There are many divisive issues in this country, but gay people getting married really ought not to be one of them. Here's why:
First, the Constitution. Duh. In fact, the First Amendment of the
Constitution. That alone should kill the argument. Unfortunately, a lot
of people think religion should play a role in government. But which
religion? Oh, yours? How convenient for you.
Second, about that
whole religion thing. Yeah, sorry to break it to you, but from the very
first marriages in recorded history to the present day, religion has
nothing to do with marriage. Some people (including myself) choose to
include religious ceremony and values in their marriage. But the
institution of marriage itself (and its legal implications) has
absolutely nothing to do with religion. It never has. And even if it
did, that whole First Amendment thing kind of overrides that argument.
Rock beats scissors.
Third, the argument that people of the
same sex getting married is "unnatural?" Two human beings born with the
genetics to love and be attracted to their own sex, instead of the
opposite sex--that, my friends, is the very definition of nature. Paper
These three facts alone (and they are facts--these
are not opinions) ought, logically, to kill the whole debate before it
even begins. Unfortunately, we are not a logical, fact-based society. We
are one of selfish politics, social anxieties, and church-influenced
government. But I have faith--if you want to call it that--that leveler
heads will prevail. Intelligence and logic will have their day all
across this country.
Oh, there no doubt will be pockets of
stubborn ignorance here and there. But we will win this. The people
against us simply do not have a leg to stand on. Their politicking will
only hold off absolute justice for so long.