But this is what all those who object to gay marriage do, it is all about religion! "all those"? Uh, I don't get that point. My opinion has NOTHING to do with religion. As I said, I have no problem with them having a legal "union", but "marriage" is different.
And, yes, I do know a lot about insurances and how they are based and how underwriting and statistics change the costs.
I do, however, have a problem with those who think the institution will be degraded because homosexuals want the same rights as the rest of us
I don't get this at all either Mark! To me what I hold true and sacred, no one in this world can take that away from me!
Oh I wouldn't disagree with you on this as I myself only have insurance experience from paying it, not administering it!
I should clarify that "all those" by saying most people who are against Gay marriage. Those people was a reference to all those people whose arguments are against why Gays should not be married uses religion as their main source of argument.
OK, I'm going to be completely against the popular view here, but, homosexuals should not be equal to heterosexuals.
It is not an unpopular view and it is your opinion and you have every right to it! As much as we don't agree, I respect it just the same!
The union of two people of the same sex is simply not natural. I don't care about all the PC crap in this world- it's simply against nature to have to humans of the same sex as a couple
Yeah, I know there are a lot of gay couples, I even have friends who are gay, had a lesbian couple at a pool party of mine, etc. I have no problem with them or what they do behind closed doors. But, do I think it's natural? No.
Do you ever think that it is not unatural because it is not what is known to be natural because what is known to us is man and woman? That is how religion as us introduced to the earth in its' sexuality. Sure God made Adam and Eve, this is what we know because this is what we were told by those who translated the bible from the beginning of time. But did you ever wonder if there was something else, other things that we were not told because they (the translators) didn't want us to know, or to be overwhelmed by? I dunno, there are just some things that I wonder about and one of them is, if it was not supposed to be, Gay people, why is it? Did they get the ideas in their heads that "hey, yes, we can be attracted to each other and love each other the way a man and woman do". How did this happen? This would be delving even further into the psyche of what and how homosexuals exist that have yet to be answered, and a discussion that many people don't want to have, is beig homosexual a natural thing that they have been born with, or is it learned? Don't you think that if they weren't a part of God's design, his creation, that it would not be?
I guess now is the time when some people will say they are the work of the devil!
"Marriage" should be held sacred. It should be between a man and a woman and should not be taken lightly. Maybe if we treated it a bit more sacredly we would have the divorce rate and mixed up families that we do.
I agree it should be held sacred and it is sacred to all who enter into it! I agree that it should not be taken lightly because it requires some serious work and dedication for those who enter in it! If it were held more sacred by the people who broke their vows, yes, the divorce rate would not be so high. But I'm sure it was as important to them when they entered into it, they held it sacred, it just didn't work for one reason or another. It's a sad part of life, but a reality. Do we say to those people that they were not true to themselves, that they did it as a joke and didn't hold their vows sacred? Do we have a right to judge them? I think not. In saying this I know you don't either, a lot of people don't and would not.
Most times when I hear about a gay couple getting married, most couples use the word, "commitment" or "union" because they know legalizing their relationship will not be considered equal to "Marriage". They also know that they won't have all the benefits and rights of a woman and man in a Marriage, but they will have the same thing that all (most) couples do (including those who are unmarried and living together), love for each other, dedication and commitment to their relationship, working towards the better for their relationship. That in my opinion is what I believe tis is all about. Now let me be PC and say that I cannot and do not speak for Gay people are anyone else. These are my opinions, what I believe.