I was disheartened to read that "Prop 8" was passed in California.
I will never understand opinions such as, "Allowing gay marriage will undermine what it means to be married". Or, this even worse, ill-conceived brain fart, "What's next? Letting men and dogs marry? Legalizing Pedophilia?"
I loathe adding that last part, but there are people who propagate that swill. As a serious argument, is this the best the dissenting side can come up with?
My marriage is relatively strong, as marriages go. The only people who can undermine that is my husband and I.
People talk about this as an moral issue. Where's the morality in not allowing a person to be told of their partner's medical status while he or she is laying in the hospital because he or she is not "family"? Where is the morality in telling a person that their partner cannot be covered under their partner's health insurance, because they are not considered a "spouse"?
Where is the morality in telling a couple that their commitment, their love, their union is less than what the "status quo" dictates?
Gays did not make a choice to be gay. The choice they want to make is to be recognized as married in every sense of the word.
Why can't it just be that simple?