Because Iím gay/lesbian
Because itís an equal rights issue
Because gays/lesbians love each other too
Because I despise bigots/haters
Because I donít want to be labeled a bigot
Iím opposed to gay marriage
I donít care, either way
Equal rights issue. Specifically 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause and enlightened self-interest. If we let citizens be deprived of their rights due to religious reasons, bigotry or any other issue of prejudice, then we put our own liberties at risk.
unlike you, my desire for equal rights are not limited only to people whose positions I agree with.
I am sorry your failed example keeps failing. I am sorry your only argument is neither logical, consistent nor accurate. You might think about trying to find a working argument...but that would be hard.
Because that would require some government program to ensure they don't have kids naturally. I'm pretty sure no one wants that level of intrusion, even the whacked out Social Conservatives.why can't two related people get married and have kids the same way gay couples have kids?
True, but incest concentrates genetic defects far more then regular mitosis creates them.(and FWIW, there are countless genetic defects that can be passed along from non-related parents and no one is suggesting that we keep them from getting married)
So your solution is to bar the next generation from marrying their relatives? I'm just going to roll my eyes at you.IMHO, the inbreeding angle is just an excuse to keep from admitting an "ick" factor basis for arguing against relative marriages. and, for the most part, inbreeding only becomes a problem if it is continued for successive generations. being a country boy, i have seen dozens of animals procreate with siblings and parents without giving birth to tarded litters.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.