My Opinion

I am not gay, BUT, I support gay marriage.

In my opinion, marriage is the formation of a family unit. When you get married, you are basically saying that you want to team up with another person and become a family unit. You are saying that you will stick together even when times get very, very bad...You will lean on each other. Put up with each others faults, and have each other's backs... it isn't easy to face the world alone these days. I do not think that this is a privilege that should be confined to straight people alone. Everyone should be allowed to express love for who they want and declare it to the world. Gay's shouldn't be excluded. Marriage has never been a purely religious convention. Atheists get married...

In the olden days, people got married when they wanted to start a family. I think gays should be allowed to start family units. I also think gay people should be allowed to have children. There are more unsuitable parents out there than gay people... like druggies for examples. Orphanages make terrible parents... being raised in an orphanage predisposes children to having a higher risk of being poor, homeless, dementia, criminal activity, etc... Most of the gay people I have met have been strong willed, intelligent, and very caring. I do not think that being gay should be one of the factors that excludes a person from adopting. Special adoption education programs can be set up to inform gay adopting parents of the difficulties that their child will encounter growing with gay parents. Furthermore, the income of the average gay family in America is higher than that of a straight family... that means that on average, gay people have a stronger financial back bone to support their children...

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2 Responses Mar 13, 2010

Thank you. I mean it.

While your logic and words are excellent, I can think of a reason to support gay marriage that is SO much simpler: with all the hate in the world, why on Earth should we not support 2 people willing to tell everyone how much they love each other?? No kids? Well, sad but true. But how many of our own children will live longer and happier by seeing such an excellent example of daring to love? To be honest, I'll still cringe when I see two men or women kiss because I was born in an older world, but I'll be more than happy to be a witness and throw some rice..<br />
Thanks for the writings Thinkingsoul..