Monday, April 1, 2013

Questions for the Religious as it Pertains to Same-Sex Marriage

As we slide into spring, the subject of marriage equality will recede into the background in political and current events discussions. Until the latter part of June, we won't know what the Supreme Court will decide on the twin cases of California's Proposition 8, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The primary sticking point for gay people who want to get married is the largely irrelevant, but very, very vocal religious argument against the whole idea.

Forget that traditional marriage is not really laid out in the Bible. It's some peoples' ideas of some passages of the Bible. And let's not forget that the whole religious argument is MEANINGLESS as it pertains to to civil law. We don't decide laws in this country based upon superstisious beliefs. But let's hand-wave all of that away and ask just a few simple, common sense questions, shall we?

- If civil marriage equality was achieved in all 50 states, what will have changed in your life?
- If any gay couple that wishes to be married gets married, what possible harm will befall America in general?
- Since there have been gay couples married in this country now for nine years, what evidence is there that these existing marriages have caused any harm whatsoever?
- Why should religion have any say upon civil law?
- Upwards of 80% of Americans look silly, awkward and/or gross while having sex. Why should people that think gay sex is "icky" have any say over law, when in fact most of us look icky while having sex?

That's it for now. I think.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Have something to say to us? Post it here!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...