NY. Rainbows Gone Wild-Gay Marriage
I don’t want to piss off anyone with my personal viewpoint on this issue. Being a Libertarian I am not terribly troubled by most things gay. I figure if people live their lives respectful of others around them, most people can get along no matter what their differences.
Yep, I live in Utopia. Thing is though that you have these f**king whack-jobs who want to just keep pushing for more “rights” and such for themselves by remaking society, or certain aspects of society, in an image that they think will finally make things “fair” for them. Guess what you victim mentality assholes, not everybody gives a rats ass about your gayness. That’s right – your audience has changed while you weren’t looking.
A marriage is usually thought of as being sanctioned by a Church.
A civil ceremony usually is not based on or connected in any way to any religion. Typically performed by an officiant who is licensed by the state.
Traditional couples are allowed to be united in “civil ceremonies”. Gay couples are allowed to be married in “civil ceremonies”.
So, we clearly have a lovely balance of equality there.
Why do some traditional couples choose civil ceremonies?
Because they have no interest in being united by a religious figure. They simply don’t feel the desire to profess in a way that binds them religiously as well as legally.
They feel that would signal their acceptance or participation/belief in a particular faith. Or, they are just cheap and want to get through the process as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
And some are not eligible to be married under a particular churches rules. As happened to me!
Why do some gay couples so strongly desire the religious connotations that are implicit with a gay “marriage” rights law?
I personally think the primary problem with this marriage debate is that people aren’t differentiating between a religious/spiritual marriage and a civil marriage. That is largely the governments fault for taking on the word “marriage” in the first place.
And to open the door for Churches, who have the absolute religion based conviction that marriage is between one man and one woman, and who are committed to the teachings of their faith(s), to be persecuted and sued if they refuse to perform a marriage ceremony? Unacceptable!
I didn’t attempt to sue the Catholic Church for refusing to perform the marriage between myself and my husband (annulment issue). No, instead we had a beautiful civil ceremony.
Not every gay couple even wants to be married, or cares about being married in something other than a civil union.
Make no mistake, “forcing” churches to perform gay marriages (it will happen) will NOT be a “rights” thing. It will be a devastating blow to the structure of religion.
I have always believed that people have a right to “live who they are“. Well, within the law and as long as no one else is hurt. You know, live and let live.
If gay “marriage” is passed, soon it will not be tolerated that some Churches opt out. Churches will eventually be forced to perform these “marriages”. The government will absolutely insert itself into the business of the Churches in the interest of perceived fairness.
This will surely follow if gay “marriage” laws are passed.
Unless you’re trying to have a gay marriage in the Muslim faith. Good luck with that. Yes, in fact, if these same gay people that have worked so hard to bring this about, had worked JUST AS DILIGENTLY to bring about real acceptance in the Muslim community, I guess I could believe it really is about the true issue of “marriage”. Guess it’s just the Christians that are intolerant of gays and need to be bashed about and made to acquiesce huh?
Tell me how that is?