« on: July 06, 2006, 05:25:02 PM »
I am all for a civil union between man and man or woman and woman where they get the same tax breaks etc as regular married folks. I guess for me it is okay for gays to do whatever they want in their own houses and to be able to get the same financial breaks etc. What I am against is for this union to be viewed as a "marriage". Marriage is a union between MAN and WIFE, which gays do not satisfy and as such, their union should not in anyway be viewed as one.
The phrase, "I pronounce you husband and wife", or "you are now man and wife" (in courtheld marriages), has some meaning to it and this meaning is what the orginial need for marriage comes from, the ability to procreate and create a family borne out of this meaning. Gay unions should never be upheld as marriage and I for one do not believe whatever studies that have shown that children will thrive in a traditional family as well as in a gay family. A child requires nurturing from a mother and a father, the balance that this union presents cannot be measuerd, and yes I do know that more people are being raised in single family homes etc, but do you ever wonder why some kids in these single family homes need a role model of the sex that is missen from their homes?!?!?
I didn't intend to delve too deep into this discussion, like I had mentioned on some other post of mine, I have so much else that I need to be doing. I will leave my torch on this topic to burn out at this point, my views are mine and not everyone has to agree. It is the people who should agree on what marriage should be, and as it is, on more occassions than this, *we*, the people of the US have opposed gay marriage, that must be saying something.