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How to Be Against Gay Marriage and Still Be Socially Liberal

Posted in Gay Marriage by Christopher Sarda on August 26, 2010

There is a way believe it or not, to believe that homosexuals shouldn’t be allowed to marry and not lose any socially liberal credibility. In my apparently psycho head, I can agree with someone that says: “Marriage is something that can only be between a man and a woman,” if that’s what their religion says, then so be it. I’d probably disagree with the religion as a whole anyway. In my understanding of the history and point of marriage, is that marriage is a religious institution, and since it is, why do and why should the US government and state governments recognize any marriage officially?

To the people on the right that try to compromise and say marriage is only for a man and a woman, so the gay community should seek civil unions, I say the opposite! We should abolish marriage and everyone should be able to have a civil union legally, and then you and your church, and family and friends can decide what “marriage” is, without the aid of Congress. Church and State should be separated to protect one from the other, yet no one seems to catch on to the fact that marriage itself is a religious institution.

The gay community sees that a different group of people, heterosexuals, get to do something that they don’t, marriage. What they don’t realize is that they’re fighting for the civil right to have the same government yoke on them as the heterosexuals get. The more religious heterosexuals see it as a crown, but it is a yoke, an unnecessary, mostly unconstitutional title, and saying it’s only for men and women is discrimination.

So I’ve run into a problem. I have issue, with an issue, that no one else seems to have an issue with. We’re all about stopping monuments of the ten commandments from being built on a government site, but everyone pretends marriage is secular? No it isn’t. In my position, just do to the fact that it’s wrong for the government to favor one group over another , I ‘d have to vote yes for any gay marriage initiatives that come through, but make no mistake about it, I am against gay marriage.


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  1. torqueflite said, on August 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    That’s a disingenuous argument. Marriage is much more than a religious sacrament; it is a legal contract, a vital cultural institution and a universally recognized social construct. As such, it conveys innumerable material benefits and social approval. “Civil union” simply doesn’t carry the social and legal importance that the term “marriage” does, and the only reason anyone is even suggesting such a change is because gay people wish to join their heterosexual counterpoints in enjoying it.

  2. Christopher Sarda said, on August 28, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Who is suggesting a change to calling all of it a civil union besides me? Why can’t a civil union be “a legal contract, a vital cultural institution, and a universally recognized social construct” In fact civil unions are all of those things, except they are not a religious sacrament. I don’t care if we call them marriages outside of the government sphere, I don’t care what we call them.

    In fact your argument is circumstantial at best. Why couldn’t “civil union” carry the social and legal importance that the term “marriage” does? It just doesn’t? Marriage is magically important? Why is it that you’re so fixated with the term “marriage.” Marriages don’t have to go away, the only thing that does is the support of religious institutions by our government. My post is many things: strange, off kilter, maybe wrong (probably not though) I don’t see disingenuous, I don’t see how someone could be more candid.

    (although I will say the title is meant to draw people in 😉 )

  3. Egg Donor said, on December 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    i think that gay marriage should be allowed in certain states but not in other states ~:;

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