How is redefining marriage, legally sanctioning gender segregation in marriage, "the right thing to do"? If it's that, is also the "right thing to do" to legalize polygamy between consenting adults? Siblings, at least same sex siblings?<quoted text>
A lot of the points these people make seem either personal, irrational, or just off-beat. One guys claims he's against it because he views it as disrespectful to faith and weird(which is BS), one person is against it because she views marriage as hateful towards women and says gays should instead fight against climate change(which is BS and unfair), one person is against marriage for gays because he views marriage as destructive against
families(which is BS), and another guy says he's against it because he likes being petty and likes how civil unions will exclude heterosexual people(which is terrible as well as being BS). All you've proven with this link is that every community has its imbeciles. Also, I don't know why this should be a basis for gays not being allowed to marry. Many heterosexuals don't like marriage, but some marry. The option should be put on the
table. It's just the right thing to do.
There are gay people who oppose redefining marriage because of the possible long term negative consequences for society. They desire legal protections for SSCs, but believe legal marriage should be maintained as a union of husband and wife.
Doug Mainwaring, a homosexual man and co-founder of the National Capital Tea Party Patriots, published a piece about why he is opposed to same-sex marriage on The Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse website last month.
Mainwaring recognized his attraction to the same sex at the age of 8 but later entered into a heterosexual marriage to his "soul mate," whom he met singing in a youth choir. Mainwaring and his wife were unable to conceive and adopted two boys before their marriage ended.
Following the divorce, Mainwaring explored a homosexual lifestyle and came to realizations that led him to gather his family under one roof again.
"Over several years, intellectual honesty led me to some unexpected conclusions:(1) Creating a family with another man is not completely equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both."
Mainwaring says he has come to these conclusions not by religion but by reason and experience.
"Over the last couple of years, I've found our decision to rebuild our family ratified time after time. One day as I turned to climb the stairs I saw my 16-year-old son walk past his mom as she sat reading in the living room. As he did, he paused and stooped down to kiss her and give her a hug, and then continued on. With two dads in the house, this little moment of warmth and tenderness would never have occurred. My varsity-track-and-football-pla ying son and I can give each other a bear hug or a pat on the back, but the kiss thing is never going to happen. To be fully formed, children need to be free to generously receive from and express affection to parents of both genders. Genderless marriages deny this fullness."