It isn't, and should be available to all gay couples
Being gay is wrong, so they can't get married
The sanctity of marriage. No, I wasn't laughing. I was coughing. *cough* ... see?
It will set a bad example for Christian youth
I don't honestly have a good reason, but I still say no
Other (please explain)
pick one or more because I have yet heard any arguments that would make you fall out side of these terms? But please feel free to do so if you feel its unfair and inaccurate Id LOVE to hear why.
No mind you my question is about you choosing to STOP gay marriage, not continuing to believe, think, preach, teach, feel its wrong or gross or what ever. Im talking about you has an american actively stopping it.
ANyway the "institution" of marriage wouldn't be in danger either, the institution is still what YOU make it, not anybody else. Again I feel thats a cop out. I have many values in my head and opinions on things and what others do will never effect them.
People cheat, swing, abuse eachother etc etc did that change the "institution" for you? no of course not.
I can get married tomorrow by elvis does that change it for you? nope
also where do you come up with this "suddenly" like they havent wanted it for YEARS and YEARS but were to afraid to talk about it or didnt think it was possible etc.
When blacks wanted equal rights do you think it just magically started one day? or years and years but when it seemed more likely there was more talk about it? LOL come one you're being dishonest.
also your opinion of what is traditional is meaningless in your example, marrying the person you love is "traditional" so? your traditions are your and having not impact on mine and vice versa
What they lose out on is EQUALITY compared to other married couples. Security, protection etc etc
Main point is its none of your business just like your marriage is none of mine, in america its a pretty simple concept if your objective.
equal rights for gays will come to pass sooner or later and in reality your life wont change nor will you values or your view of any institutions.
A constitutional amendment is simply not going to happen. The requirements are too high to ever get it done. Getting 2/3 of the senate for something like this is simply impossible. When DOMA is overturned, FMA is not going to be a realistic option. What will be tried is another DOMA with narrower language, but even that is unlikely to pass unless the senate goes much more conservative, and of course a republican sits in the WH. Further, such a DOMA would be unlikely to survive court challenges if it actually had any provision about not recognizing SSM from other states, and without that language, what is it's point.
About the best anti-SSM forces can hope for is a compromise on a civil union the same as marriage arrangement, and even that is unlikely.
It is interesting that you rebut my valuing of the institution of marriage with examples of how it has already been cheapened. Do you regret that your examples make a mockery of marriage? Will SSM make the institution stronger? Or make it even more meanlingless?
I'm up too late. I'll check in tomorrow.