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  2. Legal marriage also gives someone the right to visit their loved one in ICU and to make health care related decisions for them when they're incapacitated. There have been many cases of loving gay partners being denied access to their loved one under these circumstances, having their loved one die without ever being able to see them, and then having their property seized (because of course they have no legal right to it).

     

    THAT should be considered a darned good reason to let gay people marry, IMO, because the alternative is inhumane in the extreme.

     

    Here's a list of some of the benefits married heterosexuals receive that are denied to unmarried gay couples. Looking at that list, are you in favour of denying these benefits to gay couples?

    I'm not in favor of denying benefits to anyone. I don't like the idea of homosexual marriage, plain and simple. That doesn't mean I'm a bigot. That doesn't mean I don't want them to have the same benefits. Is it that hard for you guys to understand?

     

    IMO, it sounds like you're trying to impose your own beliefs on me. I appreciate your opinion and your strong defense against homosexual marriage, but that isn't going to change what I think.

     

    And, 7Deadly$ins, there are people in the world that don't plan on having children, you know.


  3. Bullying is not the fault of the victim. It is the fault of the abuser and a person who chooses to abuse others should not have their views catered to.

     

    I know you've stated that it's your personal belief that same-sex marriage should not be permitted. Do you have a specific reason, or is this based on a gut feeling?

    No, I do not have a specific reason, as sad as I am to say it. It isn't that I'm intolerant or don't want them to share the same benefits as straight people, no, not at all. They're human, too, and deserve the same treatment.

     

    It's like a box of crayons. There's a red crayon and a blue crayon. I happen to like the red crayon more than the blue crayon. Does that make the blue crayon wrong? Different? Unacceptable? Disgusting? No, I just don't like it.

     

    In retrospect, marriage isn't all it's cut out to be in the first place. Sure there are some financial benefits, but you don't need an "official ceremony" to pronounce your undying love for someone.


  4. You say that you, yourself, have been bullied for being the offspring of an interracial relationship. Does that mean we should prevent people of two races having children, to stop it? For me, I'd say no.

     

    I was bullied as a child. I was bullied for the fact that I was slightly overweight. When I was young, I was bullied because I was dyslexic and couldn't read. When I was older, I was bullied because I enjoyed reading and study. I know what its like. But bullying comes from differences, differences which should - and in the 'real world' often are- celebrated.

     

    Kids are bullied. That is horrible. But we shouldn't punish the children who could be bullied by restricting them from loving families, and we shouldn't punish potentially loving families from having children because of that. We should continue our efforts to stop bullying at all, not getting rid of all things that make people different. To me, that's just sowing the seeds of discrimination and prejudice.

    No, I said that I was in an interracial relationship and I also pointed out that I was contradicting myself with the whole bullying ideology. I've been bullied, too, for many things. I'm aware of what it's like as well. Either way, I suppose it doesn't really matter as long as both the child and the parents are happy.

     

    You just see more bullying of kids from same sex parents than you do kids from interracial parents. That's what seems to irk me.


  5. The same argument was levelled against interracial couples having kids forty or so years ago. And frankly, I think it only gets sillier the more often it's repeated.

     

    Bigotry and prejudice is overcome, in part, by making what the bigots fear mainstream. Many times, bigotry flourishes in a culture of ignorance and "us/them" mentality. If gay couples and their children are integrated into society, that culture and that mentality finds it much harder to take root.

     

    I confidently predict that forty years from now, the argument you just put forward for "why those gays shouldn't marry" will look just as flimsy as the argument back in the 60's and 70's that "blacks and whites shouldn't marry each other". Me? I'm a marriage commissioner in Canada, and I've proudly married gay couples in the past, and I look forward to uniting many more such couples in legal (and often holy) matrimony in the future.

    If you're implying that I'm a bigot, I most certainly am not. I'm extremely tolerant and open to the beliefs of others while withholding my own opinion most of the time. First of all, I'd like to express to you that my previous statements were not to start an argument, they were simply my own personal beliefs.

     

    I understand that not everyone is going to agree with me, of course, but like everyone else on this thread, I wanted to voice what I had to say.

     

    Flimsy as my "argument" may be, it's only a personal opinion and I don't have any intentions of imposing it on anybody else. If homosexual marriage is legal forty years from now? Great, that's wonderful. Still against what I believe personally, but what does it matter? If it's been passed, it's been passed.


  6. Ah but see here is the conundrum! If equality starts now, future kids wouldn't have to worry about being bullied years and years down the road.. it would be an accepted norm by then.

     

    There will never be a point of true equality, in my opinion. Just as there is still racism and sexism, though in very little amounts, there will still be homophobia and those who don't agree with it. Even so, years and years from now isn't the problem. The problem is what's happening right now.

     

    Its true, kids will be bullied. But kids will be bullied about anything. I'm not saying that to belittle the emotional effects of bullying, but the exact opposite- if one child wants to hurt another child, they'll find a reason, whether it be due to weight, glasses, looks, intelligence, hobbies, race, socio-economic status, etc. Having gay parents will be just another reason, and it should be the schools' and parents' duty to help overcome it if it does happen.

     

    Besides, the "it will cause bullying" problem has been used as a criticism before. When people were debating whether inter-racial marriages would be allowed, this was a cited as a reason not too. Clearly, bullying hasn't risen since then, and I doubt this will, either.

     

    I'm also for allowing gay couples to adopt, since there are a lot of children who never get adopted at all. I'm personally of the opinion that kids will be more happy in a happy, loving home, whether that home is the classic 'nuclear family' or not, than sitting in the adoption system which can have lots of negative impacts on mental health.

     

    Point is, they shouldn't be bullied at all. Sure, when you put it like that, yeah, all kids are bullied for one reason or another, but as a society, we need to start cutting down this list. The American society and social media is at fault for drilling a false sense of perfection into everyone's heads.

     

    I personally know kids who are still bullied for having interracial relationships, as well as their parents. I, myself, am in an interracial relationship and I do receive some flack every now and then from people who don't support my decisions (though I'm kind of contradicting my initial reasoning here). I understand where you're coming from, but I still don't support it.

     

    When you put it that way, yes, I'd also much rather have a kid with same sex parents than be stuck in an adoption home. It's just against my personal beliefs, not that it shouldn't happen. I have these kind of discussions with my best friend all the time. We come from different backgrounds, so we believe in different things. Before anybody asks, I'm not a Christian. I don't belong to any particular religion. I'm not sure what one would call that.


  7. I don't have a problem with gays and lesbians... My best friend is actually a lesbian, ha ha. I don't think that they should have the right to marry, though. It's just against what I believe in, personally.

    I don't believe that they are destroying the sanctity of marriage, no, not in the least. The majority of that is the fault of straight people, but I'm more worried about the kids.

     

    Not that homosexuals can't properly raise kids, that's not what I'm saying. Face it, either way, the kid's gonna get bullied and picked on when he/she gets older for having same sex parents. I don't think that's fair; it's actually kind of selfish.