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cyndrarae

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10 reasons why gay marriage is wrong..

Snagged from giantlovetingle :

1) Being gay is not natural.
And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, piercings and silicon breasts...

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.
In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behav​ior.
People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all.
Hence why women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed.
And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.
So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children.
Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight child​ren.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.
In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.
Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Re-post this if you believe love makes a marriage.
American nationals - vote NO on Prop 8.



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#3, if put a different way, actually is somewhat true. There are at least as many, if not more people in the US that would like to enter into official polygamous marriages as gay ones (are you aware of just how many FLDS there are in the US, not to mention other polygamist groups, and the countless independent polygamists who don't belong to any group at all?). Do you support that as well? All forms of polymarriage? By trying to change the definition to ignore gender, what is there preventing it from changing number? Granted, bestiality is taking it a bit too far, but that was kind of the point of the list above; they weren't trying to be realistic about it. I think advocates for gay marriage should be aware of this--and come to grips with it. If they're going to support gay marriage, I think by their arguments it's hypocritical not to support polymarriage too.

Personally, I don't believe gay marriage should be legalized, because marriage is, by definition, between a man and a woman. People can live with whoever they please without calling it marriage, and marriage isn't even discriminatory. A gay man can marry a woman if they so choose (barring that neither one is mentally incompetent or whatever other specific condition which precludes marriage), and a lesbian can marry a man if she so chooses. No discrimination there. I'm far more likely to be OK with a state allowing civil unions so long as they don't try to call it marriage, because it isn't. For all the conditions and laws surrounding marriage, that essential definition has always been the same.

I'm not going to go around preaching to everyone about it, however; it's not worth that sort of energy. I hope that you don't think of me as extremely prejudiced and hateful for voicing that view. I don't hate gay people, I just have good reasons for not supporting changing the definition of marriage.

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