People felt the same in the 60s, before blacks had real rights in the south.
Some food for thought.
the only thing about the 60's that I hate as a southerner is that the north gets a free pass...sure black people had the right to vote up there about 30 years prior or so, but their everyday life was just as horrible and they dealt with outright and subtle racism as much or more then their fellow african americans in the south.
Direct racism is one of the most surprising things when you witness it. It is like, did that guy/gal really just say that...holy shit. That is really offensive stuff. Luckily it is fading out though, but unfortunately it is being replaced by subtle racism.
The same arguments used against gay marriage are the same arguments used back in the day against interracial marriage.
Here's my opinion. The need to remove the word marriage altogether. Make everything a civil union, and if you want to be "married", talk to a priest of some sort. Basically, take this argument out of the government. Nothing would change, except all the people that, for some reason, have a problem with Gays using the term "marriage", would be placated. It is all semantics, and therefore stupid IMO.
How I really feel, is that this is a simple case of ignorance. People are bigoted due to their ignorance and are told to defend "marriage" tooth and nail. It doesn't matter if two gay guys get married. It doesn't affect anyone besides the two getting married. People need to live their own lives to the best of their abilities and stop trying to tell everyone else how to live theirs. Stop the bigotry and hate. It is unnecessary and will shorten your lifespan.
The term of marriage was around before religion (i.e. christianity) claimed it as their own...much like morals
Originally Posted by name goes here
The longer I'm married - the more they piss me off
Someone posted that marriage is bad. To my mind it's the best thing for the child to grow up with two available parents - who live together, get along. And then the rest of the family etc. Marriage is the best way to get that right?
First, I am a guy that gets a fake tan...only because it helps control my back and shoulders from breaking out though in the winter months when I can't go in the sun.
Second, I think MC's point that marriage is bad is being misunderstood by you. I think he only meant it as a personal choice and that it wasn't bad as much as he just disagreed with it. I am not sure where he stands on monogamy, but marriage is not the only way to achieve it.
Being in a relationship is already complicated enough. Why bring the government into it and complicate it more? I don't have a problem with marriage as I am happily married, but I understand people that do.