Saying that other people's marriage is against your religion is like saying that I can't have cake and ice cream because you are on a diet.
— Monica Salcedo (@Monicks) March 22, 2012
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… and eff off! … um… if you would please be so kind. (◕‿~)✿
There would be none.
From the religious standpoint, it is a violation of an ancient law, a bible verse from the Book of Leviticus written two thousand years ago. By this logic, (and I’m using the word very lightly), we should legalize slavery and define the rules on how to beat your slave.
But, that is what you believe is the inerrant word of your god. So, okay, let’s dance to that tune. Guess what. It still doesn’t affect you!
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The fact that you, (and I), don’t fully understand how someone can feel romantic love for a person of their same sex, or that your religiosity makes you see gay love as an abomination; furthermore, that you might be grossed out by thinking about the ‘how’s of gay sexuality, are not good reasons for gay people to be denied the right to get married.
If you think that homosexuality is a choice, please think really hard and try to remember when you decided to be heterosexual. You won’t be able to remember, because you didn’t. You were born that way, and so were they.
Why should heterosexuality be more valued, or viewed as more normal, or more moral than homosexuality? It isn’t.
Why should you be concerned with what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their home?
Gay marriage is a matter of justice. Gay people are people, they deserve the same privileges and protections associated with marriage that everyone else is granted.
More importantly, homosexuality is a form of love, and just for that it deserves respect.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
― David Foster Wallace
Saying that other people’s marriage is against your religion is like saying that I can’t have cake and ice cream because you are on a diet. @Monicks