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Would the right for homosexuals to marry affect straight marriage?

  • Primarily on religious grounds and by weakening existing standards.

    Would it hurt straight marriage, maybe not, but that should not be the question, so much as would those who oppose gay marriage or gay anything be allowed to oppose it once it was legalized.
    Not too many years ago, it was not legal for two men to have sex with one another and it was listed as a mental illness as well that was to be treated, not accepted as good.
    The real question then should be, is gay marriage good for the nation and for children?
    We already know that divorce and single parents raising children are not good (though not technically bad either and each case varies) for either. With no parents to guide children we have seen crime rates rise, suicide rise, confusion of identity arise, the decline of the public school system, increase cost in welfare, blended families where research has shown that abuse is higher.
    When two dads or two moms split, who gets custody of the children?
    If a pastor refuses to marry two gays, will he or she be accused of a hate crime and fired or placed in prison for following God's law not man's?
    Making gay marriage legal also opens up legalizing multiple partner marriages... I.E. Three women, two men, one woman... Five men, etc.
    Why stop at two? What makes a man and two women a bad thing and a man and a man a good thing?
    Legally it will open up marriage to anyone who cares to form a union with anyone or anything else, so in this since, it does weaken the institution of marriage the same way divorce and multiple individual marriages weaken it.
    I think gay unions will pass, but think gay marriage scares God fearing people who feel they will become the persecuted for following God's law, while those who disobey God's laws will be rewarded and encouraged to continue to do so, which religious couples see as the downfall of America, when we follow man's law and do as we desire, not God's law and do as he commands us for our own good, so gay marriage is a threat in that it threatens to weaken the laws protecting us as citizens and forcing us to accept that which we are told is not acceptable, making us choose between God and man and ultimately we must choose God, as unpopular as that may be with those who do not believe in God

  • No, because there has been no concrete justification presented for the claim that the right for homosexuals to marry would affect straight marriage.

    No concrete justification has ever been presented for the claim that the right for homosexuals to marry would affect straight marriage. Instead, this claim seems to be a cover for the religious and/or moral belief that gay marriage is wrong. One would think that individuals who oppose gay marriage on those grounds would ensure that their own children are brought up to believe in straight marriage, and that therefore the existence of gay marriage would have no effect on them. On the other hand, heterosexual individuals who support gay marriage clearly think it presents no problem to their own marriages.

    Posted by: R0xHart
  • How much redefinition

    If the government has the power to re-define marriage, it has the power to re-define everything - including our inalienable rights as human beings. When our rights are granted by and based upon the government and not by some absolute standard, the government then can take our rights away at any time.

  • We lose sight of what's wrong and right

    It seems to be a timeline of allowing what people want, without putting limits.
    What's next? Bestiality? Polygamy? Child marriage? Underage sex? Allowing nudists to walk in public nude? All these things don't "affect" directly other people, but they destroy social norms.

    Of course, since America is a big steamy pot of everything, it might seem normal to allow the 'middle line' for everybody that can speak.

  • No it wouldn't

    If you really are against same-sex marriage then don't put yourself around it. It is as easy as ignoring a post on Facebook. Also I'm sorry but God has nothing to do with this either because no one knows what God is thinking... Can you prove that God wrote the bible? No you can't... I am a believer and I believe that God made you who you are, so then why would he hate gays?

  • Removes children's right to father and mother

    Overwhelming evidence supports biological parents as the best educators of their children. There will be cease to be a legal recognition of this fact and it will be almost impossible to reverse the situation once this becomes clearer in the decades to come. It is not sufficient to say a law does not directly hurt straight people - an unfair law is everyone's duty.

  • Children need a mother and a father.

    The acceptance of same sex marriage would underminee the right of every child to a mother and a father, It takes a male and a female to produce a child and therefore these - the parents - should be the ones to take responsibility for the upbringing of their own children.

    Also mothers bring certain qualities to a marriage as to fathers. Mothers: nurture and fathers: protection. Other qualities specific to each gender (broadly speaking) would also be omn offer to children of traditional families.

    Just as society is made up of men and women, the basis unit of society, the family, should, ideally, reflect this. If it does not, as in same sex "marriage", society would be so much the poorer.

  • It's not special if anyone can get married.

    It denigrates and discriminates against religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman before God. God is good enough reason. Gays are imposing their beliefs on others. They are not a suspect class and have not been marginalized, so they do not deserve special treatment under the law. The fact that they have enough money to influence legislation and affect court decisions to promote and impose their beliefs on others proves that they are not victims. Gays want all the benefits of marriage -- She got away with not having to pay a $300,000 estate tax bill -- they all want federal benefits. But you never hear them talk about wanting to take up the obligations and responsibilities that go along with traditional marriages -- having financial responsibility for another person, the penalty tax for married couples. The farther this country moves away from the judeo-christian model, the worse things get for the middle class. Allowing gay marriage is not progress, it's a step backward. It's not the optimal arrangement for children. Children need both their mother and father. Just because the home is stable, does not mean those children will not be hurting emotionally by not being raised by both of their biological parents. We are created by the union of one man and one woman and that is what marriage represents.

  • A society without norms is no society at all.

    The traditional family is the very core of humankind. Yes exceptions are made due to unanticipated circumstances. However homosexuality is a deviant behavior by definition. To replace a naturally selected, time honored and tested, man woman relationship with deviancy defies all logic. To confer equivalency upon such an arrangement is laughable. To do so lessens and thereby affects traditional marriage. Requiring normally wired individuals to accept as normal that which is deviant affects us all daily. Tolerance is one thing, but acceptance is another. Every religion in the world honors traditional marriage and admonishes homosexuality for a reason. It is unnatural and illogical. Our very culture spins on an axis of what is or what is not acceptable as defined by norms. Those norms define and bind our society together into a cooperative that functions productively. A society without norms is no society at all. Thus honoring deviancy affects marriages, culture and societal harmony.

  • Either stance is moot.

    To argue for same sex marriage solely on the grounds that it doesn't affect heterosexual marriage is fallacious. Because a doesn't affect b is not a logical premise to conclude a is now equal to, or should be, b. If gay marriage DOES affect heterosexual marriage, it might be a valid reason to oppose same sex marriage. But if it doesn't affect heterosexual marriage, great, but it doesn't stand to reason that thus it should be made equal or legal. If I want to marry my daughter, it wouldn't affect contemporary definitions of marriage, yet that doesn't suffice as an argument that marriage should now include my flavor of love.

  • It Doesnt Effect You

    Like seriously, everyone is righting these long things, but just THINK about it, if you get married to someone of opposite gender, then great, have fun, thats your life, if your walking through the street, your not going to be waving around a sign like "LOOK IM A OPPOSITE SEX COUPLE", no you would carry on your life, and that relationship wont affect that one guy you walked passed on the street, and in the same way, same way gay marriage wouldn't affect other people, unless of course you MAKE it your business, to go around, question people, and then become offended, it really is ridiculous...

  • It has no affect

    If you don't pay attention to it guess what it will not matter *explosions* minds blown america (have to fill out more words you can stop reading here) m m m m m m m mm m m m m m m m m m m m m m m

  • It has no affect

    If you don't pay attention to it guess what it will not matter *explosions* minds blown america (have to fill out more words you can stop reading here) m m m m m m m mm m m m m m m m m m m m m m m

  • There is not a "right" to a mother and father.

    The child raised in an all male home would never have known male and female parents. Just the fact that many if not most male-female households are not stable should be a good counter-argument, the norm for that child would be two loving fathers, and for some third-party individual to say that that child's norm is flawed is to go against the will of the parents, and to attempt to tear apart that person's family.

  • Its there right as a human to be aloud to love who they want and no one can take that away from them

    If it affects strait people that's really sad because if it affects your strait marriage it is a stupid strait marriage because you shouldn't let someone else's marriage affects your love. That is unexeptable because that means you don't really love the person your married to because your letting their marriage get in the way of yours!!!!

  • It is not a choice

    It is not a choice if you want to be gay, transgender, or bi. You do not wake up one day and decide that you want to be gay. You cannot control your feelings to others. If your friend gets married then that's great for your friend, but that does not effect your marriage. If the entire USA gets married, that in no way effects how you feel about one another, or your rights. Marriage is not some rare type of material that is limited to only give to some people. Its the joining of 2 people in love, and what gender they are, does not effect the streghth of their love in the slightest. Marriage should be for all and not limited to one type of love. Saying gay people cannot get married is like saying black people cannot get married.

  • It is not a choice

    It is not a choice if you want to be gay, transgender, or bi. You do not wake up one day and decide that you want to be gay. You cannot control your feelings to others. If your friend gets married then that's great for your friend, but that does not effect your marriage. If the entire USA gets married, that in no way effects how you feel about one another, or your rights. Marriage is not some rare type of material that is limited to only give to some people. Its the joining of 2 people in love, and what gender they are, does not effect the streghth of their love in the slightest. Marriage should be for all and not limited to one type of love. Saying gay people cannot get married is like saying black people cannot get married.

  • Will straight marrieds do anything different in their marriages if gay marriages are allowed? I doubt it. So the answer is no.

    I've heard the argument that gay marriage would affect straight marriage, but I don't really see how it does. Those in straight marriages and with a faith in God may not like it, and they know that God doesn't like gay marriage, but I do not understand how it would affect a straight person's marriage. Will straight marrieds do anything different in their marriages if gay marriages are allowed? I doubt it. So the answer is no.

  • How does this affect straight marriage whatsoever?

    The inclusion of gay marriage does not mean that people who are interested in the opposite gender will be unable to marry, it means that gay people will have an equal right to marry. In this generation, when there are over 6 billion humans on this world alone, we don't need to really worry about procreation. Gay couples, and straight couples for that matter, should be allowed to adopt or use surrogacy if they are unable to procreate. There is no hindrance to society from this and there will be no repercussions that affect straight marriage. Canada and the state of Massachusetts have had same sex marriage for over ten years now with no problems, particularly not in regards to opposite-sex marriage. Marriage is no longer about procreation. Procreation is an optional part of opposite-sex marriage. Modern marriage is, or should be, about love and devotion. That doesn't mean procreation is a bad thing at all but I think at this moment in time we'll be fine since the population is still rising. I look forward to a world where racism, sexism and discrimination against people who are supposedly different dies out, if it ever will arise.

  • How does this affect straight marriage whatsoever?

    The inclusion of gay marriage does not mean that people who are interested in the opposite gender will be unable to marry, it means that gay people will have an equal right to marry. In this generation, when there are over 6 billion humans on this world alone, we don't need to really worry about procreation. Gay couples, and straight couples for that matter, should be allowed to adopt or use surrogacy if they are unable to procreate. There is no hindrance to society from this and there will be no repercussions that affect straight marriage. Canada and the state of Massachusetts have had same sex marriage for over ten years now with no problems, particularly not in regards to opposite-sex marriage. Marriage is no longer about procreation. Procreation is an optional part of opposite-sex marriage. Modern marriage is, or should be, about love and devotion. That doesn't mean procreation is a bad thing at all but I think at this moment in time we'll be fine since the population is still rising. I look forward to a world where racism, sexism and discrimination against people who are supposedly different dies out, if it ever will arise.


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