I am with you on most things Quincy, and if there were still the need for civil rights marches, would be by your side! P and myself were<quoted text>
Who defines marriage? Who defines family? Why shouldn't same sex spouses have the same rights as opposite sex spouses? Illinois may sanction civil unions but the federal Defense of Marriage Act prevents same sex spouses from having ER access to their loved ones and host of other things you and your wife take fir granted. Why?
Seriously. Why? It's not special rights. Special 'rights' are designated parking spaces for pregnant women. If the church does not want to officiate so be it, but legally it is still a marriage and should enjoy the same things as any other married couple.
once in Aberystwyth (Welsh coastal resort and city) for a day out, when
the streets were suddenly flooded with protest marchers carrying banners about the situation(at that time) in China. Next minute I was in the middle of it carrying a banner....not one to sit on the fence.
What I would be interested to know though is, how do you feel about gays bringing up children with two same sex parents?
Throwing this out to anyone who would has an opinion on this.
I will put my own views in beforehand, which are, I cannot see a problem
myself, it is not an uncommon situation over here, therefore the child is not in the minority to perhaps be made fun of...the main thing is a
decent, loving, caring, secure homelife.