Against same-sex marriage? Don’t worry about it

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The day has arrived, and whatever you think, pay attention.

The Supreme Court has begun the first of two days of oral arguments regarding Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. No matter what the outcome, the debate is expected to have far-reaching effects across the country.

If you don’t agree with same-sex marriage, if you don’t wave the rainbow flag, I have something to say: Don’t fight it happening.

Some believe that same-sex marriage will undermine heterosexual marriage. Some think civil unions would be better. Others plead us to “think of the children.” Same-sex marriage is a decisive issue. Few people are on the fence about it.

But think about this: How would legalizing same-sex marriage affect your day-to-day life?

If you’re in a heterosexual marriage, allowing others to enter same-sex marriages won’t change that. You’ll stay the same.

What you do when you openly fight against same-sex marriage is prevent other people from living their lives the same way you do. You prevent children of gay couples from having married parents. And it all happens because people hold the bible and “tradition” in higher esteem than human rights.

I’m not saying you need to start waving the rainbow flag, but stop fighting it. According to one poll, 53 percent of Americans support gay marriage. Just 10 months ago, only 49 percent supported it.

The tide of public opinion is shifting quickly.

Now the Supreme Court is addressing the matter, and the country watches with rapt attention.

Same-sex marriage will happen someday. Maybe not this week or next year, but it will happen. All of the pieces — widening support from politicians and the public — are falling into place. And if you are against it, don’t worry about it. Same-sex marriage won’t affect you. You will live your life as you want.

You’ll just have the knowledge that others can do the same.

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1 comment
  1. Thomas Nuffan said:

    I will start off by saying that even though I don’t go to church, I do consider myself a Christian and love God with all my heart. I’ve been through enough strife in this lifetime to give me this implication that there HAS TO BE SOMETHING and therefore I will, without hesitance, follow the beliefs that radiant from the covers of its sacred book. It is within my own mindset that I believe in the Scripture (1 Cor. 7:2-3) that reads that marriage is bestowed upon and reserved for a man and a woman.

    HOWEVER —

    I’m not the cynical type and continue to read on…

    When reading into The New Testament I come across words like this:

    “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven” — Luke 6:37

    “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” — James 1:26

    “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” — Matthew 22:36-40

    Therefore, in order for my own “salvation” even if I might personally “disagree” with the act of same sex marriage, to speak out against it will be to toil my own being into damnation. This is not the path I want to take and as I said before, I love God with all my heart and will do whatever is commanded of me. I will trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6) that he has a plan for all his children.

    Finally, there is one final piece to this puzzle at which I must abide by, which coincidently is not scripture, that I must follow, because If I do not, then I have betrayed the moral wishes and dreams of all of those that have fought and died for this great nation — and as long as I live here on this Earth, I will not have that hang over my conscience:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    May God indeed bless America as it has been done in the past and many more years to come — and may all those held within the chains of discrimination be freed

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