Another gay marriage thread.
"Originally Posted by Common Sense
Why must we use the term "marriage" when talking about gay rights. Give them equal rights, but don't give them "marriage". Like I have already said, "Marriage" is a union of a man and a woman and acknowledges (intentionally or otherwise) religious principles of commitment, forgiveness, love and monogamy etc. Our whole societal structure is based on the principles of marriage. Of course, many people will be angry when someone tries to alter a fundamental aspect of their life and society by altering the context of "marriages".
It is similar to the outrage expressed at Polygamists. By altering the conventional framework of "marriage" they challenge mainstream beliefs on ethical, societal and spiritual levels.
Let gay people be gay, good on them. Do they qualify to get "married" in the conventional sense? No."
I totally agree with this. It's sort of trampling on Christians to demand they allow Gay Marriage (rather than just gay civil partnership). Don't know why you are getting mod jumped, when other posters are calling each other insensitive bigots and whatnot.
*pulls off the wedding ring*
Well that doesn't happen with marriage most of the time, more than 60% of marriage ends in divorce. Are you saying a piece of paper is going to stop that from happening? Beyond the marriages that end with divorce a huge number of people who remain married fight constantly and are "unhappily married". Most of the time divorce is best for all parties involved and when that is the case marriage is doing more damage to all parties involved.
60% in America. (Eng is pretty much the same, but other cultures are diff)
The prob isn't with marriage then, it's with people not being able to put their children before themselves.
My wife's family is all none divorce - it's like a massive clan each family has 4+ kids, relatives are all close, it's awesome. Old people don't live in homes don't get lonely. Kids have tons of kids to play with. Anyone ****s up their life there are lots of people to help. And for money and business - it's exactly like all those evil Jewish conspiracies you hear, except not Jewish, and I profit. BWAHAHAHA!
In comparison my family is full of divorces, few kids, siblings who hate each other, people hardly meet each other. It sucks to be honest, it's pretty much the same as having no family. Everyone is self centered. Bitter divorces wipe out more money than those involved ever see again. Anybody makes any money, it tends to die with them, resentful old rich gay bastard. (On topic everyone saying they have gay friends, I know more gay jerks, just a coincidence).
Maybe marriages should be limited, like 10years or something. Though when I'm 80 or such, I hope I'm married rather than on my own.