Well then I guess it would be pointless to explore the history of Marriage.<quoted text>
Marriage has been a cultural tradition for ages in all cultures. Monogamy, polygamy and polyandry (bet you have to look that one up!) have been common, and all of them still exist although not officially in this country.
Marriage hasn't always been something the government imposed on people. That's new. It certainly isn't a federal debate. The federal government has no right at all to even consider this issue one way or another. At BEST it's a state issue.
And what consequences? Statutory rape won't go away, if that's what you're thinking of. Marriage is just a word. Get married if you like. I don't care if you're married to 3 women and 4 men. I don't care. It's none of my business.
This should be limited to contract law. Why, for example, should somebody have to register a sexual relationship to get contract law for visitation rights, power of attorney, or whatever else the perceived benefits of marriage are? If you have children with your partner, why should obligations be different for each parent regardless?
I think this whole thing is just a stupid distraction. There's a lot more important things going on now. I'm tired of these trivial debates of stupidity that don't even deserve national attention when major issues that absolutely deserve national attention aren't even discussed.
I'm not interested in a debate about this. I simply don't care about it. I'm only expressing my frustration with this constant topic that gets a bunch of idiots into a war over when they have a fundamental responsibility to consider really urgent issues as our country hits a debt to income ratio it hasn't seen since 1932, is going to war all constantly and unnecessarily, while it dismantles the constitution.
Get your freaking priorities straight or you kids can live in a bankrupt, fascist failed nation.
Oh, but let's get back to gay marriage. It's so important that this big issue gets resolved by government, which shouldn't even be involved.
You are right of course about the attention this is given considering the other pressing issues we face as you mention.