So given tryreading's claim I thought it would be germaine to find out how many homosexuals stay together in what would be considered the closest comparative relationship to marriage now; ergo the link showing these relationships are far less 'solid' and lack the longeivity of current heterosexual marriages.
So yes your point is valid in that the study does not show 'homosexual marriage' and the 'legal framework' is lacking. But still, at least IMO, the study cannot be ignored in the larger view of things. IF homosexuals are ever able to marry will their marriages last or will these marriages also fall to the current level or lack any change with a legal framework given homosexual relationship breakups as noted or is it too big an if?
Additionally I don't know if there will be a societal shift in broader opinion IF homosexual marriages somehow are "legalized" since I still hold that religious belief will trump legislation always.
Last edited by rsixing; 12-14-08 at 02:17 PM.
It's about sexual orientation, which is an inherent, inborn trait much like one's ethnicity.
it's about a segment of society being discriminated against and denied equal rights because of traits they were born with and can't help or change.
And in that way, it is exactly parallel to the civil rights movement.
Last edited by rsixing; 12-14-08 at 04:01 PM.
With all due respect I'm having a difficult time accepting your explanation because it does not negate the reality that sexual behavior is defined by who you have sex with just as sexual orientation is defined by who you have sex with.
I don't have an issue with homosexuals, individuals or couples, raising children.Do you support allowing two men who have a completely non-sexual romantic relationship to raise children then?