I would vote for it. However, law and religion are supposed to be completely separate things, and that's why all the arguing is happening. Religion does not want gay marriage to occur because in religion, marriage is supposed to be a sacred ritual between two people of opposite sex.
However, there is a major difference between a civil union and marriage.
For civil unions to be available to all couples regardless of their sex, that is what I would vote for. Because that is the law, not religion. A civil union is 'marriage' in the eyes of the law, not in the eyes of religion. That's what needs to be fought for. Nobody should be trying to change thousand year old religions just because they don't like their old customs.
Religion is religion, law is law, people need to realise that and keep them separate.
Marriage is between two people the love each other. I don't really mind gay people they are nicer than those christian who want there right gone. Love should be shared with any kind of relationship gay and not.
I would vote for it. Though, I must say my reasons why have pretty much been summed up by all these comments (at least the ones agreeing with me). Actually, though, I'm bi, might like to get married to another female at some point, and honestly have no idea whether or not the gods approve of it. I'm Norse Pagan and I know the Norse way back when would burn homosexuals at the stake (it's where the word fag [meaning "burning stick"] came from). I still don't know how the gods felt about it then or now, though.
Truth is. I would vote in favor of gay marriage. A lot of my friends are gay and to me, it doesn't matter. They are still some awesome friends. I think we should even go further and stop introducing them as: her name is... She is gay. I mean, they are normal, balanced people.
So it matters not who you love, if it's men, women, nyancats... We should all be allowed to bond with our signinficant one the way we want. If a gay couple want to be united, recognized by it's country as a married couple then LET THEM DO IT. For fuck's sake.
they do it without bothering anyone. I find it horrible that in a world calling itself civilized and modern people shall not be allowed to show their love and affection in the sunlight
I wouldn't let gays to adopt children (not because of gays, because of society), but ofcourse they should get marry. They have feelings too, right? :/ I'm not really a fan of gays but they are people too...
I would vote yes, Not because I have a girlfriend myself But because aren't we all human? Don't we all have the same skeleton? The same organs? The same beating heart? Wouldn't we all lay down are lives for the ones we love? or just stop to think of their beautiful smilling faces? What's so different about loving the same gender? And that whole population crap doesn't work anymore, Infact I find that we're over-populated. Also the bible does not deem it wrong, You probably read it wrong or something, Because no where in the bible does it deem being homosexual "wrong" I would vote yes, Because we have the right to marry who we wish to. Me and my girlfriend are still waiting for that day we can marry. I've been wanting to ask her to marry me for awhile now and I'm pretty sure the both of us refuse to go somewhere else to get married. It would be nice to have it where we born and where we met in college.
Vote for it.. why should it have to be that only heterosexual couples allowed to marry.. for partners that are not married it's pretty tough.. I saw this the other day while on facebook.. "In countries where same-sex marriage is not legal, gay couples cannot take advantage of the benefits awarded to heterosexual couples when they marry. Here are just a few... Assumption of Spouse’s Pension Automatic Inheritance Automatic Housing Lease Transfer Bereavement Leave Burial Determination Child Custody Crime Victim’s Recovery Benefits Divorce Protections Domestic Violence Protection Exemption from Property Tax on Partner’s Death Immunity from Testifying Against Spouse Insurance Breaks Joint Adoption and Foster Care Joint Bankruptcy Joint Parenting (Insurance Coverage, School Records) Medical Decisions on Behalf of Partner Certain Property Rights Reduced Rate Memberships Sick Leave to Care for Partner Visitation of Partner’s Children Visitation of Partner in Hospital or Prison Wrongful Death (Loss of Consort) Benefit" I think there was a same-sex marriage here though only one I know of but I don't know if it was real or not... since the one who "married" was a singer who acted gay in order to get attention.. now I'm not certain whether he is gay or not.. and don't really care.. For all I know, here in Bulgaria, homosexuality is legal, taboo outside of the big cities and rarely welcomed there.. it is to be decided whether same-sex marriage should be legalized... Most of the people here are way too stuck up and don't really accept anything that is not considered normal by society... one of the main reasons for this being the church as the country is a bit too religious.. To sum it all up: [link]
lol, well I'm gay, so I'm gonna vote for it. I don't know that I really ever want to get married... but I would very much like to at least have the option. (Although I much prefer when people call it "marriage equality" because it's not like I want a special type of "gay" wedding, or special "gay" privileges. (which I know is not what people mean when they say "gay marriage" but it has those undertones, and I think that causes some people to have more of a subconscious aversion to it.) I would just want a normal wedding and a normal marriage like anyone else.)
I wouldn't know if I wanna vote or not All I know is "better dun vote" Cuz in my country,everything is straight I live in FREGGIN Malaysia right here ==; Honestly,in real life I would go for straight,but in online I would just go either Yuri nor Yaoi Depends where my soul lives on -.-
I live in Iowa and gays have absolutely full equal rights ( even though they're not always treated like it ). The US needs to get shit together and stop leaving SO MANY different things up to the state and just have it everywhere. I mean, If I married somebody here, it's fully legit. But if I go to a state where they don't "recognize" anything other than 100% straight marriage, she's not my wife. How do they really think that's fucking working
I would vote for it because it is my firm belief that we are all equal. It has nothing to do with religion, it shouldn't have to do anything with religion; we are all people no matter what. The main argument for anti-gay is that it goes against god's word. Well let me clear that up for you, we all don't have the same religion and the same beliefs. Even then they claim Leviticus, well if you're a Christian we don't follow the words of the Old Testament rather those of the New Testament and Jesus said to love thy neighbor. He died so we wouldn't have to follow the same things as our predecessors and nowhere did he say anything against homosexuality. I'm a catholic and I believe that gays should get married.
I would definitely vote for it. Love can form between any gender, why should we say that a man may only marry a woman? Giving benefits to only one couple type is like saying completely normal feelings of love and attraction between homosexuals is wrong. Unfortunately, I live in the USA where most citizens are intolerant and wish to push their religious (majority Christian) beliefs on everyone. We are getting a little better though. Same-sex marriage is legal in 9 states and the District of Colombia. Only 41 states to go!
Luckily, gay marriage is already legal in Germany, and adoption is possible as well >u< But if I had to vote, IŽd vote FOR it. Because I think that the gender doesnŽt matter if you love somebody, and because IŽm bisexual myself... and if I wanted to marry a woman, IŽd like to have the right to do so
Because... Do I even need a reason to support it? I mean, look at some of the straight people we allow to be legally married. Really, I don't think it matters who gets married or what their orientation is. And to the people using the "Christian" argument, I'm a Christian and I fully support equal rights.
Because even if it doesn't affect me.. that's exactly the point. I don't want to marry someone of the same sex, but other people do. It should definitely be up to them, and they have come with a resounding 'yes I'd like to do this' so I will support that.
I say for, because everyone deserves to be happy and in love and be able to have that love on a deeper level, no matter who you fall in love with. there are a few states in the US that already have gay marriage legal, but my state is one of the unfortunate ones that still refuses to do it. My hope is that at least before I graduate from college (which I'm starting next year) that Delaware will be a Gay Marriage state, but all we can do it wait and hope.
I would vote for 'cuz I know from personal xp(I have a friend who is gay) and everybody has feelings....nature made them that way, there's always exceptions even if they're bad or not, being different is being unique, the social understandings just made the people being scared from the different things.
For, obviously. I don't think marriage is a big deal, and I don't think it's a particularly important thing. But, if any two people can get married, then any other two people should be able to get married. Obviously.
I hate it when people say that marrage is a religous instatution. Its not! The State and Religion are supposed to stay seperate from each other (in theory anyway) yet both dictate to the other who can marry. Marriage is no longer a religious institution, you can get married in a church and everything...but until you file for a licence and then file the paper work signed by a "State approved" representative (i.e. Priest, pastor ect. ect) you are not considered legally married.
I feel if anyone wants to marry they should be able to. and by the way....I'm tired of people using what's supposedly written in a holy book (translated and written and then retranslated and re-written to many times to count!) to validate their beliefs. There are dozens of things that the Bible says we shouldn't do and that we should that are so ridiculous and archaic that even the church wouldn't condone them.
Its good to have a system of beliefs but its wrong to force your beliefs on a group of people simpley because you disagree with/fear their/or are disgusted by their way of life.
cause i live in the US it a state right so not every state in the US has Gay marriage. i would vote for it cause my uncles are gay, they live in California and are already married but still i would vote for it. everyone should have an equal chance at happiness.
Totally for it. I'm not homosexual myself, I'm a heterosexual female, but that doesn't mean I judge or look down on others who are not. I'd be heartbroken if someone told me I couldn't marry the man I love. So why deny them the right? They are human beings too, and they should be fully entitled to the same rights that heterosexual couples get. Like many above me It is in our constitutional rights, and I fully support marriage for a heterosexual couple as well as a homosexual couple, after all Love is what matters not the sex of your loved one. And as far as religion goes, I understand your beliefs, but religion truly has no place here.
While I will always vote yes for the country wide legalization of gay marriage, I personally will settle for a form of civil union that includes all of the privileges that being married gives. Simply because I have no more desire to be married in a church than the church has to have me be wed by their priest.
Gay marriage is legal in Canada, where I'm from and I think it should be legal all across the world. Denying someone their civil rights and liberties is just another way for governments and the overly religious to control others. And yes, I'm a Christian, but I don't believe that Jesus would damn people for loving another human being, regardless of their sex. He loves everyone, no exceptions.
I'd vote for it. My philosophy is rather simple: Let them suffer through the marriage thing just like the rest of us. What does it matter that they're into their same sex? They should have the same legal rights as any other married couple or domestic partnership. It's not going to change my sexuality, or infringe upon my civil liberties or take away from my bank account...blah blah blah. If they want to get married, divorced, live together, whatever, let them do so. How in the hell will that effect their neighbor? Or anyone else. We argue about it only because we can, and because it's what the 'insert religeous text title here' tells us it's wrong.