Portray them (or not) any way you like, but unless you can prove they are harming you or violating your superior rights, you should have no say in what they do or don't do.
Share how SSM would be a benefit overall to society.
Why should we pass sweeping SSM laws, for what purpose?
If you say civil rights, does that mean that polygamist, and incestuous relations have a civil right to be married as well?
And what purpose would polygamist, and incestuous marriage play in the role of benefiting our nation as a whole?
If you say that SSM should be allowed for the same financial gain that heterosexual couples enjoy.
Then what is the point of the institution of marriage to begin with, financial gain?
I thought the institution of marriage was to provide a benefit to societal norms and family.
Are we now changing the qualifier to financial gain rather then a benefit to society and the children of a society?
You may say we should have SSM because it is a civil right.
Does that mean that now we are changing the qualifier from a benefit to societal norms and children, to financial gain and civil rights?
Well then, What is the real purpose of the institution of marriage?
Should we pass laws based upon expediency and political correctness?
Has expediency and political correctness become the new qualifier for the institution of marriage?
You may say we need SSM so gay partners can visit one another in the hospital?
Has hospital visitation now become the new qualifier to rearrange the institution of marriage?
Would it not make more sense to change visitation laws?
You may say we need SSM because we have children on orphanages?
Is this now become the new qualifier for the institution of marriage?
Would it not make more sense to relax the adoption laws and allow all children to enjoy both a father and mother in the home?
You may say we should allow SSM because gay couples have been in long term relationships. But wouldn't that discriminate against the short term gay relationships?
Has long term gay relationships now become the new qualifier to rearrange the institution of marriage?
You may say we need SSM because some have served in the military?
But that would discriminant against those that haven't?
And has military service now become the new qualifier to rearrange the institution of marriage?
And what would be the new qualifier for the polygamist and incestuous couple?
And still we have not answered the most basic question, what is the purpose of SSM and what benefit does it provide to society and society's children?
Surly one cannot expect to turn the world upside down based upon something that is totally self-serving, can we?
Should not all laws be based upon those things that cause the mores and norms of a nation and family to flourish?
Should not laws be based upon those things that cause civilizations to propagate the family, rather then the individual?
Should we give full status to the concept of SSM. A concept that has no ability to fully propagate the society in which the concept is being advocated?
Civil unions? For what purpose?
Equality? Based on what?
Look, I am trying to help SSM out here.
But you have got to make you case?
Facts, not emotion.
Logic, not illogic!
Benefit, not nonsense.
Laws based upon moral underpinnings that have stood from antiquity. Not laws created to squeeze moral underpinnings out as new unproven qualifiers are created.
Laws that protect our nations most valuable asset, children. Not laws created for social experimentation with children.
Laws that strengthen heterosexual marriage. Not laws that cheapen and toy with heterosexual marriage.
I have not written to be critical!
But these questions must be answered in the pursuit of whats really best for our nation, not the individual.