“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
Liberal's main argument: gay marriage doesn't effect you.
go tell it to this pizza guy who has been physically threatened and had to shut his business down. THAT'S how gay marriage effected him.
and what if next week a jewish kosher deli refuses to cater a gay wedding and THEY are run out of town. Aren't THEY effected by gay marriage.
just proves my point about liberal arguments: they are all disposable after they get what they want
In that spirit, what is relevant to a discussion on DP (as opposed to a Christianity forum) is the public policy response, and on that basis it seems to be unreasonable to ask that gays abstain from intimacy. First of all, any policy that expects that or demands it will fail because as you say, we are social creatures and loving and being loved would rank right behind water, food and shelter as the basics of a decent existence. So public policy should recognize that as a starting point, and when we do I don't see a downside to encouraging committed, monogamous, relationships. It costs my marriage nothing - it's a freebie, win-win, more happiness for those allowed to marry, no loss of happiness for anyone else. Bob and Frank marrying has the same effect on me as Newt's third marriage, and second to a mistress - nothing at all.