Can someone please explain this to me? Why does anyone really give a shit? Has marriage strictly between a man and a woman prevented the "decline of our country's moral fiber"? Are there less abusive marriages? More children raised in love and safety? Less adultery? Less alcoholism or drug abuse? More stable marriages?
I don't think I need to point out that the number of women murdered by their spouses increases every year. I don't think I need to point out that children are being abused in record numbers and in the most insidious of manners. The divorce rate is now at 50%. I don't think I need to point out that our "Correct Marriages" have done jack shit to make us a better country.
Marriage is a difficult institution. The level of commitment needed to keep from walking away when things are feeling impossible is not a trait unique to heterosexuals.
Why would we, as a country, be so opposed to a loving union between two people? Are we terrified of giving gays tax breaks, legal responsibility for each other, or the respect that comes from being in a loyal union?
We are being wiretapped. Our children (mine) have been patted down in TSA security checks, our ports remain unsecured and we have reached STUPID LEVELS of death over in Iraq. However, as long as we keep those gays in their place we feel safer?
& I swear, if one person comments that they "don't believe" in homosexuality, I will be forced to laugh out loud at you all day long. Belief is something you need for something you can't actually see... you can't NOT believe in something that actually exists. It is the moronic equivalent of, "I don't believe in Hummers." Just because you don't like them, doesn't mean they aren't on the road.
However, I would be interested in hearing actual reasons people may have for agreeing with the Senate. You can't sway me, but I appreciate a good argument.
**this is not a religious issue... this is not a desire for a religious union... this is about legality, not faith.
Think with love. See with your heart.