Seriously?

Seriously?

That’s your argument? OK, I have to say something because people are pissing me off. Are we really not giving rights to a group of people based on something as simple as semantics? Does anyone else find it really freaking dumb that gay people can’t get married just because we can’t agree on the definition of marriage?

Check out the debate going on here.

m_kat18 writes:

If only people would do their research on marriage theyd learn that marriage is a divine union between a man and a woman done in a Holy ceremony and is not for homosexuals. I have respect for all people, including homosexuals and I believe that marriage is not for them. If they want to be united there are other ways that do not have to offend others’ beliefs and lifestyles.

If that’s your definition of marriage, then I don’t want to be married! Why should it be limited to homosexuals? Shouldn’t anyone who doesn’t believe in your God or follow your practices not have the right to be married under your definition of the word as well?

Marriage is a WORD. It means whatever the hell we want it to mean! If you don’t want people getting married in your church FINE! But if you get to define marriage how you want, shouldn’t everyone else have that right too? Why do you get to pick the definition of marriage? What the hell makes you so fucking special? You weren’t there first!

There is a difference, a big difference between religious marriage and legal marriage. Your religious organization can pick and choose whoever they want to marry or what marriages they want to recognize. Most people don’t have a problem with that. The government on the other hand has an obligation to treat all citizens of this country equally and right now, a big chunk of those citizens aren’t getting the same benefits as everyone else.

You want to call legal marriage a civil union? Fine, I think that’s really silly, but if that’s the only way to shut you up, then OK, we’ll call legal marriage a civil union. If we do it that way, then EVERYONE who is only legally married, must call it a civil union. I’m sure as hell not getting married in a “Holy ceremony,” so I must not be getting married then. You know what, as long as my friends, family and government legally recognize our relationship in the same way as your marriage, if you don’t want to call it a marriage, I’m OK with that. It’s a WORD! He’ll still be my husband and you’ll still be a poo head.

Marriage is just a word. It has different meanings to different people. Grow the fuck up and GET OVER IT ALREADY!

2 Responses

  1. I hear ya. Amidst many positive reports lately (Vermont, Iowa), I am just furious at the homophobia and hatred I have seen and read. I can’t tolerate it anymore – it doesn’t make sense, and my ears want to explode every time!
    From what I understand, in other countries, even if marriage is often tied up with Catholicism or another religion, having equal rights as a domestic partner married in a non-religious ceremony is no big deal.

  2. m_kat18 writes:

    If only people would do their research on marriage theyd learn that marriage is a divine union between a man and a woman done in a Holy ceremony and is not for homosexuals. I have respect for all people, including homosexuals and I believe that marriage is not for them. If they want to be united there are other ways that do not have to offend others’ beliefs and lifestyles.

    I find that line in that paragraph to be so contradicting in so many ways. First of all, what about the lifestyles & beliefs of homosexuals? To not allow them to marry is offensive to their beliefs & lifestyles as well. And people wonder why I’m not religious. All that Holy Ceremony crap just isn’t for me.