Originally Posted by WV
It's all splitting hairs and each group thinks they are more right than the other. And our Govenrment coddles enough groups now, what's one more.
If it accomplishes the result they are after I don't see the issue. Again I don't give two shits, they can legalize it and I couldn't care less. However, marriage is deeply rooted in religion (not just Christianity) and to most religious people that religious aspect is the sticking point.
It has nothing to do with treating someone as second class citizens, it's just terminology. I understand the fight, but I think this would be a good compromise considering the circumstances. Religious freedoms are part of what this country was founded on and I don't see where forcing religious believers to accept Gay Marriage is totally right either. If you could somehow remove the religious connotation I can see your point, but religion is deeply rooted in the traditional marriage.
Ultimately it's pretty stupid to have a fight over terminology and I realize I'm over simplifying it, but that's what it amounts to to me.
See, that's the sticking point to me. If you are one of those people who don't approve of gay marriage...no one is forcing you to get gay married.