October 30, 2008
Okay, here's my question to proponents of California Proposition 8: What are some of the bad things that could happen if couples of the same sex are allowed to marry? I've heard people express the opinion that it shouldn't be allowed, and I've even heard them give reasons, but I've never heard anyone speak of any consequences of allowing same-sex marriages.
I think this is an important question. It's fine to express a dislike of something, but if nothing bad will ever come of it, I would have a hard time justifying enacting legislation to stop it.
I did read an article that expressed the feelings of a married couple who felt that marriage should be about having babies. They claimed to not have any problems accepting gay couples, but they felt that marriage should only be between a man and a woman because its purpose is to create offspring. I don't agree with that opinion, but I would still like to hear them word their opposition to gay marriage in terms of possible bad future consequences.
If the purpose of marriage is to create offspring, then maybe they are concerned about the human population? If so, do they really think that the human race will be wiped out if some married couples do not produce children? I just don't get it.
Please name some bad things that could happen if gays are given the same opportunity to marry as everyone else.
Posted at October 30, 2008 03:53 PM