!!
I believe that gay marriages should be legal, you can't help who you fall in love with. It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married. Two people of the same sex who love each other, should be allowed to publicly celebrate their commitment and receive the same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples.
If a man and a woman can marry each other, why can't a man and a man, or a woman and a woman? It is a human right to marry the one you love as long as it is consensual(legal age) and out of blood line. Homosexuality occurs in many species, so the argument "it's unnatural" is invalid. Marriage is a RIGHT, and you are not to be denied your rights. All in all, everyone is different, it is no ones right to judge, and get over the fact that everyone isn't the same.
Not allowing homosexual people to get married is wrong, they should be able to have the same rights as everyone else. Marriage, isn't just religion, there are other benefits to marriage and gay people should have the same opportunities as everyone else. Saying gay marriage is "against my religion" isn't a legitimate reason to opposite it because - news flash- not everyone follows the same religion as you.
I am a 27 year old male and I'm following the Straight Against Hate movement. Unfortunately, I live in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The people of Kentucky, not all of them, still have values that probably my great-grandparents had against homosexuals. It seems that in the South, hate hasn't stopped and it looks like it's only gaining more momentum as young people are voicing their opinions through religion. I think this is a sign of a failed education system that has revolved around Christianity, especially in Kentucky. If you are not a Christian, people really take notice to it "around these parts of the country." Don't get me wrong, there are people in Kentucky who do believe in true equality for all, but we are the minority here. If you are posting on Facebook about how you are proud to be moving "backwards" in society, you really are showing the failures of our society. If people would mind their own business, I'd say they would be way better off and happier. I am getting married this summer to the woman of my dreams. I feel guilty because there are people who have love just as strong as me and my fiancées, but may never get to experience the opportunity to show their commitment to one another in a legal wedding. Everyone deserves the right to decide who they want to love and who they want to marry. If it's not your life, why does it even matter?
If two people love each other, they should have the right to decide whether or not they want to wed. Sadly, but truly, right now we live in a world in which paperwork can keep two people from making the ultimate commitment to each other.. Why? Black, white, Hispanic, Danish, Russian, Nigerian, tall, short, fat, skinny, homosexual, heterosexual, liberal, republican, human. We're all humans. And as humans, I believe there are innate rights that we all should be allowed.
Everyone should be able to marry the person they love. It doesn't matter if that would be two boys or two girls or a boy and a girl. Love is not something people choose to do. Also being in love with another men is not a decision or a decease but just the way someone feels, and for some people it is hard to come out of the closet (because of family or religion) but if they do they are very strong people. They should have just the same rights as anyone else who pays taxes..
Homosexuality is something you are born with, not something you choose. How can you expect the constitution to say "All men are created equal" if it is not true? And yes, It is against many religions. HOWEVER, we live in a country where there is a separation of church and state. Why should that law be invalid in this case? LOVE IS LOVE. Legalize gay marriage.
It's very simple, gay and lesbian marriages are more stable because boys understand boys, and girls understand girls. People do not choose to be gay they are born with that feeling. I think that legalizing gay/lesbian marriage nationwide will be a major step forward for our nation. It just as plain and simple as that.
If it doesn't affect you then what does it matter? Let them be happy. If you don't want someone to control your life why would you vote to run someone else's life? I promise you, it won't kill anyone if two people of the same sex get married. Thanks for reading.
It does not matter what race, sex or religion you are, love is love. People should not be deciding what kind of person you should be with. When I have kids I know I will not judge them on who they want to be with, it is not my choice, it's their life not mine. What happened to America, you should not be judging people.
I'm bisexual myself and if I want to marry a girl I should be allowed to. How is love different by gender? It was legal in the past, why not now? It's stupid that our society openly discusses how wrong it is because religion says it isn't 'natural.' Fine, getting a job isn't natural and neither is school. It's the same thing. You should be allowed to be with who you want and do what makes you happy. Like my mom says, if I can't get married because it violates your religion then you can't eat a cheeseburger because it violates my diet.
People who support the bible should be held to all of it's standards. How many of you shop on the Sabbath? Have you ever cursed your parent? Were you a virgin on your wedding night? All these are capital crimes in the Bible in which we're prescribed the death penalty!
Marriage is a public declaration of love and currently politicians are denying the right to do so. It is discrimination! They are being judgmental,hypocritical and totally unfair! It's true religion does date that man is made for woman but the bible also states that we're all equals and are all unique in our own way. After all, the differences in the world are what makes it beautiful.
Nobody should ever be able to tell another human being that because they were born different they cannot enjoy the most basic of all rights; equality. If your religion tells you to hate somebody because they are different than you and uses God to justify bigotry, and you don’t have the compassion and humanity to see that just maybe what’s happening in real life is more important than what’s written in a 2000 year old book, I feel really sorry for you. Whether or not God is real, each and every one of us whether talking scientifically or ontologically is exactly the same and the fact that a country like ours that claims to be spreading “liberty” and “freedom” across the world cannot even guarantee homosexuals the same rights as every other citizen within our own borders is sad, shameful, and sadly regressive.
Love is love and the government shouldn't have any say in it in the first place. I hate the people that say "it is against God's will" that's ridiculous. Since when should your beliefs influence and ruin other peoples lives? What do you care? If I have the right to be an atheist than two men or two women should have the right to get married. This country was not built on Christianity, and even if it was Jesus (who I understand is "the son of God") never said a word about homosexuality being wrong.
I think gay marriage should be legalized because people have a choice to be how they are they should not be forced to like a different sexes. These people were born this way. They were born to be who they are not want other people want them to be .
Gay marriage should be legalized because it is a right and another person's religious views should, in no way, ever dictate decisions a human being should choose to make. Especially in a nation where equality is expressed so strongly. If someone else has a problem that I love a woman, well that's sad that they are so close minded. I am in love with that person, not the person who is judging the relationship.
Live and let live. We do not have the right to judge each other. Every day, we do things that someone else does not like, and we judge. The only one who can judge is God. Honestly, how do others' decisions affect us personally? Waste your time and be angry, but it's not doing anything but hurting you in the end. People will continue to do what they want without caring what close-minded fake religious people think.
It doesn't need to matter what sex you are. If you love someone you love them and no one should oppose that. People should be able to love someone of their sex. Whoever thinks otherwise might be crazy. No one should take away someone's love. It's wrong, so they should legalize it.
This country lacks realization. If marrying someone of the same sex is what makes then happy, then who are we to stop them? No one is criticizing your forms of happiness, and therefore you shouldn't judge others. If it is their will to marry, then let them. You have no right to stand in their way and take their happiness away from them!
Equality and Freedom are two very important concepts of America. How can we go against these? By banning gay marriage, we are. Equality is just as important in marriage as it is in voting. Would we ban homosexual individuals from voting as well? Absolutely not, because they are human, as we all are. So the same equality should extend into marriage, so that any person of any orientation can marry the person they love.
Some people say that it is phsycologically bad for children to grow up in a houseold with two parents of teh same sex, but this is not true. Think of all the "traditional" couples that have sex just to have sex. Two options follow: abortion, or an unwanted child. Both are horrible. But in a same-sex couple, the parents either have to go through the long and tenious process of adoption or for lesbiens, artificial insemnations. Both are hard and require much forethought. Every single child in the household of a gay or lesbien couple is wanted.
Marriage is a right that should be offered to anyone in America. I hate how religion is being used because it could go either way. My reasoning behind this is that no human should be given the right to dictate what another human can or cannot do. That is an act that tries to play the role of God. Unless your God comes down and says "don't let those gays get married" they should be given the right and since I don't see that happening any time... Ever, I say that they should be able to do what they want
But what do we get? Bans on who we can and cannot show our eternal love and devotion to. Gay marriage should be considered no different than straight marriage, and the people involved in it no less. But we discriminate. We send out jibes and hateful messages. "Human dignity plus compassion equals peace." Why haven't we been more compassionate towards the people who need our support? Do we not have enough dignity? The previous quote was from a movie called "That's What I Am" and is told from a painful story about bullying. If we deny people the right to be with whom the wish, regardless of gender, aren't we really bullies? Instead of denying somebody because of looks, it's their orientation. It's wrong to force people into what we consider a social norm. And to those people who say that it is wrong to allow gay marriage based on what the Bible says, in case you haven't been told, America is a free nation and not everybody believes in the Bible. All I know is that this disagreement causes a major rift in the very society that is supposed to be unified and DIVERSE, and I just want people to have their rights upheld.
You are not living that person's life so why should it bother you? If it's PDA that bothers you, you shouldn't be making out with your girlfriend or boyfriend while you are out at the movies. Also, it's disgusting. I can't see how having same sex marriage not legal helps you sleep at night. It's people like you that are making some kill themselves. You are rude and need help.
Love and marriage go hand in hand, and by not allowing two people who love each other to be married, it is holding them back from making a life-long commitment to one another, which shows their love and trust. Just because the Bible says it should not be allowed (and even that interpretation is a stretch), what gives you the right to judge another person on their choices? One's religion is his or her choice, and forcing the ideals of your religion on someone else is not going to change who they are and who they love, and quite frankly makes the forcer look bigoted.
Some people say that it is psychologically bad for children to grow up in a household with two parents of the same sex, but this is not true. Think of all the "traditional" couples that have sex just to have sex. Two options follow: abortion, or an unwanted child. Both of these are horrible. In a same-sex couple relationship, the parents either have to go through the long and tedious process of adoption or artificial insemination. Both are hard and require much forethought. Every single child in the household of a gay or lesbian couple is wanted.
If you don't like same-sex marriage then don't marry someone of the same sex. We have no right to tell two people who love one another that they cannot get married on the basis of sex alone. People argue that this issue should be left up to the states individually ever since the Supreme Court accepted a hearing. If that were the case for desegregation of schools and the anti-miscegenation laws, imagine where we would be today!
People should have a right to be gay, and they should not be made fun of. I know lots of gay people that are happy with each other. How is gay marriage going to affect other's way of life? They are not going to start a war with anyone, and I think our society needs to progress with the times.
People should have a right to be gay, and they should not be made fun of. I know lots of gay people that are happy with each other. How is gay marriage going to affect our way of life? They are not going to start a war with anyone, and society needs to change with the times.
There is nothing wrong with falling in love with someone who is the same gender as you. Why should gays be judged? They are just as human as anyone else in the world. People who judge do not know what it is like until they try! Give the gays a break!
I am a 15 year old high school student, same-sex marriages should be legal because no one falls in love with gender, they fall in love with the person. If two people are happy with each other, let them be happy. You would not want someone telling you how to live your life, they want the financial backup just as much as straight people do.
We love and care just like anyone else, so why shouldn't we be able to get married? This is supposed to be a simple and easy matter to solve, but people make a big deal out of it because of their stupid stereotypes. Homosexuals aren't that awful, so why not just open up your minds and try it out?
People are different in their own ways. Everyone should be treated equally and all have the same rights as others. Whether they are straight, bisexual, lesbian, gay etc,. Everyone is always different. I don't think it would be fair for straight people to be allowed to get married but people of the same sex aren't. If people of the same sex are in love and want to be committed to each other they should be allowed to marry if they want to. They shouldn't have to worry about it being illegal and not able to do it.
1. Being gay isn't an abnormality. It's not like you go to a doctor and say I want my child to be born gay, it just happens. Everybody, no matter where you go, is different. There is no such thing as NORMAL.
2. To all of you saying being gay is a sin... I bet you've never even read a Bible or better yet stepped a foot in church.
3. We all need to stop thinking about ourselves in this debate over marriage. Think of the people --ALL people.
Everyone should be free to marry whomever they choose. How would you like it if people you didn't know told you that you couldn't marry the one you love? What right do you have to tell someone who to marry? For those who say it shouldn't be legal because we gain nothing from it, I have two arguments for that. First, it's not as if we gain anything from them living as if they were married either. Second, is it so wrong to do something because it makes someone else happy? Have you ever driven your friend to work, or helped clean up a mess you didn't make? What did you gain from that? And as for the Bible saying it's wrong, the Bible also says that God loves all people equally, and I do believe homosexuals fall under the category of "all people". And how would you feel if it was the other way around, if straight marriage was illegal? Wouldn't you want people to let it be legalized? As the saying goes, try walking a mile in their shoes. What would you do if your child(ren) turned out to be homosexual or bisexual? Would you tell the they actually couldn't marry the love of their life? Would you disown them or stop speaking to them? Or would you perhaps rethink your views on same-sex marriage since your own kid, whom you had loved and raised, had turned out to be homo/bisexual? I think you can have your opinions and I can have mine, but you shouldn't make others unhappy because of those opinions. What if I thought no one should be allowed to wear make-up just because I hate to, or if I thought everyone should play soccer because I love it? I doubt you would like that. So can't you just let same-sex marriage be legalized? You teach your kids to accept people, don't you? Why don't you practice what you preach?
To deny one's right to marry goes against then 14th Amendment. Plus there is clear support from a vast majority for gay marriage. Although I respect other's beliefs and their rights to hold them I think that it's time to move on from a Cromwell era where laws are controlled by religion and focus on people's rights to love, be loved... and of course, get married.
As one of the gay youth, and as a dreaming teenager, I dream of meeting someone who I will want to spend the rest of my life with. Just like any straight person, I want to meet the one person who I am capable of being attracted to, and having the commitment we may make later recognized, and also gaining the legal benefits that any heterosexual couples would have.
Gay and lesbian marriage should be legalized. There is no crime in same sex marriage. God loves everyone equally. People should not have to judge them. They are as human as you are. They have same responsibility as any other person. Understanding is they key. If you don't, move on with your own life.
I think people should be able to marry whoever they want. It's someone's happiness. Why would you be against that? If they are happy, they should be able to do as they please. They are people just like us.They want to be with someone they love for the rest of their lives.
I think gay marriage should be legalized. As I stated in my headline, love is love, whether it's between a man and a man, a woman and a woman, or a man and a woman. Who are we to say it shouldn't be allowed because of what the Bible apparently says? After all, the bible has been altered and changed many a times since the original things, how do we know if it goes against God? Besides, if God dislikes gay marriage, why would he create homosexuals? God loves everyone, no matter their sexual orientation. This is America, land of the Free. People can choose to love whatever gender they would like to. Every religion marries, so marriage is not a thing of religion. People need to stop being ignorant and more open-minded towards other beliefs.
Oh how I love that phrase. The most essential thing in a marriage is the love between the partners. The bible was written by man, not by God. Don't use God as a tool in defense or as a weapon to prove a point. Stop using old texts as a reference for modern day problems.
Don't be self centered, people.
What if the law was no straight marriage, and you loved your partner, but couldn't get married to them?
Now, remember happily that this is not so, and that you are doing what is right in God's eyes. Well, now, wait just a minute. Not everyone believes in God, and so not everyone thinks that they should follow some old guy's "Rule Of Thumb." Homosexuals, such as myself, need their freedoms just like everyone else.
Gay marriage should be legalized because there's nothing wrong with it, why does it matter whether or not you're a female marrying another female or a male marrying a male? As long as they found love being with each other then it really shouldn't matter. Just because the "Christian" point of view sees that only one man and one woman should be together doesn't mean that everybody has to go by that. I'm telling people that if they're happy then be with who they want .
I'm not gay or anything but I believe that this decision on who somebody loves or marries should be open for anybody. We come too far to only let this bring the United States apart... This is another road bump that people need to get over and move on with.
I really don't know who I will be marrying in the future. I don't know who I'm going to fall in love with so why take my right to be happy early? If I do happen to fall in love with a girl I would love to marry her, not be in a union. We are all human and if anti-gay is based on Christianity then you can't use Christianity to support your legal opinion. America is not a Christian nation. It is just a nation. I am a bisexual girl and liked girls since I was six years old, it is not going to change. If you are taking away someone happiness then marriage in general should be illegal. And putting gay in front of marriage is still singling out same-sex couples, the LGBT community.
It doesn't matter who you love, love is love no matter what. You can't forbid people to marry just because they fall in love with a person the same gender, that's just sick. What gives gay couples fewer rights than straight people? They are human. It's not a sickness. It's not a phase. It's reality.
The first amendment gives us the right to freedom of religion, not the ability to use that to take freedoms away from other people. Abraham Lincoln said "“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Therefore sexual orientation nor the gender of the other person play a role in whether two people are allowed to marry or not.
If you have a problem with gay marriage, keep it to yourself. You honestly shouldn't care if the person is gay or not. It is their choice in life not yours, if you are uncomfortable go somewhere else. No one wants to hear you complain, you just stick with your life and keep your nose out of others.
Well, some people get to be married while some don`t. It`s sad, if you were bisexual you`d understand. I support gay & lesbian & bisexual & etc. That`s why I vote yes, I want everyone to have equal rights & to be treated the same way equally . Thank you.
There is no legitimate reason why it shouldn't be legal. Having same-sex marriages will not affect the straight community, so why are people bugging out about it? Everyone deserves to have the lifelong commitment of love, not just straight couples. Most anti same-sex marriage arguments consist of Bible quotes. Not everyone believes in the same religion. People should not curse gays because it is against the Bible when they may or may not believe in that!
I support gay marriage and I'm also part of the L.G.B.T. Why should it matter who we fall in love with. Yes god made a female and male together but we cant control our feelings. Why should you care its our lives not yours. Let us be us. And be happy. Love has no gender marriage has no gender love is equal. What if u have a daughter/son gay would hate them too and stop them from being happy and being who they want to be! ITS OUR LIVES NOT YOURS no matter your vote towards us your hate towards up or judgment towards us WE STILL GANA BE WHO WE WANT GAY,LESBIAN/BISEXUAL, EXC..! People say just cause we gay we not gonna be successful and grow a beautiful family yes we can! Just cause we are gay doesn't mean we cant reach our dreams! Or be happy or get married/have a family! Just because your straight you can "HAVE A FAMILY" n exec....
We are all HUMEN!
Why shouldn't gay people get married? We can't help the way people feel and we can't help who they love. People need to stop getting into others business and stay in their own. How would you feel if your child was gay? What would you do? You would just abandon her, call her a disgraceful names, look at her like she is disgusting? No I don't think you would, because if you would then you are the worst parent ever! Just because you're straight, doesn't mean that other people have to be too.
We, as a society have fought for so long for equality among all. If same-sex marriage is not legalized, it would set us back hundreds and hundreds of years, if not even further. Many people preach that equality in the workplace is so important; what about not just in the workplace, but throughout the world, as well?
My friend Rachel is gay, and she is afraid to come out. I'm sure most of us have a friend or family member who is gay. Although the door is open - gay marriage might soon be a reality - so hopefully she can face her peers and family with the truth soon. Hopefully this can be legalized, bringing more equality to everyone.
I have a gay friend named Graham. Graham is fifteen years old and is afraid to come out of the closet, but I think that if gay marriage were legal Graham would be more open about it. Vote yes to help out my friend Graham in a time of need.
It's no one else's business, let the love shine through. If two people love each other no one should be able to stop it because that is just like telling opposite sex marriages they could not have children if they are not the same race. It's stupid to not let two people who love each other show it.
Marriage is the other status of love and which means love is love regardless sexual orientation. Allowing gay marriage is allowing love to be promoted and protected between two men or two women in order to demonstrated the equality as civil rights in the us. Or all over the world.
There is no solid argument against it. All of the people saying no have such moronic reasoning it literally scares me. For example, how the hell can you think gay marriage will lead to human-animal marriage? As far as I'm aware, animals are not capable of giving consent to get married, let alone express romantic love for a person... Most people are against it either for religious reasons (in which case they are complete hypocrites because they believe in freedom of religion; for example, a Christian will defend the right of a Satanist to practice Satanism) or because they're just stupid Neanderthals who can't see the situation from any perspective but their own.
I hate being in a time when people are still unequal and discriminated against. You look back in history with civil rights and discrimination and you think it's so ridiculous that people treated others badly because of there race or gender. This is a world we still live in just with different roles. I hope my grandchildren will live in a country truly equal and I can know I did everything I could to fight for that.
Why does it matter if one person is gay or straight? If them getting married is personally harming you in some way then okay, I see how you can say that you don't want this, but otherwise who the hell are you? How can anyone tell anyone who to love. I'm sure all of you bring up, well then why isn't polygamy and incest legal? Well, that's because they are SOCIAL TABOOS! If a man loves another man, if a man loves his sister, if a man loves 3 women, is it really harming you? In summary, being gay is no contagion, so not allowing two men or two women to get married is just out right ridiculous as in America if everyone has "freedom", one should have the freedom to love whomever they choose. If Kim Kardashian can legally be married for only 72 days, but Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been together for 8 years and aren't legally allowed to get married, something is wrong with the world.
It's not fair for gay people not to get married and be happy, for example if they allowed white and black to get married so why not the gays, and we live in a world were we come together. We are all equal so we should be fair to everyone, and gay people would be able to raise kids for who they are not what people think they will be.
You should be able to be with whoever makes you happy and whoever you feel like makes you wanna spend the rest of your life with. It doesn't matter what color race or gender you are. Love is love. I think gay marriage should be legalized! I hope it becomes legal.
I've read most of these "NO" arguments and all I see is Gods will this and Gods will that, but people may I remind you separation of powers. Plus this country was not founded by God, but greed, power and freedom. Whether its freedom of choice or freedom from choice, we are all entitled to happiness and joy. And no other being or government should tell you who you can marry or spend your life with. The conservative mind set is just creating closet perversions. Open up your minds people and your heart.
People argue that for religious reasons, only men and women should be married. But if we all have religious freedom, then gays should be allowed to do whatever they please. They don't have to agree with your religion or way of thinking. Gay marriage should be legalized, and all people that don't like it, don't have to do it. They shouldn't be able to control other peoples feelings.
Homosexuality is normal, as normal people why can't they have a marriage? I come from Taiwan and also here many people support it. But our government sucks, so I don't want other countries like our government. Love is the basis of marriage, homosexual people they have love too,they just like same gender. I don't know what's wrong with this, they love each other, this is enough.
Gay marriage should be legalized.
People think gays are not really people. They make them feel unwanted. They treat them like trash. Marriage is something people abuse the right of. Most American families are divorced. Gay people are loving unlike others. People can be mean and hateful but they have rights like normal people/couples. That why day marriage should be legalized.
Gay marriage should be legalized because of our freedom, that our founding fathers fought for. Home of the brave and land of the free, This post to means something. What rights we going have 20 years from now, and so on if they keep taking away our rights. Back in 30s Blacks and whites people dating or getting married was unheard of, and prohibited. In 2013, black and white people are dating, and getting married now. This is our freedom rights, no matter what race, or gender of person. All an Americans Should have the same equal rights; none-less, or no greater.
All of you people saying that it's an abomination to God, it might be, but so is divorce. Is divorce legal? Yes. Also, this country was not founded on the Bible, and will never be. We came here for freedom of religion. Don't take that away from another person. You're like the king of England. And for all of you saying it's abnormal, it's not. It's existent in over 400 different species of animals. You know how many species homophobia is in? 1. Which one is more abnormal now?
God created everyone as they are. Being gay isn't a choice, its something that's always inside of you. It's just some people hide it, and are afraid to come out. Didn't God also create everyone to be honest and truthful, therefore, he would not want people to lie about who they are. What's wrong with gay marriage? If you're not gay, fair enough, gay people don't stand around saying that you're disgusting because you sleep with the opposite sex. So why is it fair for gay or bisexual people to be bullied and harassed for something that they can't help? Its 2013, its time to move on, move with the times. We've already come so far with gay rights, but we have a long way to go. People end up killing themselves over people bullying them over being gay or lesbian. Do you really think that God wants that? Two people who love each other should be allowed to marry, no matter what their gender.
It infuriates me how people seem to think that just because they disagree with or that their religion is against gay marriage means that no one else deserves that right. I'm heterosexual, but that has nothing to do with the affairs of homosexual couples. I understand that Americans have a hard time realizing they can't control the life choices and rights of others, but come on! To be honest, I don't think anyone needs to get married at all; however, that's just my opinion. The real issues I have here are the arrogant behavior of those against it, and the fact that marriage is a legal status. Married couples get benefits that other people don't. Homosexuality is not a choice, and shouldn't even be a problem in this country. All you bigots and bible-thumpers need to stop being so controlling and judgmental. The world would be a much happier place if we could just accept each others opinions.
Because it's no different then a girl and a guy getting married, except it's just two guys or two girls. It shouldn't be up to everyone else to decide if they think it's OK or not. If they love each other they love each other and it shouldn't be stopped. Just leave them alone and let them make their own choices.
Everybody, no matter what race or sexual persuasion should have the basic right to be happy and be together in the way they choose. This seems to me a trivial matter. Gay and/or bisexual couples are human and citizens of this country. They deserve the same rights. The people who argue "It's against my religion" are seeing only a certain point of view. Just because you have your qualms with it doesn't mean everyone else does. Religion is a free thing, you cannot force someone to submit to the rules that you don't really have to follow in the first place.
This is so stupid... We are not talking about religious marriage because you can choose whether or not you want to believe in God or be part of any religion at all. Marriage is a civil right not a religious one. The LGBT people, contrary to popular belief, don't fight for their rights just because they are deprived of them and don't do it just for love. Of course you don't need to marry the person you love just to show them your affection and how deep is your love, but marriage makes things more official. When we talk of our civil rights we talk as humans; not as straight, nor as gay, neither Black, Caucasian, Republican, Christian, Buddhist, or anything at all. We are humans, citizens of this earth and we demand our rights. When one talks of gay marriage there is so much more than just the obvious facade of it. We are talking about immigration, health care, inheritance and property rights and other family related obligations and protections that are deprived from us just because the person we happened to fall in love with belongs to the same sex. Denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. Why deny same sex marriage? Because God said so? God told us not to cheat, but we do. Because its unnatural? Homosexuality is observed in almost 1500 species. Because same sex couples cannot produce children? Then shouldn't all women and men who are barren and can't have children be deprived of their right to marry even if their partner is of the opposite sex? If marriage was about reproduction infertile couples should not be allowed to marry. I really don't see why gay marriage should be "illegal" in the first place.
"Liberty and justice for all." Every man and woman has the basic right to life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. This is a very basic right that should not be infringed upon for any reason including religious beliefs, personal beliefs or any other type of belief in existence. Outlawing gay marriage is simply unconstitutional due to the right to the pursuit of happiness. "Liberty and justice for all".
If a man and a women love each other, we allow them to marry each other... Well, if a man loves another man, shouldn't he be allowed to marry him? Who are we to say no to love? I am bi, and I if I would like to marry another woman, why should I not be allowed to? Are you going to tell me that I cannot love another person of the same gender and make a promise to God that I will love that person for the rest of life. If you really disagree with it, please do tell me why you do. I would like to hear your side of why you think this is wrong. I really would like to hear why.
I see what goes on behind closed doors. I am a proud daughter of a gay mother. I think that if you are in love than let it be. Love is a feeling that is indescribable and whether it be man with women, women with women, or man with man its still love. People these days are trying to keep things 'traditional'. Um, HELLO, welcome to the 21st century!! Nothing is very traditional these days. I was 5 when I discovered my mom liked women, I'm 15 now. I have gotten to see what most people don't see. It's just like having a regular family just all women. In the Bible it is said that God sees us all equal, and he has always had our life all planned out so if you think about it he already knew that whoever it maybe was going to be gay/lesbian. So you can't really use that as an excuse because god already knew you were going to be they way you were. So before you open up your mouth with your negative comments think about the other people around you and what they see. And what harm are they doing to you if they legalize gay marriage? Really, I mean what physical harm could the possibly be doing to you? Oh, wait...What does that sound like? Oh yeah, NOTHING!! They do absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G to you. So how about people back off and let people live the way they want to. And if you have nothing nice to say, keep your trap shut.
The only real "argument" that people against gay marriage have is their religion. "Gay marriage is a SIN!" "God doesn't like gays!" Well, come back to reality. In this wonderful country, we are free to practice our own religions, and the government does not make decisions based on one specific religion. After all, religious freedom is what brought our forefathers to America in the first place. We are a country of minorities, and everyone should get a say in our government. I'm terribly sorry that the US can't be comprised completely of devout Christians, or whatever religion you practice, who believe in the exact same things you do!! Diversity is what makes our country special. Whether somebody else is a married homosexual or not shouldn't affect YOUR daily life. I can't think of an argument against gay marriage that isn't grounded in religion, and I'd be surprised if you can. Gay rights are human rights, and disagreeing to that is basically admitting that you believe that homosexuals are not as human as you are. So just think about this: While you may not believe that gay marriage is correct, there is absolutely NO reason, Constitutionally, that they should be denied those basic rights.
Gay marriage is a big topic here in the United States. There are many opinions about whether a marriage between two people of the same sex should be legal. The United States has come a long way with civil right but still has a long way to go. Country’s like Russia have actually made laws against gays and is starting to look a lot like a holocaust. Gay marriage should be legal because, Marriage is not determined between gender, but love.
The arguments against gay marriage are the following:
1) That they cannot reproduce.
To this I say, does this mean that you do not let a woman over the age of 55 get married, since she too will not be able to resproduce? Clearly, this would be inconstitutional.
2) That a child needs a man and a woman to be raised properly.
So shall we criminalize a single mother? Or father? Should we make divorce illegal? There are plenty of children raised poorly in opposite-sex households; we could use couples who will adopt children. After all, there are certainly plenty who need a home.
Yes one can argue that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and woman, but does that mean that those desiring same-sex marriage should be deprived of their happiness. Why not let them be with who they want to be with and be able to make it official. Who are we to say that someone shouldn't be able to walk down the aisle or have their ceremony ordained by a priest and the state they are in. We all deserve to be treated equally and you don't have to like it but you shouldn't be against it. Just keep your mouth shut.
There is no logical reasoning that shows that gay people should be submitted to such prejudice. Why do a handful of people think that they can reduce the rights of a particular group of people. I am not gay myself, but i believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the same freedoms.
Same-sex couples have just as much right to marry as heterosexual couples do. Gay couples getting married has no effect whatsoever on straight people or anyone else for that matter, nothing will change really, only that gay couples would be allow to marry, everything else would go on as it always has.
Allowing homosexual people to get married won't effect people who are not gay. It won't start a world war, there will not be poverty and THE WORLD WILL NOT END!!
First of all people are saying it's unnatural. If it's unnatural then why is it happening? It's human nature. You can't help the way you feel. So why should you be bullied by it?
What makes me mad is that people are being bullied if they are gay. If we legalize it then it will be more mainstream and people will support it and in times to come accept it.
If someone who is gay is brought up in a 'gay hating' family then their self-esteem drops so low. Some people can't even live with themselves and commit the unspeakable.
The the same as hating on someone who is left handed. It can't be helped. It's not a CHOICE. You can not CHOOSE to be gay. It's a basic human right to be allowed to marry who ever who want. I just think it's common sense.
I am a religious person and I do not believe that sin made people gay. It is a natural human feeling and it says in the bible that good want equality for all people.
So it's better for people to accept who they are rather than commit suicide.
If you can have your point of view I am allowed to have mine.
As everybody knows, being homosexual is not a choice. Homosexuals are just like us, except they prefer other men, or, if lesbian, other women. Same sex marriage has already been legalized in a couple states, such as Massachusetts, Iowa, and Washington, and more. Ever heard of the motto "marriage is about love, not about gender"? Sure, there are many anti-gay places, and the bible may say that homosexuality is an abomination, but, as everyone says, don't believe every word in the bible. Being gay is not accepted in most countries. In countries such as Saudi Arabia, you could get a DEATH PENALTY if you are gay. Isn't that just unfair? If this keeps up, kids in the future will believe that being homosexual would just be like segregation, and look how far we got, accepting other pigment colors. There have been many false rumors circulating that are just untrue. This review may be crummy, but I hope that is enough reasons same sex marriage should be legalized.
Do two guys or two girls marrying affect you in any way? In this day and age there is no such thing as the "Sanctity of marriage," and I have proof. If marriage was sacred then why is divorce legal? Why are people allowed to marry after divorce? If you go to Vegas, you can get married in two hours to somebody you just met and divorce the next day. And the god aspect is pathetic. If there is a separation of church and state then why is this argument even brought up? The religious aspect should have nothing to do with the decision. Also "God" did not create marriage, we did. We made up marriage just like we made up God, Bigfoot, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, and the Three Little Pigs. If the almighty God created all of us equal, then why should special people have more rights than others?
I think that it is crazy that the government will not let gays get married. If two people love each other than why shouldn’t they be allowed to get married? It’s not like some of them don’t already have family’s and live happily just like every other couple in Australia and the only difference is that they can’t sing the pace of paper that says that they are married. Countries all over the world let gays get married. Belgium, Sweden, Canada and Spain all say yes to gay marriage so why don’t we why is it taking so long for the Australian people to follow suit and allow gays to get married
Denying a gay couple permission to be married is a violation to the 14th amendment of the Constitution. The 14th amendment clearly states that, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." If a same-sex couple wants to become married, then let them!
Animals don't do stuff with conscience, they just do what they need to do. If they need to drink, they do;need to eat, they eat. So homosexual its not a decision on animals, they just born like that, they don't do anything they don't need to do. So my point is that human can born gay, its not a decision they do, an animals are the best proof of that. They should legalize same-sex marriage.
Are there any really legit reasons two people who are in love, should not be allowed to marry? Any reasons outside of personal belief, and religious understandings? So far, the only thing I've seen regurgitated over and over, is that:
A. It's a sin.
B. It's against the Bible.
C. It's not something you are born with, but something you 'get' (like an infection apparently)
D. Etc etc
A/B. Sin/Bible: Really? So, what about those of us who aren't religious? Are we not allowed to marry, because it violates YOUR views? I thought we lived in a country free of religious persecution. It goes both ways. Freedom from, and freedom of. Hypocrites.
C. Not born/disease: Explain to me if you would how the Sun was created (in a non-Biblical reference). Then explain the exact speed of each planet around the sun, followed by scientific facts. Hell, do it for the whole galaxy. What do you mean you can't? You've already proven that you know how everything works, by proving that people aren't born gay (which...Honestly, a gay gene? Stupidest stuff I've heard.)... You people make me facepalm all of humanity.
Jesus never said anything about gays and he talks about loving everybody! He says they should be treated as equals. God loves everybody including gays, besides no man is without sin. The bible only mentions gays twice. And, when interracial marriage was allowed no one wanted to marry animals. Or inanimate objects. I'm a straight Catholic male and i say yes! To bad i'm not old enough to vote!
The vast majority of suicides in youth are due to bullying, and most of that bullying to cause suicide is due to a child's sexuality. So many kids don't know who to go to anymore and when they go to school, they get bullied for their sexuality. Many kids don't want to "come out to the closet" to their parents yet because they are afraid of being rejected by their own parents, so they tell a friend first who may not be a true friend and goes and tells people who continue to tell others, etc, until it gets to someone who wants to make fun of the child until suicide is the only way to end the bullying.
Christianity is a choice, and religion is something you were taught. Homosexuality is something you were born with, and you cannot change who you love. And ACTUALLY there IS a verse of the bible that clearly states that everyone is equal: 'There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.' (Gal 3:28) . Marriage is a union of love, not a union of genders. Shut up folks.
Same-sex couples have the human rights of every other heterosexual couple. They shouldnt be classsed as second class citizens just because of who they love. Their human rights are being breached by the Australian Federal government (58 laws breach this). Legalise it now, they deserve it. Research has shown that their children are not effected by which parents they have, they are the same as every other child. So dont try and say 'think about the children'. They are not doing anything wrong and not everybody abides by christianity. Let them marry, they should be allowed.
Well first of all, if you are living in the Philippines, we are in a democratic country which means we are privileged of equality over all people residing in our country. That includes respect on the third gender. What can we do if both men fall in love with each other? Anyway, we contribute equally in the society. How can we feel freedom if this law will not be legalized? Anyhow, gays don't do harm on others. Well in fact they contribute something in the society like being creative in almost all aspects. They have creative mind and they are meticulous kind of people which is a good thing. And if they really love each other why question on that? If it's their will to get married, why stop them? It's their way of expressing how much they love each other. First of all, it's not their choice to fall in love with the same sex, it just happened. It's the same on how a man and a woman fall in love with each other too. If other people don't agree with the same sex marriage then, it's okay. It's not their stand anyway. Just hope for the best of the two people. Whether what their genders are.
I can't even begin to explain why religious arguments have no merit. Separation of church and state, that's all there is to it. Don't tell me freedom of religion holds any ground here; if you don't like gay marriage, don't get gay married. The simple fact of the matter is denying LGBT couples the right to marry is violating their rights as American citizens and establishing them as second-class. Civil unions aren't enough. Civil unions deny LGBT couples over 1,000 rights awarded to straight couples. Giving LGBT couples the right to marry would not only reinstitute the belief that America looks out for human rights, but also open channels for more legal adoptions to loving families, help prevent countless unnecessary teen suicides (I mean, come on), and open innumerable other doors for LGBT Americans. No brainer here.
How would you feel if you had a son or daughter, brother, cousin, best friend, who was homosexual? Honestly, these people have to deal with bullying, humiliation, discrimination, and being judged, just because they like the same gender. It's makes you wonder what they did to deserve it. Because most of them would of done completely nothing, they would of just tried to hide so they didn't get any crap from other people.
For those who are catholic- nothing is said in the bible about same-sex marriage. It does not say God/Jesus doesn't agree with it. It just says that man and women should be married, but it does not mention homosexuals.
Imagine how they feel, put yourself in their shoes, because honestly, nothing is wrong with it. It's a civil right.
If you don't agree with gay marriage, don't marry a gay. Problem solved.
I always hear people bashing gays/bisexuals/ and everyone else that isn't straight. Know what I have to say to you? Nothing. Because you don't deserve my time of day. I'm Pan-sexual and I am damn proud of it. If you do not know what Pan-sexual is it means, I have no preference. I develop feelings for personality. Nothing else matters to me. People don't realize how many people are gay/bisexual/transgender/etc, and they don't realize it. There are so many things wrong with this country.
Young children walking around alone, raising them selves, doing drugs, etc.
Parents beating their children and no body does anything.
And many more things.
But if someone likes the same gender then they deserve to be bullied, killed, put in jail?
We have as much right to love and marry as any one else.
We deserve respect, love, and acceptance because we're not that different.
We're all the same inside... So does who we like really matter?
No. It doesn't. So accept it already.
And for the record, if I kiss a girl, or fall in love with a girl, does it affect you? No! It doesn't. It doesn't affect your day, how you feel, or who you are.
You being straight doesn't bug me. So don't let me being pan-sexual bug you.
One comment said being around gays is like forcing a smoker to smoke near a non smoker, really? This is an invalid point being around gays isn't harmful like smoking ! Alright, yes the bible says bisexuality is sinning but hey everyone sins and the bible also says that you shouldn't judge people and that EVERYONE is EQUAL, obviously those that think gay marriage is wrong doesn't understand equality ! You don't have to support but you can shut up and live your own life
I am surprised that this is even an argument. People are people and everyone deserves equality. The fact that in this day and age this is even debatable makes me laugh.There are so many injustices in this world, but not allowing people to love who they wish? Singling people out for the way they were born? That is really just shameful.
People are people. And until everyone in this world stops putting themselves ahead of others nothings ever going to be right it just wont.
Do any of you folks in support of "traditional marriage" know what that actually is? It's a form of slavery, where a man owns a women, he's allowed to beat and rape her, she gets no property rights, oh did I mention two people of different races couldn't get married? That's traditional marriage for you, (which existed before christianity by the way so stop claiming it's owned by christians) If you really want traditional marriage, that's what you want. I guess it's not as immoral as letting two people who are in love get married? Wouldn't that just be so awful for you.
I personally feel that it is highly unfair to judge on someone because of their sexuality, people should have the right to be whoever they want to be! There are much worse things going on in the world than 2 people falling in love with their own gender. People say that being gay/lesbian is a sin and God made Adam and Eve and all, but didn't God say that getting a divorce is a sin as well? And that's occurring a lot right now in today's society.
Currently, some people are allowed to marry some people, and some people are not allowed to marry some people. This is a clear cut example of discrimination, and therefore is illegal. This is no different than blacks being unable to own property, or women being unable to vote.
Marriage is a legal contract and requires consent between two equally powerful adults. Marriage between a person and an animal or object is therefore impossible, because both parties cannot give consent, and because one party obviously holds immense power over the other. Even if these rules were changed drastically to someday allow even the option of this kind of marriage, it still would not classify as discrimination, because no one would be allowed to marry an animal, or an object. Aaaand then, even if it DOES get passed, someone marrying their rock or dog barely affects me at all. My insurance might go up a dollar.
Current research suggests that gay parents raise kids that are as healthy, or even more so, than straight parents in all categories, including emotional stability. They are also just as likely to be gay themselves. And these studies were done in a time when having gay parents was something worth being ashamed of.
It is not an issue of religious freedom. No one is arguing that we should force churches to marry same sex couples. We simply ask that it be made legal federally. There are plenty of churches that are more than willing to marry same sex couples. Just because we make it legal, does not mean your church has to take part.
Please stop using the bible as an argument. The same bible tells you SPECIFICALLY to not judge anyone and not treat anyone differently, and to allow God to punish people Himself. It also states, specifically, that discriminating a homosexual (not allowing him to marry) is a sin equal to the homosexual marrying in the first place. By judging and fighting gay rights, you are committing a sin equal to the sin you are trying to fight. Do you even read your own bibles people?
Anyone arguing that marriage "between a man and a woman" is either "natural", "godly" or just plain "right" aren't living in the 21st century. The younger generation is drastically for marriage equality, even the religious youth. It is literally just a matter of time.
By legalizing same sex marriage through out the world, it can help end marriage discrimination, it will help build stronger families and stronger communities. It is not really their fault that they are attracted to the same sex as they are, if it is true love then it shall be spoken out by your heart and mind, you should not keep it inside of you because it will just keep on getting harder to admit the truth.
God says he loves all of his children. And he created everybody in his image. Why would he create something that is not like him? Thats because he doesn't. Homosexuals are born as they are. You want proof? Many people kill themselves every year because theyre ashamed of themselves because many churches preach that it is wrong. If they wanted to be homosexual why would they hide it? Why would they commit suicide if they wanted that? Exactly you have no answer! And I'm seeing actual adults sit here and say how disgusting gays are! I'm 14 and I understand the world better then most of you because if you don't have the sense to actually sit and think about this you would find you have no reason to believe its wrong.
“Regular” marriage & “Gay” marriage are like bikini tops and bras. Exactly the same thing, yet only one is allowed in public. It is like saying that straight people are allowed out in public and act all cute, but then you come to the gays, and they have to hide their affection to one an other. It’s just not right. Too much blood has flown from the wrist of the children shamed for those they choose to kiss.
Gay marriage is not a bad thing or a wrong thing it should be legalized because they are not forcing you to be gay or lesbian its what they want and its because they love each other and i think that they should be happy just like any other couple in the world.
Most of the arguments against equal marriage are juvenile at best, and entirely ignorant. Here are some facts:
- Homosexuality is natural within the animal kingdom, and subsequently humans.
- Society hasn't collapsed in the 13+ states its allowed in. No earthquakes, fire, floods...
- Your bible is not the legal basis of the United States, and should never be considered so.
- Gay people CAN have children, through adoption, en vitro, etc. And a lot want them!
- Gay marriage hasn't lead to polygamy or beastiality being legalized. You want to know what lead to polygamy in the first place? Mormons. And beastiality is actually legal in some states, without gay marriage's help.
- A homosexual relationship is not fake, and is only based on sex. It's also based on love, trust, integrity, and the same stuff every other relationship is based off of.
- Two loving parents of the same sex is not detrimental of the well-being of their children, but it vary based on the parents themselves, just like straight people.
- Having people who love you is better than having none.
- Having the legal rights that comes with marriage ensures the governmental quality GUARANTEED by several documents and texts of the United States. "pursuit of happiness..."
- The pledge states, "Liberty, and justice for all..."
- Some countries that have allowed equal marriage have not, in fact, been obliterated, and most like Norway and Sweden, remain the happiest counties in the world.
- The United States isn't based of Christian values, because the United States was formed to get away from the harsh regime of England that had strict theocratic laws.
- Love is love.
"When did you choose to be straight?" The fact is no one chooses their sexuality! No one chooses to be attracted to the same or opposite sex. I was born this way because God made me this way. Same sex couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples have and enjoy. Denying people this right is the kind of discrimination that has no place in our laws. The time has come to end this discrimination and the politics of divisiveness that has become part of this issue. Everyone should be allowed to marry the love of their life!
I am for it! I believe in equality. The bible teaches us that God will judge us. It is not for us to condemn anyone, everyone has the right to be happy! I have family and friends that are gay, that does not change how I feel about them, I still love them the same. You cannot go around condemning people for the choices they make in life. We are all held accountable for what we do, and it is not up to us to judge one another.
I do not even like the labels of "gay" "straight" etc, it just puts everyone in a box. We are all humans, we love, evolve, think, like different, but in the end we are human, but just experience life different, and let them be, just as we are let to be.
The bible never mentioned that gay marriage is bad. Plus there is the separation between church and state. This is just the same thing that happened to African Americans in the sixties. The people who said no are probably white conservative southerners. Gay people are still humans. I am in a wheelchair so I know what it's like to be discriminated against.
If you want to spout bible talk, then spout New Testament, please, and quit worrying about marriages/lives that have no effect whatsoever on our lives. Heteros: Why do you care? Homos: Shut up, already! I'm hetero, and I don't feel the need to announce it, so please quit investing so much identity in your sexuality. My brother and other family members were/are gay. So what? We don't worry about what the hetero married couples do in the bedroom either. And as far as gay marriage, get on with it. Legalize it, MYOB and move on to convicting corporate criminals. We've got far bigger fish to fry. Gay marriage is not taking anyone off the hetero market--except the people I've known who've married for appearances and made everyone else miserable in the process.
I don't believe in God. If he thinks we're all equal then why should being gay matter. I like my girlfriend. She's nice and not a pig like most men. Why should there be a difference? What about human rights. What about Freedom. What about Equality? Huh? Homophobia is such BULL.
Gay marriage should be legalized because its not going to hurt anybody if gays marry. How is it going to affect you and your family? Its not, so let the gays be happy and continue living your life how you have been. It shouldn't affect you. Gays should have the rights like anyone else to be with whomever they want. Nobody should tell them its wrong because its not. Its the way they want to live, and nobody should stop that.
LGBTs has the rights too that should be recognized including the same-sex marriage. It doesn't mean that supporting the same-sex marriage will disrespect the will of God's law but LGBTs had been too criticized for this issue. Yes, the fact that they cannot procreate is the real issue but now the one who can procreate are those who are aborting, abandoning their children and also abusing them that is punishable by God's law. Why give those who cannot procreate a chance to prove their use in this world and give care to those been abandoned and abused. Right?
The point of the matter is that it does not concern god or the bible about whether or not gay marriage should be legalized. It should be legalized because if two people of the same sex love each other then they should have the same benefits as those of opposite sexes who love each other. While i understand that marriage has a sacred meaning, we can just use a different word.
For those who believe it was a choice to be gay, when did you choose it?
And those who use the bible to support it, did you have sex before marriage because you should be stoned according to the bible. You also can't wear clothes made of many materials today. So don't paraphrase something when you only choose to practice part of it.
And finally, do you get mad about someone who orders a pizza because you're on a diet? Because that's exactly what this is. Gay marriage does nothing to the sanctity of marriage. Try looking at the disgraceful divorce rate.
Everybody is created equal. You are born gay, you can't change it. The government can't tell people who they should love, it's wrong! It is very funny though, because you can get married in Vegas drunk with someone you don't even know, but 2 people that have spent lots of time together and LOVE eachother, aren't allowed to get married because, "it would disrupt God's way of things," or something like that. EVERYONE IS EQUAL.
They are just like everyone else and deserve the right to show their love like heterosexuals do. Love comes in all sizes and shapes and it does not matter if your gay or not love is love and marriage is marriage so why cant they get marriaed what makes them different? Nothing!!!
There have been a number of peer-reviewed scientific studies that demonstrate that there is a correlation of the health of individuals who do not identify as heterosexual and their perceived acceptance by society. Laws that ensure rights regardless of sexual orientation increase the changes that said individuals perceive themselves being accepted by society. Healthier individuals means a healthier society.
In addition, civil marriage provides incentives for individuals to settle down and focus less on developing new romantic relationships and instead using that energy to maintain their relationship with a partner and develop their household. As a result, these individuals have less sexual partners, meaning they contribute less to the spread of S.T.D.S. Thus, marriage encourages behaviors that improve the health of society.
Lastly, the slippery slope argument is not logical. Children, corpses, inanimate objects, and animals (besides humans) are incapable of fending for themselves should their partner die. Incest promotes genetic disease and detracts from society's overall health more than it contributes.
Polyamorous relationships require 0.5(n)(n-1) stable and compatible relationships (where n is the number of people involved) in order for said arrangement to function and promote behaviors that are productive to society. Considering how difficult it is for two individuals to find a single such partnership, it seems likely that for simply three people that one of the three relationships is not as optimal as required to promote stability and a messy and emotionally damaging fallout ensues. Considering that the number of relationships raises more quickly than the number of individuals involved, that means that the likeliness of a stable set of relationships decreases even more with each individual added and the chances that a single relationship that is misidentified as being healthy and constructive that could cause psychological and emotional strain after the fallout from breaking up ensues increases at an increasing rate with each individual. As the stability of relationships per person is optimized with two individuals, it is in society's best interest to promote such relationships.
Everyone, no matter what their sexual orientation, should be allowed the simple right of being married. And if you don't agree with it, keep your mouth shut! How does it affect you in any way, shape, or form if a gay marriage takes place? It is love, and love is a beautiful thing, no matter what the gender of the two people in love is. Stop being so prejudice. Gay people have done nothing to harm you and should not be discriminated for the way they are biologically born!! Be open minded and see reality for what it really is! How is it your place to decide if two people in love to get married?? And I'm sorry but if you believe it is then you are disgusting. Gay is okay.
Gay marriage should be legal. It should be legal because they are two people in love, denying them the right to marry is the same as denying someone the right to vote because of their color of their skin or hair. The Bill of Rights has the first amendment, which states that we have the freedom of press, religion, assembly, and petition. You cannot say homosexuality is wrong because of Leviticus. Your religious beliefs do not apply to everybody else, so why try to keep them apart? Gay marriage will in fact bring more jobs such as caterers. How can it possibly hurt the marriage industry? If gay marriage is legalized, you don't HAVE TO be gay, you can still be straight, raise a straight family of whatever religion you choose.
When I look at the arguments against same-sex marriage, I see one argument come up a lot; same-sex marriage is not "natural". And I say that no marriage is natural. Marriage is a human invention. WE invented this. So no marriage is natural. Homosexual marriage is just as natural as heterosexual marriage is.
Next, people say that a man and a woman are meant to be together because they are, biologically, the two parts needed to create children. But the point of marriage is NOT to create children. That is the point of sex, which is biological. If you say that the point of marriage is to create children, that means elderly people, infertile people and paralyzed people should not be allowed to marry. That doesn't make sense. My definition of marriage is "The joining of two people who love each other to live with each other until death or divorce separate them."
Next, people say legalizing gay marriage will encourage more people to be gay. To me, this doesn't make any sense. Who would choose to be gay today? That's like (i don't mean to offend anyone) choosing to be African-American during the civil rights movement. They were looked down on and had terrible hate crimes done to them. Who would want to live like that? Why not choose the easy way? Why do so many homosexual people commit suicide more often than heterosexual people? If they could change their behavior, they probably would.
What other arguments do you have? I'd like to hear more of this discriminating nonsense.
I believe that gay marriage should be legalized ! I really & positively believe that gay marriage should be allowed & legal because everyone should be happy & be allowed to live the rest of their life with the one they love . They should be able to live life they way the straight people ant to . No one should be allowed to discriminate people by their gender & if they are interested in the same gender they are , if they are sexually active with their same gender let them be because they are not bothering you or talking bout you & your mate . To me in my opinion i think being against gay marriage is just like being racist.
I believe that everyone should have the right to get married, doesnt matter their sexual orientation.
Besides we were all born this way, homosexuality is not a choice, its a gene & you cant change it in any way.
The only reason gay marriage is not legalized yet is because of religions & traditions which are old.
Legalizing gay marriage as soon as possible will help us look forward to doing things with greater importance such as stopping wars, discovering interstellar traveling, colonizing other planets and a lot more.
Is it not true that every man and woman are supposed to be treated equally? Everyone should have the same rights then, no matter what. It doesn't matter their gender, race, or anything else. Therefore, I believe gay marriage should be legalized.
Gay marriage should be legalized because it's an issue of equal rights. Not allowing two people who love each other to marry is denying them their freedom. Everyone is supposed to have the same rights, but how can this happen when two people can't get married just because they are the same gender? Gay marriage should be legal because they deserve the same rights as an any day heterosexual couple.
Sure, in the bible it does in fact say that being homosexual is a sin, but I don't see how that is true when it isn't a choice. I myself am Christian, and I don't understand any of that. I firmly believe that gay marriage should be legalized. Anyone who thinks it's a choice, let me inform you of something: It is not a choice. Do you think people would choose to be homosexual if they knew that others will bully them to the point of suicide? How do you think those (now dead) people felt? They sure as hell didn't make the choice to be homosexual, because as soon as the bullying started, they would have chosen to be hetero, but they didn't BECAUSE THEY CAN'T. It is NOT a choice.
Same sex marriage should be legal because it doesnt matter if you are gay, lesbian or straight, everyone has the right to marry whoever they want. Also, everyone deserves tbe same rights as everyone else. Marriage isnt just for people from different genders, its also for people who love eachother.
Many people argue that gay marriage shouldn't be allowed because it's against God and the Bible. But guess what? Marriages don't just have to be performed by a priest. Marriages can be done through the court, hell, even a ship captain! It's also not "Christian" to make a decision for other people. God gave US free will and who are we to take that away from other people?! However I do agree that the Separation between Church and State is being violated. The reason it's being violated is because of the majority of the populous votes. I propose that we make it up to the churches to decide whether or not they will perform a gay marriage. So it's not banned, or enforced. Then everyone will be happy, and if you're homophobic then I suggest you get over yourself. Obviously the world is changing, and we as a society need to accept it. I believe there's a reason why 'Same Love' is played every time I turn on the radio, because damn right we support it.
Everyone deserves to be happy with someone they truly care for. Society shouldn't be able to take that happiness away. 20 percent of youth commit suicide for being LGB because they are not accepted. We are all human and homosexuals are no different from us. They work the same and earn the same. Society does not have a right to tell someone who they can love and spend their life with. Stop trying to use the bible or religion as a weapon. The divorce rate is high enough and gay marriage would help reduce that number.
Everyone deserves the same rights and to be treated equally! Just because you believe in heterosexual marriage being the only marriage there should be, doesn't mean the people who oppose your opinion are wrong. Just because you are straight doesn't mean you're better then homosexual people or should be treated better or worse. Everyone should be equal and be able to do the same things as everyone else, not just certain people.
I believe that gay marriage should be legal because everybody deserves the right to be happy. Everybody looks the same from the inside so what is so different about the way you feel or look? Homosexual is the same as being racist in my opinion, how is not liking someone because they are gay, any different to not liking somebody because they are black? Or white? Being gay is not a decision, it is not depended on how you have been brought up , or the surroundings you live in. Is there really any difference in gay marriage and a typical marriage between a man and woman? Ethier way, they will be happy won't they? Don't you think that it is morally wrong to take away somebody's happiness?
If you're asking why they should be allowed to marry, the question you should ask yourself is WHY THE HELL NOT?! Its not effecting you! The only reason you have a problem with it is because you WANT to have a problem with it! If you are not gay than it shouldn't matter to you whether they should be allowed to marry or not because it's none of your damn business!
It doesn't matter what sex you are! If someone makes you happy you should be allowed to marry them. Simple as that. It's not like they chose to be gay (and you can't say they did because you don't know!) ASK YOURSELF THIS... DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE STRAIGHT? Because I doubt you did. How would you feel if you were in their position and all of these people were being homophobic towards you (and don't say 'but I wouldn't be gay' because YOU DON'T FREAKING KNOW! It's, like, installed into your brain!). So next time you think of something homophobic to say just think about how you would feel if it was you.
We should legalise gay marriage because as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone must have equal rights and if these rules are not achieved the person in charge is liable to arrest and it doesn't even matter who they are. Also, if someone loves someone else why shouldn't we let them be who they want to be? It's their life and it's their choice and therefore you shouldn't interfere with their private life. Nobody has a right to force someone to do what they don't want but we can make suggestions.
Before society had a problem with interracial dating. Now its same sex marriage. Why do they have the say so in who we want to love, or who wants to love us. Love has no face. Love has no color. Love has race. So why can't we just love who we want to.
I am a Christian girl, and when it comes to a point in society that people would rather DIE than be themselves, we need to take action. If we were really Christians, we would know that GOD loves all of us EQUALLY! We are not made to judge each other, only God can judge us.
I am a gay teen. And I personally don't think about marriage now. But I think it's wrong that gays have to fight for freedom. I believe it shouldn't be called "gay marriage" but just "marriage". Whomever I love, is none of your concern. If a guy falls in love with a guy. Let them get married! It shouldn't affect you! Or if a woman loves a woman. They should have the freedom to get married. God created us to not be the same, or perfect. But being gay isn't something we chose to be. Just like it's not a choice to choose your race. I personally believe that gay marriage will be legal in all states but I believe that it will just be known as marriage. Love who you wanna love. Live life the way you wanna live it. We can all work together to make equality someday happen.
Love has no gender. I believe a family is made of two people who love each other and will teach their children equal rights and other important things to know and support in life. A family should not be made of two people who teach their children to hate the others.
If marriage is purely religious, then why is it ok for agnostics and atheists to marry? Marriage in society has very little ties to any religion. Marriage is about commitment. About spending the rest of your life with someone. I would rather spend my life with someone I care about than spend it all alone, or faking it with someone.
Love is love. It doesn't matter if it is girl and girl love, boy and boy love, girl and boy love, or transgender love. IT'S ALL THE SAME. We are all human, we all have feelings. Just because we may go against "religion" in some people's insight, doesn't mean we actually are. Religion is a man made invention, meaning even if the Bible says blahblah about a woman and a woman or man and man, it's OUR choice what to believe, not anyone else's. And another thing, children being affected by same sex parents?! HAH, humorous. There have been countless studies showing that children raised by same sex parents or opposite sex parents come out just the fine. Meaning, NO AFFECTING children's learning and so on. I SUPPORT.
We all should have the right to marry who we love. We don't chose who we fall in love with, it just happens. Banning same-sex marriage increases the rates of psychological disorders. LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE. It's not wrong to love the same sex. It doesn't hurt anyone, why ban it?
I honestly don't care whether this is achieved through civil unions or full-on marriage, so long as the same rights, benefits, privileges, and responsibilities are accorded (regardless of model) and legally enforced as the same. In fact, in many ways, I think the government should get out of "marriage" as such, and move to a civil union (between two people) model for everyone. Religious organizations cold still conduct any "marriage" they wanted, but only registered unions would be eligible for the tax, health, and other benefits.
Everyone should be given equal rights, whether we are gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, etc. While I personally believe that we are born with our sexual orientation, that shouldn't matter. Along the same lines, religion should have no sway in this determination. Marriage is not a religious constitution. If certain religions don't want to have same sex marriages accepted in their churches, then fine, but the states in general should allow people in same sex relationships to be as committed to each other as their straight counterparts are and with just as many rights.
I support gay marriage because I believe everyone should have the right to be happy. People grow up learning about their parents weddings, going to weddings, and dreaming of their own. Why should anybody have the happiness of walking down the isle to someone they love? Or watching the love of their life walk towards them. Loving someone should not be a crime, being able to love who you want and act how you want is what makes Americans stay in America.
People who are against gay marriage have only a limited number of arguments against it, and so here is a response to those arguments; they say that 'gay marriages are invalid because they will not produce any offspring', and by that logic old people and infertile couples should also no be allowed to enter in to marriage because those marriages won't produce children either.'But a child needs both a mother and father figure' so single parents apparently can't raise children correctly either. The main argument is though that 'The Bible says it is wrong', well not everyone subscribes to the Christian belief system, why should laws and legislation be impacted upon by the view of a few. As for children seeing gay people being married, surely that will help them to become more accepting of others, eliminating prejudice from an early age.
Love is sparse and it should and is a cause for celebration no matter who it is between.
I believe that gay marriage should be legalized because why should gay people be discriminated for something that is beyond their control? Any person who objects to this obviously does not understand or empathize with people. Gay people are still humans. Any discrimination would breach their rights and should be punished,
I would have thought that this issue would have been long dealt with as the bible shouldn't be something that people live by any more. If I ever turn to the bible it's because I am confused and unsure what to do. I believe that's it's purpose. People are trying to keep a law that only insults moral beliefs, not religious ones.
Yes, because people are supposed to be with the one they love. Love knows not gender. It's pretty stupid to judge someone on who they love. And gay marriage doesn't effect you, so why hate on it? It has NOTHING to do with you or the way you live. Hating someone for their sexual preference is like hating someone because of their age, color, ethnicity, and whatever else. So why hate on gays? They're humans. Not monsters.
My reasoning for this answer is just the fact that same-sex couples absolutely should have the same opportunities as your "average" American couple. To think that same-sex is wrong is completely ridiculous, especially for the government. Religion is not supposed to intervene with politics and government. This situation seems very similar to the uprising from race/sex/ethnicity.
What has sexual orientation to do with marriage. Marriage is an union of two individuals in love and commitment. As any heterosexual marriage, gay marriage will only have positive effect on the society and will be an integrating initiative. I'm gay and my partner and I will enter into Civil Partnership in the UK next year and I think, all our friends and family members are exciting of the union. We're truly blessed.
If two consenting unrelated adults love each other and want to make that commitment to each other, then they should be able to get married. We already know that gay people are capable of raising kids and being productive members of society, so why can't they have the right to marry?
Gay marriage should be legalized because everyone should be able to love whoever they want. People don't CHOOSE to be gay they're just born that way. Love is Love and there is no stronger bond than that. Who are you to tell someone what they can and can't feel. Love is a gift and we all seek it. Just let people be. The world would be a much better place if people wouldn't get into other people's personal business. People should focus on themselves first before judging others. I'm saying this as a proud lesbian. :)
I think gay marriage should be legal, because everybody should have there own right in this world if gays want to to be GAY they should have there rights and should'nt be judged! It's like saying what if gay was straight and straight was gay? What would you do nothing!
If you use the bible to try to stump gay marriage, you're a ridiculous human being. If you believe gay marriage is going to unravel the fabric of society, you're a ridiculous human being. If you use the necessity of procreation as a reason to stop gay marriage, you don't even understand the full importance of marriage.
It's one of the most important financial decisions in one's life. It's one of the strongest legal bindings between two people. It goes a lot more than just love, and childbearing. And the fact that it's declined from homosexual couples because old white Christian men just can't handle it is shameful, discriminatory, and absurd.
It's 2013, not 1950, not 1500, and certainly not biblical times. Accept the changing world, it's happening.
Love isn't a medication to prescribe but a gift to bind and unite two living souls although denial of this combination, law will be broken but love wasn't made for straight couples but for the human race. Everyone have their own right to do what is right for them. They are people, they have feelings and we can’t change who they are even if they want to.
This isn't the stone age, everyone is past the discriminative human nature that some people posses. We are moving on to times where we are taught rights about judgement. We're past the african slave trade, past the jewish homicide, we most definitely should be past homophobia. Yes, denying homosexuals the right to marriage is both homophobic and extremely discriminative. You talk the talk but do you walk the walk?
Gays are humans too, they have the same rights as everyone else who are not gay. It is the same concept as being a racist if you dislike gay but much worse since you migh share the same ancestors. Also, gays are actaully making the society better. They adopt children who were abandoned by an irresponsible couple.
If gay people are allowed to get married then the world would be happy this country would be more happy how,no more riots no more fighting and no more gay gangs. If people just met someone that was gay and get to know them then they would probably change there minds.
Gay marriage has been stigmatized on moral and religious grounds- that it is perverted and wrong because the union is unable to biologically reproduce offspring for the future generations. Also because the Bible prohibits the union of a couple of the same sex/gender. And because people argue that sexuality is nurtured, not nature, hence people choose to be this way.
I argue against all counts.
There are many people who marry without the ability or intention to reproduce. Should the law then be passed to ban these type of unproductive marriages? Children can be made via IVF or surrogacy. In fact, we know that for gay parents to have children, it takes much more than usual, and the child that they will have is definitely wanted, unlike some children born "accidentally".
As for the religious argument, the Bible is full of laws and rules which may make sense, or not, but so many of them have been irrelevant that it is so difficult to have a Judge Book and only cherry-pick those that apply. Besides, the Bible also says that the most important of them all is Love.
As for the nurture/nature point, let's not be silly. People have been discriminated and stigmatized and shunned for it. If it were truly nurture, and if it were a choice, won't people have chosen not to be, in society's eyes, "abnormal"? We have heard stories of how people stay in the closet for years and years in fear of rejection and shame, why not simply turn their sexuality around while in the closet? It does not work this way.
There definitely are other reasons why people are against the legalization of same-sex marriage and I won't be able to refute them all, but I'd just like to say, as human beings with the right to love, they deserve the recognition for this love we are lacking for them.
If a person loves someone of the same-sex then it should be allowed, not judged. I mean who cares about whether or not the person is going to be married to someone of the opposite sex. Love has no gender and it should stay that way. I love someone of the same sex and I am happy. You know what sure yeah it is legal here in Washington and 12 other states, but it should be legalized in all 50 because what if someone of the same -sex wanted to date or even marry their domestic partner who is also the same-sex as the other person, yeah that should be allowed. Pledge to Gay Marriage.
Same sex marriage should definately be legalised! They should be treated as equals just like the rest of us. People shouldn't be discriminated just because of who they are in love with! Most people can't even choose that they are homosexual. Gay means happy, yes? That means that everybody should be happy about same sex marriage, the fact that they have found the person that they are in love with. Most people can't even find their "other half". So I STRONGLY believe it should be legalized.
The main objections to gay marriage are honestly ridiculous. Saying that it is wrong because the Bible says so or other religious beliefs is ridiculous. This country was founded for religious freedom, the freedom to practice any religion or no religion if that person so chooses. Using your religious belief to deny someone else (most of the time people they do not even know) a basic freedom is wrong and shameful especially in out time. The idea that gay marriage should not be allowed because marriage is for reproduction is just not true. If reproducing is the qualification for marriage then anyone who is sterile or simply does not want children should not be allowed to marry either. Denying gay marriage for whatever reason just sends the message that homosexuals are less than human and it is okay to hate and discriminate them, which is never okay for any group of people. Lastly, people getting upset because they don't want their tax dollars paying for gay couples marriage benefits are the biggest hypocrites out there. The government does all kinds of things with our tax dollars we would not approve of. If you do not like paying taxes for these things, you are free to move to another country that only spends your tax dollars on things you agree with. . .Hmm only if such a place existed. Of course gay marriage should be legal. It is a disgrace that the question even had to be asked.
You cannot govern who people fall in love with, its is not something can control. We say that everyone is equal but are we really? We still have discrimination. All homosexuals want is the rights that everyone else still has. Why cant homosexuals be united by law but not be able to be married in a church or a religious landmark. That way both sides can be happy and get what they want. I do not believe that We should question whether homosexuals should have the rights people already have. Society tells people to follow their hearts and be themselves but turns around and tells them they are wrong for not seeing things their way.
They are real people, they deserve the same rights as straight people. It's not anyones business if they marry who they wish to marry regardless of their gender and sexuaulity. Love is love, it doesn't matter, how would you feel if you couldn't marry the love of your life purely because they are the same gender of you and people can't accept it. It should be legal.
Everyone has the right to marry the person that they love and want to spend their life with. Regardless of sexuality. No one should have to fight for their rights, equality and freedom- freedom of speech. Homosexuals should be able to do what makes them happy, and its none of our business who marries who.
Everyone has the right to love, to be loved no matter how and no matter by who. If you are a man for example and you want to marry another man, just do it. Love is love. There is not rules for love. No one is preventing you from doing that.
All arguments against it are solely religious based. It is clear that the U.S. Has an establishment where religion is not to interfere with the foundation of law. To call it immoral, and continuously refer to the Bible is forcing others to abide by your religion, which goes against everything the founding fathers wanted; and goes against the Establishment Clause.
It doesn't matter who you are or even what you are if you are in love that's all that matters. I'm not gay but I think that you just have to opn your mind and if you can't do that then you have done worse the any sinful thing any ones done
I am straight & I am in love with my boyfriend of two years & four months. What if someone told me I could not be with him because of some stupid law?! Love knows NO BOUNDS! My family does not support gay marriage, my choice to support it is all my own. Open your mind to a new world.
It makes me happy to see others happy. There have always been gay men & women around, I just think our culture should be more open to it now. I think it's definitely more acceptable than prostitution, & we still allow that to plague our world. It's ridiculous. Freedom. Choice.
Many people argue that gay marriage should be banned due to religious reasons. I personally am a Christian, and i find that particular reasoning that God does not approve of gay couples rather unreasonable. I mean, think about it. The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." if the Lord has plans for us, who are we to question why? Some can even blatantly use God's name and declare that we are acting against His will. If the Lord does not approve of gays, why create them in the first place?
What right do we have, to decide who is to love who, and why guys can't love guys, or girls can't love girls? Who are we to decide whether or not someone gets to marry the love of his life? We were born and raised to treat everybody equally. We were told to love our neighbours, to never discriminate. And yet, laws against gay marriage is living proof of a living, breathing form of discrimination and injustice towards gays. I think that it is high time the world gets off its high horse about how gays and lesbians cannot marry, because, really, why can't they?
Currently gay marriage is not recognized in the Catholic Church or in the state or federal government. Gay marriage should be allowed because, people should be happy weather it’s a man and a woman, man and a man, or woman and a woman. In private school we are taught God made us all the way He wants us to be. If God didn’t want them to be gay then why did he make them that way? Some people say that originally God did make them “straight” but, because of our free will we strayed off on to our own ways. Even if that is true they found their own happiness in their own ways, yes it may be different from other people, but I believe even in that situation God would still be happy for us and approve of them. God put us on this earth to find happiness.
I believe that gay marriage should be legalized. Why do other people care what others do or don't do in the privacy of their own homes? People always give the argument that one has the choice to be gay, so my question to them is, when did you make the choice to be straight?
Most would answer they never maid the choice, it is just who they are. So why would it be any different for a gay person? Oh yeah...It's not!
On one side you say India is developing country and is developing fast but on the other side you can't accept the fact that no two persons intentionally indulge themselves into it. It is natural then who are we to stop. We live in a democratic country right.. Then its there right to like or to get married to whomsoever they want.
Looking at all the people arguing about how gay rights are horrible, unnatural things, I always notice a distinct lack of "why" it's wrong. Fine, you do back up your blatant nos with god, god, and more god, but *gasp* atheists exist, as well as other religions. That was 2000 years ago, people, calm yourselves. And, If god didn't want gay and lesbian people, why he make them then, for those of you creationist people. Marriage should be limited to true love, not a man and a woman.
People say "oh gay marriage is so unnatural and it's the persons' decision" bla bla bla no it's not and humans aren't the only animals where there is bisexual behavior it can happen in dogs, cats, goats, etc. It all depends on how people start up living and how there hormones are. Being gay is not a decision and should not be judged just because it's a little different. I'm disgusted at the people that are against it.
Gay marriage should be legalized because Everyone should be able to marry whom they want. Its NOT A CRIME! There's nothing wrong with loving someone of the same sex. A mother has love for her daughter. Does that make her gay? Does that mean she can't take care of her child. I feel if you love a person and they make you happy go for. Jesus loves ALL OF US!
It isn't the choice of heterosexual people how gay people live their lives. It is unfair also because not everyone is Christian and shouldn't be forced to live under their rule. This happened a long time ago in history where countries were ruled by religion. This caused great discrimination and segregation. It is cruel and unfair to stop two people who love each other from getting married. It is unjust.
Gay marriage should be legalised because when two people love each other they should have the right to marry regardless of their sex. It isn't fair especially when straight people are deciding what gay people can't do, when it doesn't even affect them! It isn't fair to stop people from enjoying life because of outdated views. It is discriminatory and especially in such a developed country that is being completely closed minded. People need to have an open view, and be kind to each other, it is wrong to suppress people. It is extreme discrimination directed at gay people, and it is unbelievable that the government is being so unreasonable and not even being democratic about it and letting the people -everyone- of the country to vote.
Why? Well does it affect you if someone gets married and they are the same gender? Can't you just live your own lives instead of worrying about gays/lesbians getting married? Geez, let them get married and stop being so nosey with other peoples lives! It doesn't affect you in any way so why worry?
Yes gay marriage should be legalized. They're people too and they have feelings. They can't change who they are even if they wanted to. For those people who don't believe in gay rights just think about this: Would you like to be in a relationship with an opposite sex just to hide the fact that you're gay? Is that fair to your partner? Don't they deserve to know the truth? How is that fair when all the straight people get to have happiness and have kids while gay couples suffer everyday because they're not publicly approved? Please, it's time to make a change. A small action makes a big difference.
I am a straight, devout catholic woman. Has a family member, friend of yours, or you ever gotten married? People being in love is NOT hurting you or anyone else. It shouldn't cause hate, it causes happiness. People shouldn't have to be bullied because they are in love. Did you bully the ones close to you when they were married or were you happy for them? A common reason I hear against gays is that "God says its a sin". Tell me the last time you sinned, probably just a few minutes ago, oh but YOU'RE not gay, so I guess its okay for you. I've always believed that God loves EVERYONE. So even if it IS a sin to be gay, (which I do not believe) God teaches us to love everyone, even SINNERS. So, why are you treating homosexuals any differently? EVERYONE is a sinner, including you, so don't act like you aren't. Looks like you're the ones who need to ask for the most forgiveness. I liked what the guy before me said too. In the bible it says it's a sin to have sex without the intent of having children. A lot of people consider this one of the reasons its wrong too. But, I just say OH COME ON. You're telling me the ONLY people on this Earth who have sex for pleasure are gay. Alright no offense (offense) you're full of it. That's totally why people always have UNEXPECTED pregnancies.
Another thing people say is that gay alone shouldn't be allowed because it makes people not want to be around them and have to remove their kids/friends from the environment where these people are. I find that SICK. Are you all for real? UGH OH MY GOD I CAN'T BE AROUND YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE SOMEBODY. It's absolutely ridiculous. Please. Next time somebody asks you your opinion think of this.
Love is love! We are in a new age and time where we should be able to love who we love regardless of the gender!
Its totally going to be a topic we look back on years from now and think "I cant believe this was even an issue."
WE KNOW GAY PEOPLE EXIST.
WE DONT KNOW IF GOD EXISTS.
SO WHY DENY HUMAN BEINGS OF THEIR RIGHTS BECAUSE OF GOING AGAINST SOMEONE WE DONT EVEN KNOW EVER EXISTED?
Love is not gender based, you fall in love with the person itself and not his/her physical appearance.
Does that mean straight people only marry to reproduce and not because they actually love the person they married to?
There are kids with single parents and they're fine, I don't see why having another person of same sex in the family will change anything.
People should stop cherry picking quotes from the bible while ignoring other statements which they for sure have done too.
Btw sodomy means sex without intention of reproducing, heterosexuals do it too.
If you didn't know more then 1500 animal species show to have homosexuality.
Remember we are humans not robots, everyone is different.
I think us gays, bisexuals, etc, deserve the right to love and marry who we were born to love. I don't find it fair that we can't get married but because you like the opposite sex, you have the right to get married. Love isn't gender. Love is simply love and we can't control who we fall in love with.
Who are we to step in and tell people they can't love one another? That's just unfair for people to say no on people getting married for love, how would you straight people feel if it was only gay marriage that was legal and if you were straight you get bullied and abused. I think it should, because it's more to it then just a legal document and means more to them then you all think.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender Americans should have the same marital rights as Americans who marry the opposing sex. No one tells someone else who to love so why should this be any different? I support gay rights completely. Gay rights shouldn't be different from human rights. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender are humans and they shouldn't be treated differently. They deserve the same rights as everyone else.
Because gay people have the rights as anyone else we are all human so we should all be equal in anything. Marriage doesnt belong to just one group of people it belongs to everyone person out there who loves the person they love should be aloud to get married. It is not right to only have certain people to get married it is fair to the ones who really wanna get married.
Would you like to not be able to get married?
Why should straight people be allowed to get married but not gay, gay people are the same as everyone else. Gay people should be able to get married because its unfair to them to not even get the choice to get married.
I am a bisexual and if I do end up in a relationship with a woman and want to marry her I would like all the same rights that a straight couple has. I would like to actually say that this wonderful woman is my wife. Some people are fine just living together without the piece of paper that tells them that they are married and that's fine. I would just like the same treatment that a straight couple gets when it comes to marriage.
One doesn't have to delve too deeply to come to a simple fact. Society has decided gay marriage is unacceptable because of a religious belief held by only a portion of it's population. Separation of church and state makes that, for all intents and purposes, irrelevant. If you remove that argument, that god said no, what do those who argue against same sex marriage still have? That it will lead to incestuous, pedophilic, animal, and multiple partner marriages? This just is not true, and furthermore, what is so wrong with multiple partner marriage anyhow? Consenting adults willing to commit themselves to one another aught to have the same legal rights as any monogamous heterosexual couple.
Love has infinite forms, why can't people celebrate that by legally spending the rest of their lives together? How is it fair that a man and a woman are able to spend the rest of their lives together but a same sex couple is denied that right? LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE FOR THE GOOD OF MANKIND. SUPPORT SOCIAL COHESION AND SOCIAL PROGRESS.
Same sex marriage is not an issue, people choose for it to be a issue. If we are to leave it all alone and leave those that are attracted to the same sex alone and let them live their life, it wouldn't be such a hassle for us as a community to let everyone down, everyone in this world is different but perfect in their own way, so who are we to stand in others way of making their own life acceptable for themselves, not to impress everyone else.
Not one person reading this would appreciate if anyone else was to judge their children or their family even in fact THEMSELVES. As the saying says: TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.
I have a very strong view on this. I myself identify as omnisexual, and one of my older brothers is gay.
The main arguement about this is that the Bible says it's wrong. I would like to thank the people who say that for pointing out that the United States is entirely Christian. Oh, no, wait. It's not.
1.) The Bible has been CHANGED from how it was originally written.
Here's what religions like to do; They like to 'tweak' little parts of the Bible until it fits what THEY want to believe. It's been changed.
2.) Marriage is a human-created ceremony, not a God-created one.
By excluding certain people from it you're taking away someone else's rights for your own selfish purposes.
3.) Hate is taught.
When you sit there and bash gay people in front of your children, you're teaching them to hate gay people. They're going to run into a gay person at some point and spew all that hate at them, and then that person might eventually do something drastic or hurt themselves. I've seen it happen. LGBT bullying is taught, and it's one of the leading causes of suicide. Taking away another person's rights? Yeah, that's bullying on a very large scale.
You can say that it's not natural, or a disease. I don't believe so, but what do I know? What do any of us know? The only certain thing is that whatever it is, should it be a disease, it harms no one. Gay marriage makes gays happy, and leaves the others indifferent. Making it illegal leaves the others indifferent, but this time, the gays are unhappy. What's gay marriage worth in the balance of things if not more joy in the world? Something which is bad for you, should precisely make you feel bad. But from what I see, gay people seem pretty happy, if not for feeling repressed by societal pressure. The only negative element, or disease, in the rights for gays, is us, society. Homosexuality harms no one. HIV, now that's a serious infection, and that's something which actually harms human beings. Finding a cure for that is a smart idea. If one should try to lead a gay person towards the "light", in other words "cure" him, why is this individual feeling sad and depressed. The reason why dogs cry when they are locked inside, or children complain when they are forced to sit in class, is because these are acts which go agains their nature. If nature is meant to be good, the way gays feel when they have their rights, is essential what nature intended. Eating, shitting and being held by the person you love, should he be of your own sex, always feels good. Banning a right which means so much to one, for an argument without depth, to say the least, foundation, by individuals whom it doesn't even concern! Now that's craaaaazzzzzzzyyyyyyyy. If you're happy, so be it. Happy you should remain. Happy you shall remain.
People of any gender should be able to love who they want . Love is love no matter who its with . And nobody should tell anybody who they can and cant be with . Its nobody elses business but there own . Thats why i support gay marriage 100% .
Why can't they get married? Suppose it was the other way round and opposite sex marriages were illegal, would it be okay then? If God made us all as equals then we should treat each other equal and not deny people of their wish just because we think it's not what's right. You do not choose who you love, you just know. Gay people are no different to us, so why do we deny their rights to marriage?
I'm for gays. Its not there fault they could love a man or a woman, Its there choice and you shouldn't be judging them, they never judged you on being straight so why do you get to judge them being gay or lesbian. Its a free country they can be what they want.
Because why not? People should be able to do whatever they wanna d. It's their life and if being with the same same makes them happy then they should be able to do that. This is after all land of the free , so the should be no judging for the things you do.
It is their right! We are all equal!!! Its going to happen eventually make it today!! (: Our nation has again fell victim to a determined opposing force. It shouldnt even be a question about legalizing it it should already be okay to marry the same sex its their life, and it has no affect on you let others be happy to.
I think that gay marriage should be legalized because everyone has there own ways of being happy everyone is different some people have reasons why they have turned in to the lifestyle of liking the same sex, some people are just like that I do not think that there is a problem in liking the same sex because to the end of the day we are all humans everyone has there own preference and there is no difference in a male being with a male or a female being with a female , a family is a family as long as there love in the household.
Separation of church and state puts many of the ludicrous arguments away right off the bat. It is unfair that people can not marry whoever they choose. It is wrong to deny them the benefits that married couples get. Its really not a big deal to let gays get married
This is from my report for school,All gay, lesbian and transgender people should be free to share their life with whomever they wish to. Unfortunately, when people push their personal or religious beliefs on others, when they do this they are trying to discredit the other’s life. When people do this, they’re most likely offending the other person, and this usually does not enter the mind of the offender. Another aspect to this is there are many hypocritical people out there; these people try to push, and push their point of view on others. Their views might not coincide with someone else’s, however this does not give them the right to judge anyone and not look at their own actions and how they make themselves look. Lastly, no matter what, we are all human so why the hassle in making them feel bad about themselves and their sexuality.
Firstly, I hate the way people try to inflict their religion on others. Why should we care about your religion, when we have chosen to follow or not follow others? The decision to practice religion or not practice religion is a human right, and so the excuse that God does not want gay people is incorrect. Secondly, it is a human right also to choose who you marry, is you do at all. Why take that away from gay people? Why could the love of two people possibly be so wrong? This positive thinking is where we're headed - acceptance of everyone, straight or gay. I can't believe that people can be so cruel to others who have no choice in who they love. It makes me sick.
Stanford biology professor Joan Roughgarden points out in her book Evolution’s Rainbow that most homosexual activity in the animal kingdom serves a fundamentally social purpose. Japanese macaques, for instance, live in female-only societies, arranged in rigid hierarchies. Power and cohesion are established through lesbian couplings, which can last up to four days and seem to prevent violence and aggression. Among many species, in fact, gayness seems to facilitate complex societies. One species of bird has males, females, and “marriage brokers” of a third gender, there to keep the species perpetuating. As adolescents, male bottlenose dolphins perform a kind of oral sex on one another—or in threesomes or foursomes—in rituals that create lifelong friendships and defense partnerships against sharks and other predators.
Now, consider other animals. In most animal societies, not all animals are allowed to mate. Many times, ONLY the strongest are allowed to mate. In lion prides, there is one male but several females. Where are the other males? They are off in male packs, sort of like "sperm in reserve." And in order to cut down on aggression, some are more passive.
Take a look at wolves. There is the alpha male and the alpha female. These are the only two to mate in a wolf pack. So what are the other "lesbian" wolves and "gay" wolves doing? They are simply "sperm and eggs" in reserve. And ALL of the pack members help with the feeding, caring, and protection of the offspring!
Take a look at geese. Most will pair off, but a few will form triads made up of one "straight" female, one "bisexual" male, and one "gay" male. The offspring of these triads have a better survival rate because of more food and better protection from three rather than two.
Then there are Black Swans! Some male swans form stable, long-lasting relationships with other males and occasionally raise children together. Males may have sex with a female, build a nest with her, and then chase the female away once she has laid the egg. The male then raises the baby with his male partner. Other times gay couples chase heterosexual couples from their nests, then raise the chick as if it were their own. These homosexual couples are frequently better-suited to parenting than their heterosexual counterparts -- as two males, they can secure a bigger territory. Since it is possible for these swans to raise a family without having sex with a female, some swans are most likely exclusively homosexual. (http://www.Esquire.Com/the-side/opinion/...
So you see, there are some very clear examples in the animal kingdom about why "gay" animals came into existence - and why we are still around and why homosexuality doesn't die out. It clearly serves a purpose for the overall benefit of its specific animal group.
I am a gay teen and I am still in the process of coming out to my parents. Its obvious now that I support gay marriage because one day I would like to meet my life partner and get married, have kids, the works! Like all laws, they need to be changed, for example women's right to vote, the 14th amendment, etc are all laws that were changed progressively in time and because of things that were going on. Since when should marriage be a political issue anyway? Wasn't the government supposed to be separated from the church in the first place? Also, its sinful to kill yet we have all these wars and you support those don't you? Pick and choose whatever you want we are here to stay!
I am lesbian, but not by choice? I mean, I fell in love with a person, not a gender and we have been happier than most of my family and friends who are in straight relationships. Marriage is a civil right and under the 14th amendment we all should have equal protection of the law no matter our race, gender or sexual orientation. Religious viewpoints opposing gay marriage are not valid because of separation of church and state and homosexuals are just as much human as the next straight person. This debate is just a repeat in history of when African-Americans weren't considered humans and we all know how that turned out. Every human has rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and equality for all is one of them.
Homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals. Why? Because they are human too. The only thing that is different between heterosexuals and homosexuals is the fact that homosexuals like the same-sex and heterosexuals like the opposite sex. My mom is a lesbian and she is happily in love with another woman, so I'm not going to sit here and judge her for that. I love her no matter what. It's HER life, not mine or anyone else's. So of course I want gay marriage to be legalized EVERYWHERE, because PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET MARRIED TO THEIR TRUE LOVES. Point, blank, period, I'm done! Peace.
People continue to bring up religious factors when it comes to gay marriage. What happen to the separation of Church and State. Murmuring is the ability to spread rumors, judge, criticize, or complain, all of these are forms of sins, yet people do them daily, especially when discriminating against gays. Do people not kill, steal, commit adultery, have children out of wedlock? YES. See that's why America is distraught as we speak, people twist things and erase things to suit them. If you have had any form of sex before marriage you have sinned, and needlessly to say you will burn in hell for it like that same-sex couple you just judged. If you lust upon another and your not married SIN your going to hell just like that gay. If you lust upon another and you are married, SIN because it isn't your wife. And you see how im judging or stating facts I can burn in hell as well. So people there are numerous of sins, stop erasing the ones you don't do and proclaiming the ones other people do, because in all aspects.... YOU LOOK LIKE AN ASSHOLE!!!!
Love is love, it shouldn't matter what the genders of the couple are. It doesn't directly harm society people are just afraid of change. Some say it would break a tradition, and it would, but some traditions are meant to be broken. Denying couples marriage based solely on what their sex is is a discrimination by the government and prevents people that are in love from being together. In America we have a right to believe whatever we want when it comes to religion, so why force the anti-gay religions on everyone?
I find it unbelievable that we as a society can dictate whether another person should experience happiness, even when it has nothing to do with us! There is nothing worse than people live their life via the parts of the Bible they choose, either live by all of the Bible or by none of it....Don't pick and choose
Everyone was born equal, we all have the same rights as one another. No matter sex, race, religion, or whether you love someone of the same sex as you. We are equals. Although the bible might say other wise. The bible is of one religion and Religion and State are not to be of decision of one another .( In the state realms). In the united states now more than 50% support it, and the majority of the younger generation (age 15-34) agreed with gay marriage a toll was taken 81% had supported homosexuality. Humans aren't perfect, and humans can't help who they love. They don't decide who the love. That is choice their hearts make.
Privet school its hard I have teachers saying I am going to hell but all sin is equal an we are not to judge others so what makes them so much better no marred couple has ever said our marriage is defiled an mean less now cause they can marry
I feel that we have the right to be happy with whom ever we choose and i feel that we should be able to marry whom ever we want and get federal benifits from our partner. I also feel since america is a free country we should be able to be free with whom ever we want.
Why should there be a law against gay marriage? First of all, who are you to say who others can marry? It is totally fine for you to have your own opinion against it, but to make a LAW against it? Gay people are not animals, they are human beings. And even if they can't procreate together, who cares?! We can't change that they are gay now, so either they dont get married and dont have kids OR we let them get married and they either adopt or have a baby with a sperm donor or something along those lines. You have no business to go in and not let two human beings get married. It is completely stupid.
My aunt is a lesbian. Her and her girlfriend have been together for many years now. They are best friends. I am happy to see her happy. She has proposed to her girlfriend and treats her as if they are married, I wish for that to one day be official.
I believe that the government doesn't have the right to regulate someone's love life. If they are using the bible as their reasoning/proof then they are wrong! There are other religions in the United States that believe that same sex marriage is okay. This country is so big on freedom of this freedom of that so what about gay marriage it should be the same.
First of all: I am a bisexual female, so you can say it's a sorta biased opinion.
Onto my main point. It's 2013. Stop judging people by who they love or how they live just because it's not "God's Law" or it's because it's not how you would live. But people who object to homosexual marriage and say that it ruins the sanctity of marriage...Let me ask you this: How is it that I can be in a romantic, loving, caring committed relationship with another woman and not be able to get married because that ruins the sanctity of marriage, yet if a man and woman meet in Las Vegas, have sex whilst drunk and get married, and then don't remember being married or even meeting...That ISN'T.
Also, saying that someone shouldn't be allowed to love who they want, and saying they are all sexual perverts and predators is prejudice. Congratulations all those people who oppose homosexual marriage, you're as credible as sexists and racists. Grow up, get some respect, and stop treating people like myself and others in the LGBT like we're the scum of the earth. Granted, America is a free country and you can feel free to say what you want, but when you oppress people because of how you live, then I have serious issues.
Who cares if gays are married? Let them live there lives like the rest of us. They don't bother me but we clearly are bothering them by not letting them live like normal people and marry whoever they feel like they want to be with for the rest of their lives. I can go out right now and marry whoever i want even if i don't love them but they can't marry someone they care about? Massachusetts really has the right idea and so do the states following them and letting gays be free. They're people just like the rest of us and this is America (the land of the free).
If some person on the otherside of the world wants to marry someone from the same sex, does that really affect your life? Does it mean that if they marry your life is ruined?! No it doesnt! Even if your neighbour is gay/lesbian. It will have no affect on your life. So dont bother that life from someone else. You are ruining a strangers life, who you will most likely never meet in person, without a proper reason.
The US isn't based on the Bible. But for all you Christians who say "God loves everyone" seem to do a lot of judging and say He won't love them. People should do whatever makes them feel good about themselves and who they're happy with. It's not effecting you, so why does it matter? It doesn't. No one should be judged for who they like.
I have no words for the amount of ignorance on this website. For those of you who are comparing LGBT members to animals and pedophiles I cannot wait for God to pass his judgement onto you. If you are not gay it may be hard for you to understand and that's okay, you don't have to like it. Go ahead and be uncomfortable, doesn't bother me a bit. But, saying I deserve death for being a woman who is attracted to another woman? Pure insanity. If you truly believed in the Bible the way you say you do you would not be judging us this way. You are supposed to be living you life in honor of christ and by ridiculing other humans and telling them they deserve death and are as "disgusting" and those who are into beastiality and pedophilia. It is not your choice to decide who lives and who doesn't. That's called having a god complex and puttinganything, including yourself, before him is also a sin. In the bible it also says that no sin is greater than any other so that lie you told the other day? That girl you judged? That time you disobeyed your parents? Have a tattoo? Pierced your ears? You are just as guilty as i am for loving a woman. I was born this way. In fact the first person i ever kissed was a girl ad i was in pre-k. Tell me that a 4 year old child has the choice of which schoolmate they want to chase around the playground. That doesnt make sense thats like telling me that it was my choie to have blonde hair when that was the color i was born with. I will simply never understand thisargument. God made me and I was born this way and your opinion of me wont make me straight, it will only pull me further away from god. If god is raising bigoted, ignorant humans like you then i want no part of him. You should be helping people become closer to god no matter what teir sexual preference.
It's not a choice to be gay. You don't choose who you love, you just do.
Why shouldn't it be? You wouldn't like someone to take away your rights so don't do it to others, religion is not an excuse, religious views should not impact the rights of people.
Sexually diseases happen are not because they are gay; anyone could get STD (Sexually transmitted diseases).
Not legalizing gay marriage is discriminatory and there is no political reason for its illegalization.
What will they feel if they know that they don't have the same right that we have, then why did the law states everyone is equal and is entitled to the same right. This should not be happening, it is discrimination.
Marriage isn't a religious issue it’s a civil rights issue. People who aren't Christian can be married. Therefore religion actually has nothing to do with the gay marriage debate. If you believe marriage is a religious institution then we might as well rename legal marriage for all non Christians to civil union and be done with it.
We have always fought for equality. This issue is no different. Minorities, women, gay people and everyone else should be treated equally in the eyes of the law. Church and state are separate in this country.
Allowing homosexual people to get married won't affect people who are not gay. It won't start a world war; there will not be poverty and THE WORLD WILL NOT END!! First of all people are saying it's unnatural. If it's unnatural then why is it happening? It's human nature. You can't help the way you feel. So why should you be bullied by it?
I am a 14 year old christian in the 10th grade (No Lie) and i Think that gay marriage should be legalized. 1. Being gay is completely natural because many animal are or show homosexual tendencies (Dolphins, monkies, etc.) 2. It doesn't matter if its against your religion seperation of church and state if you don't like it leave the country 3. The biblical view of marriage also includes a soldier and the captured women, a rapist and his rapee, a man and his concubines, a slave and a slave, a women andher brother in law (if her husband died), and more. I could go on and on but i won't. This is just my opinion so debate it all you want.
Telling someone they can't get married because of your religion is like telling someone they can't eat a doughnut because you're on a diet. It's irrelevant. Yes I respect all opinions, but if two people want to be happy together let them be. It does not affect you. No this country was not founded on religion, nice try though. Yes the majority of this country share the same religion but we are highly diverse and clearly try to keep religion out of our government and if that is the case there should be no reason why same sex couples shouldn't already be legalized. They can prove how legalizing gay marriage can help the country yet all of you are stuck on a book written thousands of years ago that clearly is not totally relevant now. You don't want gay marriage because your god says it's wrong? Then girls quit cutting your hair or shaving your legs. Guys quit looking or having sex with girls while they're on their period, quit being lustful. Learn to practice what you preach.
Its just like any other marriage just the same sex. My cousin is gay and he wants to get married but he cant. How sad is that. Its natural for 2 people of the same gender to have feelings for each other its normal for people to love each other so why is it banned?
Don't be silly, seriously! Being gay is NOT a life choice, and to say it is is just so ridiculous. Please do tell me the day, time and place you all chose to be straight and like the opposite sex? Oh, you can't do it? I wonder why!
Everyone needs a chance to have a good life with their partners. Everyone deserves to be equally miserable in marriage. They need benefits just like heterosexuals. Its unconstitutional to be banned in society . Love is gender blind. Everyone needs to be happy/ have a chance. Stop judging peoples happiness.
The only arguments against gay marriage are religious ones. This is obvious to anyone who has studied the case for gay marriage. Because the United States of America is not a theocracy and has the separation of church and state (as explained in the constitution), to make gay marriage illegal would be unconstitutional.
It's such a complex subject and yet so easy to sum up that it actually doesn't require a large opinion on the matter - either you agree or you don't. In this case in which I agree there isn't too much to say considering I have an open-mind attitude to this matter - they can live as free as they want as long as they don't hurt anyone else. But what we should have in mind is people who don't agree because they should have more reasons to back their opinion - and I'm sure most of these reasons should be close-minded and very fun to answer back
I don't agree with it but with that being said people are all equal and have a right to do whatever they want as long as it doesn't infringe on someone else's rights....Who you love is your business, not people who are NOT in the relationships business. If you love the same sex go for it!
People love each other even in a same sex context and that love is real. They know that when they are ready to commit in a chaste way that they are ready to take their love to the next level and even have kids. Having kids in a marriage biological or otherwise is good for loving adults even of the same sex. Same sex love is legal. It is simply the next step to freedom and commitment.
I believe the Bible also says that divorce, sex before marriage, and lust is wrong. If God knows how you're going to be when you grow up, why does he create gays? He has all the power yet doesn't use it. He creates gays just to send them to hell? What an ol' mighty creator we have.
If he is able yet not willing, he is malovent.
If he is willing yet not able, he is not omnipotent.
We have no right to stop people being together, if they love each other they should be left in peace without being stared and laughed at where ever they go. Its just wrong to force people apart if they want to be with each other. If they want to be gay then we should not judge them !
America is built upon the principle of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Are gay people killing people by trying to have a meaningful relationship in their lives? Why can't two full grown adults who can make good decisions for themselves who just so happen to be the same gender have the liberty to have the same rights as straight couples? A civil union is not the same thing as a marriage. Married couples have more benefits than civil unions. They just want equality. They want the same happiness in their lives just like you do. Why can't people just accept that? You say that according to the Bible, having sex is only to have kids and for married couples. What about straight couples who don't want kids or can't have kids? They still have sex. I thought I heard somewhere that in the Bible, it says that sex is also for two people who want to grow closer. You say that gay/lesbian sex is gross. Well, guess what? To them (excluding bisexuals), straight sex is gross! The Founding Fathers wanted to keep the Church and state separate. All you can defend your cause with is religion. Is that any reason to deny two people who love each other the ability to have a real marriage? And before you say, "Well, they can be straight if they want. They just chose to be gay/lesbian/bisexual," No, they didn't. They were born like that. It's no different than if someone liked blonds, or gingers, or black people. Actually, many people get divorced because one person is gay/lesbian and they marry straight eventually getting divorced later on. So no, they didn't choose this. Can you choose where you were born? What race you are? Who your parents are? This is no different. You can think homosexuality is "wrong" in God's eyes and still support it because why should two people's happiness in life be illegal? They aren't killing or raping people. They both have consent over it. Fifty or so years ago people thought it was wrong to NOT have blacks and whites separated and that white people should have the better things. Now, they look like idiots in our eyes. Fifty years from now, that's going to be you. I'm fourteen. Call me young and naive all you want, but I have an open mind and I think that everyone is equal and should have the same rights as everyone else. I've grown-up Catholic and have gone to a Catholic school for the past eight years! I was taught that everyone is equal, and denying homosexuals equality by the same type of people who told me that makes no sense to me. There's more that I can go over, but I already have said a lot, so I'm going to leave you at twenty words under five hundred words.
Love is love. Love should not be based on who the person is but for how you feel for that person. If they are happy let them be happy. Why should you get to ruin their happiness because you dont agree with their lifestyle. Don't like it. Get over it. Simple as that
Why do people talk about it wrong to be gay. But it not wrong to be gay you love who you love. Coming from a 12 year old girl bullies calling people gay and stuff like that just childish were in 7th grade come on. People say god made a women and a men for a reason but that not true
Gay marriage isn't legal in most states because of peoples religious belief that same sex marriage is a sin. If more religious beliefs had an impact on law making then things like women being able to show skin would be illegal. Also not all people have the same religious beliefs. Therefor making laws based on certain religious beliefs is unjust.
We live in a world of equality so how is it that people believe that just because you are attracted to someone of your own sex, you should be given no rights. We don't have that much difference or uniqueness so when someone comes along and states that they are in love with someone of their own gender, we should not discriminate this. Instead we should appreciate and support that people are unique and difference will have a positive outcome for our future.
Being gay is hidden deep within our biological make-up. Those who say gay is a choice are ignorant and apprehensive because they are fearful of change. They speak out of fear and would rather we be a nation who fosters hate rather than spread equality. If gays want the right to marry, they have my vote!
There is absolutely NO reason why gay marriage shouldn't be legalized. They are no different from you and I, if Jimmy wants to love Bob, so be it. That's just one more person in the world who gets to say that they have someone in their life who loves them for who they are. They shouldn't be penalized for that.
Out of the 7 billion people in the world someone will find that one significant other that will agree to this insane thing called marriage. Spending the rest of your life with this one person that you promise to love, respect, care for, and remain faithful to for the rest of your live is an amazing feeling and commitment.... Love is a beautiful thing and no one should have a say if two people of the same sex cant be together, its simply wrong....
People seem to think that because homosexuality is apparently 'sinful' in the Bible, that it is wrong? Did the Bible not also have many stories about incest in its pages? One that has always stood out to me is the story of Lot and his daughters where it said, and I quote:
"And the elder said to the younger Our father is old, and there is no man left on the earth, to come in unto us after the manner of the whole earth. Come, let us make him drunk with wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the elder went in and lay with her father: but he perceived not neither when his daughter lay down, nor when she rose up. And the next day the elder said to the younger: Behold I lay last night with my father, let us make him drink wine also to night, and thou shalt lie with him, that we may save seed of our father. They made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in, and lay with him: and neither then did he perceive when she lay down, nor when she rose up. So the two daughters of Lot were with child by their father." [Genesis 19:31-36]
The two girls had sex with their FATHER. I mean, come ON people! And that is only one of MANY stories in the Bible that involve incest. So those who claim that God hates homosexuals but also approve of incest, right? Because the writers of the Bible seemed to think it was important to write about the incest MANY times.
No, same sex couples should be given the same rights as everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. And those who find it as an 'abomination' should look more closely at their abominable history before judging anyone else.
Let me ask you this. How does it affect your daily life? What would it benefit, or what would it cost you to see two people in a same-sex relationship where ever you may be? Seeing that we did not make the same life choice as you does not make us even less of a person than you are. Denying rights to us for loving the same sex does not make any sense to me. Homophobic people want to bring attention to this topic that it is "unnatural". As far as I know, this is the only species that makes itself just seem so unnatural with the homophobic thoughts and all the hatred. Up to 1500 species have been found to practice homosexuality. So, with this fact out there, which do you think is unnatural? Homosexuality or Homophobia? This is where the line gets grey, if I told "homophobic" people to stop hating, they could just as easily tell me to stop being gay. Its ok to keep you opinions. But ask yourself the next time you make a joke about gays, or hate on us for being who we are; ask yourself did you solve anything by your comment or joke? Was it really that worth it? Or was there even a point proven?
Religion doesn't count. Polyester couches aren't natural, either. It is a bit weird, but I don't have to be part of it, and neither do you. You cannot marry your dog. And pedophiles are abominations, unlike homosexuals. The line is another consenting adult. If a having two parents of opposite gender is so important, why do we let single moms exist? It is not a choice. If it is, then decide to be Gay, yourself. Not necessarily forever, just for a night. Out of time, but I have more reasons, too.
Liking the same sex is not something that gays can really control. Their attraction for another of the same sex comes naturally as they grow and what they feel in their hearts should not be out there for the world to judge. Everyone should be treated equally no matter what sexual orientation they have. Everyone should have holy matrimony as a god given right. It clearly states that holy matrimony is one of the seven sacraments. They should be able to be married to the person they love and raise children. And gay people are not freaks. People have the right to express themselves however they feel like. It's one of the rights of the constitution. Also, the bible should not be a component of the debate, because it clearly states in the constitution that there should be a fine line between church and state. Enough said.
My best friend is gay and he is the nicest person you will ever meet he deserves to be happy and being married is one of the best things that will happen to you in your whole life the bible says nothing about Gay marriage. The only people against it is the government!
We are all humans, we may have different thoughts, feeling, likes and dislikes but we are all the same! Yes I know most of you's believe that marriage should be between a man and a women, but in some cases it isn't like that! People have a right to believe what the Catholic says, I'm not saying you can't. But just think, God wanted us all to be treated the same, doesn't he? Who cares if your gay, straight, black, White, Asia, Australian, etc. We all should be treated the same way. Not a single person on this planet should feel that they aren't as good as others. It's horrible to think there is people out there that think this! We are all one big nation, and I think people need to start waking up and smelling the coffee. This is 2013 and over 14% of the worlds population are attracted to the same sex or are bisexual. That's 14% of the world feel that they are downgraded from straight people, why? Because people are biased. Your opinion matters, my point matters and so does everyone else. But I think it's now time to realise that everyone's the same!
This is just part of my persuasive essay I did.
I am 14 years of age.
People should be able to date who they want , their going to do what they want to do anyways ! So why should people care ? Its their life they should live it how they want it a girl wants to be with a girl like them , if a guy wants to be with a guy let them as well . They have to deal with each other nobody else does so it shouldn't be other people problems.
Everyone is human and should have the same rights as everyone else. You say that being gay is a sin, but at the same time cussing, lying, and disrespect are also sins and people aren't ripped of their freedoms because of it. People need to mind their own business, you don't have rallies against lying or beat some one up for it. I'm sure that God would just want you to turn your head and be quit about it and let people be.
Everyone should be equal and just because someone is a little different doesn't mean anything. Please explain to me what a normal person is? No one is normal. The United States does not have a national religion so quit basing things off of what the bible says. If you do base it off the bible, the bible also says only God can judge so why are you judging other people on the way they want to live? Yea it may be a little different but get use to different because everything changes. If a guy and guy or a girl and girl want to get married its not hurting anyone. If you are not letting gay people get married then why are we letting fat people into McDonald's? This world has gotten really harsh..People need to stop judging people so much. I mean really? Why do we judge people? Everyone has feelings, gays, blacks, whites, Asians..Everyone, so quit judging everyone. People make choices, some are right and some are wrong but who are we to judge other people? I know I'm not a perfect person and neither are you. No one is or ever will be. Let people be who they want to be. Love people for who they are and not for what the bible says. Get to know a person before you judge them. Just because homosexuals are different doesn't mean they should be treated differently. What they are wanting to do has no affect on you. Let them be who they want to be and love them for who they are. I am not saying that I want to see them making out everywhere or showing PDA but I do believe that they should have the same rights as everyone else and people should quit basing things off the past and the bible and just think about how much pain you are putting these people through..They are just trying to be themselves and all they are getting is shot down. Let people love who they want and be who they want to be.
Gay marriage is just another leap in the equality line in American. Freedom started with the 13 colonies gaining independence from England then the Slaves to women, race minorities also mixed race-marriage. Now the Topic is Same-sex marriage. As a young boy I never thought I could get marry to the one I love. Now I see it as a dream come true. The government shouldn't tell you who you can legally love or not as long as it is love.
I have a best friend who is gay and honestly him and his fiancé are the cutest couple I have ever seen:) There is nothing wrong with it. You love who you love and you cannot help that. I am doing a research paper over it and I'm more excited to write this paper than I have ever been to write a paper.
What on Earth do you think this is? They have no choice to be homosexual, they are born that way. Say anyone who is homosexual should be proud of it, it is just another quality that makes you different. It is not being perverted to be homosexual, come on, you reproduce don't you? Homosexuals are just the same, they just have a different view on the world. I'm a religious person but I believe that law and religion should be separated, and there's a law for it! You cannot have the Bible be an argument for a trial or law! I understand and respect that you believe that God's laws come first but you can take that up with the Police.
There is no problem with gay marriage. Im a christian and in the bible it says everyone should be treated equal. This includes gays!!!. All you people that oppose gay marriage shut the hell up and let the gay people do what they want. Thats what the soldiers fight for... FREEDOM!!! Also they are people just like us because where I work there are alot of gays that come in and they are some of the greatest people in the world.
In the bible it says that if you love another of your gender it is a sin. But God all gave us a choice to love who we may want to love or just fall in love with. God also forgives us and will accept all his kids even if they are gay or bisexual.
If we fall in LOVE with the same sex and wouldn't be able to marry them like the opposite sex marriage, it makes it an unfair game. People fall in love, and should be able to love who ever. It isn't fair that you let straight people marry one another but you won't let same sex marry each other. The system is being unfair to those who are all gay or bisexual.
Everyone saying No to this.. Let me tell you from my perspective. I am 18 yrs young. I love who I love and I say that I do. Love has no limits, nor no desires. If someone wants to love another from the same sex, let them. How can you be so quick to judge... Next time you do so... Make sure that you are perfect yourself. Don't hate us because we sin differently than you.
Alright well I am doing a project for my 9th grade wellness class and the topic is same sex marriage and I found this website so I spent good hours just reading these horrible negative comments that are all religion based but I'm not going to push my beliefs upon other people. I am a fourteen year old boy and I think that gay marriage should no doubt be legalized everywhere if two people love each other leave them alone why is it up to you top say no, live your own life the way you want. You call gays freaks disgusting and other rude names I have gay and lesbian friends I have no problem sleeping at their homes I don't have the prejudice feelings you have I respect all who stand up for this. I apologize for not being capable of being articulate or an adult but something needs to be heard.
If God made us all equals, as Chistians say, then why would God see gays as unequals and sinners? If God really has the power to create as is said by the Bible, then why couldnt he have just made no gay people? This would solve the problem right there. This is why God either likes gays or isnt real. Think about it.
I support same sex marriage mainly because we are all equal so we should be able to marry just like the people who marry the opposite sex; We should be able to marry who we want to marry. After all, you can't help who you fall in love with. And if you're against gay marriage because your a so-called "Christian" then you aren't a true "Christian" because if you were, you wouldn't be judging someone for something they can't help.
It is not a bad thing. Don't judge a book by the cover. We are the books, and the skin is the cover. Its only skin. Inside we all have the same heart and the same organs minus the reproductive tract. We are only souls in disguise. Nothing more. Nothing less.
If you don't believe in gay marriage, then don't marry someone who is of the same sex as you. Easy. Don't pull "the bible says so" because the bible also says that slavery is okay and that was abolished over 100 years ago. Talk about picking and choosing. You can't choose which part of the bible is okay and not okay.
Everyone deserves to be happy. No one should not die unhappy. I believe that being gay or a lesbian is acceptable in this world. They are people who has feelings and has the right to be happy. Not be beaten down because of how they are. No person should judge one because of what they are. If they are happy, then let them be happy. They have every right to be on this earth just like everyone else. So I say that gay marriage should be legalized.
I have a lot of friends that are gay and I don't think they should be judged by who they decide to love or be intimate with it makes no sense I honestly think that people are just jealous because gay couples are adorable and they tend to last longer.
Love shouldn't be judged by other people but the people involved. The government specially shouldn't care what individual people do with their marriage. I say love is love no matter in what shape or form it comes in. So yes the government should legalize same sex marriage. LESBIAN POWER ! Lol ._.
Like every other individual, gay couples have the right to marry. In the article, "Let gays Marry" published by Newsweek on June 3, 1996 Andrew Sullivan discusses the issue of gay marriage. Sullivan argues that homosexuals are citizens who are entitled to the same rights as heterosexuals and should be allowed to marry. According to Sullivan, marriage is important to gays and lesbians because it will allow them "to be full and equal part of America" and "to give back to our society without being forced to lie or hide or live as second class citizens." Sullivan further expands on the reason of wanting the right to marry by conveying the feelings that anyone, whether gay or straight, feels of finding true love when he states "we want to commit to that person in front of family and country for the rest of our lives." Sullivan believes that wanting to commit to the person you love is a natural human instinct. Sullivan's essay is nothing more than a well-articulated soft spoken battle cry for gay marriages to be accepted by everyone. The second article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights clearly states: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. Everyone is entitled to their human rights no matter who they are and this includes the right to marry. “Marriage is a civil right that must be extended to all people, regardless of gender or sexuality” (168, R. Claire Snyder).Homosexual individuals should be allowed to wed in order to establish parity and equality of rights between homosexual and heterosexual people. The final legalization of same-sex marriage throughout the world is a step towards having a more equal society. Everyone is entitled to have the same rights. At the same time, allowing gay marriage would end oppression inside society and create harmony and peace.
DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED! I'm the straightest person I know, and I love gays more than gays love gays so don't even attempt to say that its different or wrong to let them have freedom and rights, its the same as saying that black and white people shouldn't get married so just think how stupid you'll look in 40 years.
If you have half a heart, you would read these.
Really people, why do you care?! This is like saying why do you love someone! And anyways get out of other people's business! Do you want to be like, oh you shouldn't be friends with that person or you shouldn't go against what the teacher says, these are all things we do! We've all done things bad, we've all "sinned" JUST GET OVER IT PEOPLE AND LIVE YOUR LIFE, NOT SOMEBODY ELSES!
Why do you haters of gay marriage want to ban it so badly? Its their choice to be gay, not yours. If those people are happy then let them be. Everybodys different. So what if the bible says marriage is between a man and a women only? You do sins every day without noticing. Haters of gay marriage, they are just people loving the same sex. They are not creepy nor freaks. They are people too. Im bi-sexual and it should not influence everyones opinion on me. Im not a freak nor are the other gays. It should be legalized.
I grew up in a Christian household where I was told that gays were a sin. I am gay. My father does not know. If my father knew, he would take me places to find out what is "wrong with me". I hide it from him because I am dependent financially on him...The sooner he realizes I am not changing, the easier my life will be. I want to be able to have my father support me, but it sometimes seems like I wont have that option. When he talks negatively about gays, it hits me hard! I can not wait for the day where I can marry who I want to. Same-sex marriage should be legal everywhere. God loves all his people, if he did not accept gays, then why would he create them? All I can do is HOPE!
Most of my friends are gay, some of my family members are also. I'm actually gay myself. There is no hurt in legalizing gay marriage, if your against it, then keep to yourself, no one is hurting you! I believe strongly that we should all be happy no matter what
I can be a lesbian and still carry my own child I dont have to adopt or have a surrogate mother. Are you serious? You are so ignorant. Think about your everyday life and how many times do you sin? What does gay people getting married even have to do with straight people? We are not trying to marry you or have anything to do with your life. You wouldnt even know if i was married to a man or a woman if you saw me. Grow up. Welcome to 2013 where we are equal.
According to the Declaration of Independence, it said that "All men are crated equal". The group of lgbt has the same rights with other people in the country. With the development of the society, we see the advances in technology and communication, and also the sense of people should be advanced, too. They can not be traditional. Look forward, we are the same, we love a person who just have the same sex with us.
I am gay and would like to marry my girl friend some day. I think that it is ridiculous that people think that it is a choice. We should be free to marry who we love, not who people think we should be with. Why should I marry a man if I don't love him. Who is the government to say who I can and cannot love.
It doesn't pertain to all people. If a person is gay and want to marry the same sex they should be able to. So anyone else who says no needs to go about their business. Your not gay and your happy with the opposite sex, They should be happy with the same sex. You cant judge a person for wat they are
How come the only argument against gay marriage is quotes of the bible and god which comes from a ficticious book comprised of many religious "prophets". You don't see me making quotes from harry potter books to back up that gay marriage should be allowed. Look at sociocultural influences and the every changing norms of our society. Maybe we should also ban corn and cars since they weren't around 100+ years ago. Marriage like society is always changing. Maybe all the religious people need to learn adaptability and acceptance of others, allow people to love who they want and keep your religious beliefs to your own family matters.
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return" Moulin Rouge, everyone deserves to be with the person they love no matter who that person is. When people say that because gay people can not reproduce together means that it is not "right" and that is why they should not be allowed to marry confuses me because people who are infertile because of what ever might have happened to them are allowed to get married. I truly believe that it has nothing to do with that and that people are just trying to make excuses as to why same sex couples should not be allowed to marry.
Each and every person has the right to fall in love with whomever they do. Whether it is one man and one woman, two women, or two men. Marriage is a proposal and promise of love, "Until death do us part". Every person, no matter the gender, is human and humans have the right to fall in love with whomever they chose.
Message to people that are against it: I'm sorry, but who made you God?~ What gives you the right to TELL me who I'm going to marry?~ How would it hurt you?~ and most importantly, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!~ :) So yes, I am most certainly for Gay-Marriage, after-all, apparently straight-marriage isn't going so well, according to the divorce-rate.~
Who are we to tell others who they can and cannot love? How can someone have the nerve to keep lovers from being together. Everyone wants that special person in their life that they can spend the rest of their lives with, so why should we take that privilege away from someone just because they are gay or lesbian. Think about if you were in the other person's shoes.
Gay marriage should be legal in all states. Equal rights as a concept for all people is something so important because human beings are human beings and we should all be treated the same. The United States is a free country, love is a freedom and the government is taking that freedom away.
It should be legalized because if you love somebody you love somebody and no one can change that. See if people were naturally gay and opposite sex marriage wasn't allowed the people saying no to gay marriage would say that is unfair but why is it okay for straight people to get married and gay people not to be married. In the bible it says God loves everyone no matter what so the things people make up like Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve is messed up because if you think about it God could've made Steve instead of Eve.
By not allowing gays to get married we are taking away a right that they deserve to have. They are people that are the same as any other people, and if heterosexuals have the right to get married than it shouldn't be any different with homosexuals. They fall in love just like anybody else and they should be able to officially celebrate the love that they share without you criticizing them for it. You don't have to support it, but if you're that apposed to it I doubt it would effect you as an individual.
It should have always been legal! It's not in the constitution.I think people should be able to express their feelings to the same race that they are.It's called the pursuit of happiness.It is bull that people use the bible and the lord as an excuse. I have a cousin that's gay and a cousin that's lesbian and they should be able to get with their same gender.
It clearly states in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. For them not to let a gay couple get married is violating that saying. It also states a couple of word later that the unalienable right are, Life, Liberty, AND the pursuit of happiness. How is a same-sex couple supposed to be happy if they aren't even allowed to get married in the state that they want to live if. Therefore banning same-sex marriage i violating their right.
America should legalize gay marriage because people should have the choice to marry who they love weather it is a man and a woman, a man and a man or a woman and a woman. I do not believe that god frowns on gay marriage i believe that nothing makes god happier than when two people any two people come together in marriage
We are all people. Our country supposed to stand for equality. Equal rights for everybody. EVERYONE should be able to marry whoever they want. I see all this talk about God and what he wants. You think he wants us fighting and feuding? Think about that. God stand for love, peace. He loves all of his children. ALL of them. And in the bible it says ALL sins are equal. So if you lie, cheat, steal, swear, if you are lustful or IF YOU JUDGE, (for those who think same-sex marriage is such a bad thing), you are just as bad. At the end of the day, it is nobodies business what another person does with their personal life, not even the government. If everyone swept around their own doorstep, this world would be a much better place.
Somebody not involved in your relationship, shouldn't be able to tell you who you can and can't marry. It's who you want to marry not then...It's their personal choice to spend the rest of their lives with someone else and nobody else has the right to tell them or anybody else otherwise.
There is no logical reason to why the same sex law is illegal. Australia is a country of the land and free, we are able to express ourselves and be who we want. As quoted by Maklemore and Ryan Lewis ‘I might not be the same, but that's not important, no freedom till we're equal, damn right I support it’ we should grow up being who we want and be who we are!
We are all humans regardless of our race or sex or even the people we decide to marry. We always preach about equality for all and loving one another. Heck! Even the TV commercials support it. To some degree we are hypocrites. What makes gay people so different? Don't they all have the same blood running through their veins as we do? Don't they breathe the same air we do? The only difference is that they hold different opinions to ours. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Thus gay marriages should be legalized so that there can be freedom for all. Being a teenager in high school, I get to see how people view gay people in school. I haven't heard of any gay kid being bullied physically in my school but you hear talk of how its wrong. If your using religion to justify why gay marriage is not right, I cant say your wrong being that I am a Christian too. That's why God gave us free will. We are responsible for our own actions but he also said to love one another. If legalizing gay marriage will make them happy, well let it be because its their lives. If we keep pushing away people just because they do things out of the norm, then we are being selfish. I personally don't support gays but I feel that they should have rights entitled to them. It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who your not.
Everyone deserves to marry whoever they love and want to spend their life with. It is not fair to be judged for who you are and who you are with. No matter who you want to be with the rest of your life, you love them and that's all that matters.
There are nothing wrong with them. This is what they like and this is what they deserve. They love a same sex, and that might be a little unusual, I would say. However, what control do you have for their life? It's their life, and whatever they want to do is whatever they will do. I think the governments should mind their own business.
Everybody needs to leave God out of this. I personally don't believe in God, but I respect everybody else's religion. It's the same with marriage. Why should marriage between homosexuals be banned? How is it threatening in any way? And no, God is no excuse for anything. I could've sworn, he loves all his children. But this is just a plain example of human nature; we don't like people that are different from us.
Just because the bible says being gay is wrong doesn't mean anything. Divorce and cheating on your spouse is wrong, too, but we think nothing of it. We have freedom of religion anyway; how can we make laws because of the bible. Laws should protect Americans, not take away from what should be a given right. Someday when it's legal, because we all know it will, our kids and grandkids will look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with us for treating people this way.
I'd just like to point out that if God was really against homosexuality why would it exist?? Doesn't God love all his people??? If they love each other why does it matter? Why should it matter? What if your child was gay? Wouldn't you want them to love who they wanted?
Why shouldn't people be allowed to marry who they want? Gays have every right we do. We shouldn't discriminate against them because they are different. This is crazy that its even an argument, under the constitution everyone has the rights to LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, if someone likes the same sex and that person makes them happy then hell, let them be, I mean it is the law. If your child came out and said tomorrow I am gay, would you disown them? Would you treat them any less of a person then they were before? If your answer was yes, then your one sick person. I don't like when people bring god into this, this isn't about god its about morals, and what you believe is right, not what a book tells you is right.
Why not?! They are humans too, WITH FEELINGS, just like other straight people. Who are we to say no?! We are not God. And the problem is, God makes them that way. They don't have a choice. Who are we to prevent them to love or not to love. Just because some ppl finds it disgusting, doesn't mean same sex marriage shld not be legal.Everyone have the right to be happy, they too wanna be loved just like the rest. Put yourself in their shoes before you even speak. How would you feel if you were them? REFLECT.