A general definition of marriage is that it is a social contract between two individuals that unites their lives legally, economically and emotionally. So why stop homosexuals? I don’t think that there is any good reason for the government's exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. This denial of marriage to committed couples does nothing to address any of the things people worry about: divorce, men and women's "freighted" relationships, "unintended" children, etc. Most of the Government bureaucrats are of view that the children of different-sex couples are raised well in wedlock, then why don’t they advocate abolishing divorce or compelling different-sex couples that conceive "unintentionally" to marry? Wouldn't that make more sense than prohibiting same sex couples from marrying, thereby punishing them and the children they are raising?
Do traditional (different sex-couples) cease having sex, having babies, or getting married just because the same-sex couples next door got a marriage licence. Terminating the exclusion of same sex people from marriage does not take anything away from, or hurt, anyone. What hurts people is selectively withholding the freedom to marry. Civil Union Act was passed in USA in 2007 but An official commission in New Jersey found that in emergency rooms, in financial aid offices and in companies across the state, same-sex couples and their families are still being denied the rights and protections they were promised. The commission stated, that the difference in terminology, between 'marriage' and 'civil union,' stigmatizes gays and lesbians and their families because they are singled out as different." Everyone knows what marriage means; it is a statement so important that most people wear its symbol on their hand. Government should not be in the discrimination business and put obstacles in the path of people who love.
Governments stand and other activist stand on same sex Marriages, reminds me of Ronald Reagan's definition of an economist: someone "who sees something work in practice and wonders if it will work in theory". Gay and lesbian couples can now marry in 12 countries on four continents and the sky has not fallen in any of them, rather allowing them will make our society look more mature and liberal.
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