No, it is about equality. Separate but equal does not work. We learned this lesson once already.Seeking the word "marriage" is not about legal equality, it's about social acceptance. I would give the pro-gm movement a lot more respect if they would at least admit that so we could have an honest discussion from there.
Just as women's right to vote was not about equality until the 19th amendment, neither is gay-marriage.
I think this is the point that you and I should probably walk away from this conversation and just meet up on WoW later this weekend.Maybe we should make gay-marriage, but today the cut-n-dry matter of fact is it's not a civil rights issue and it's not about equality.
If having children were a requirement of marriage, you would have a point.Without children involved the state has no reason to poke it's nose in your bedroom, so why you would invite the state in when a few documents from legalzoom.com would do the same thing is beyond me.
That doesn't mean I'm going to adopt just any argument in favor of it. Truth has value to me, even though you think truth "ridiculous", so I'm not going to lie just to get my way.
Maybe we should create gay-marriage, maybe society would be better off, but until we do, the right to marry a person of the same sex does not exist, therefore it's not an issue of equality.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.