Monday, October 26, 2009
Why Do Homosexuals Want To Get Married?
Why do homosexuals want to get married?
Isn't marriage a religious thing? Was it not founded by religions that hold homosexuality to be an "abomination" and what have you? I'm not religious and it doesn't matter to me in the least, but I don't see the point of marriage between any two persons. You could just as easily agree to "spend your life" with someone without a piece of paper saying that you're going to do so, right?
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A gay man can't leave his property to his partner of 24 years when he dies, because they aren't "married". The family that he has never spoken to since his parents beat him up for being gay get to take everything.
A lesbian cannot visit her partner in the hospital because she's not "married" to her, even though the sick woman knows she is dying and just wants to be with her beloved until her dying breath.
A gay couple who has adopted a child will easily have that child taken away because they are not married.
These are just off the top of my head. Let's not add insurance coverage, tax exemptions and benefits, and so many other issues into the mix of "marriage equality".
RE your "religious" argument of marriage, please explain to me why atheists - who just happen to be heterosexual - can go down to city hall and get a marriage license.