He tried to relate it to a “fifteen year old girl dating a thirty year old man”
Yes that can be wrong, depending on the circumstances, but how is that even relevant to two men/women loving each other?
It’s not. The reason society discourages a relationship between a 15-year-old and 30-year-old is because the 15-year-old cannot provide sound consent. In our culture, we’ve reasoned out that 18 is the age of consent and that, at 15, decision making skills aren’t fully developed. In addition, the age gap indicates a strong likelihood of unfair influence or manipulation.
Of course, two gay adults can provide sound consent, so your mom’s boyfriends argument is irrational. Tell him I said so.
On the subject of people controlling others lives just because of their opinion, I brought up how drinking is considered okay now yet during prohibition people thought it was “wrong” and it wasn’t legal, yet now people think its okay.
Pro-tip: Your mom’s bf presented you with a flawed analogy. Don’t throw another analogy back at him, expose the flaw in his argument. To present a new one puts you on the defensive.
His response “it’s 2012”
Yeah, makes no sense. The guy ain’t a thinker.
Then when he was about to leave, after many more heated words, he asked if I believe in the bible.
Why would that be relevant? To those who accept the Bible as a moral guide, they can follow it, but marriage is a legal contract and the benefits of the legal contract of marriage that are given to some couples and denied others, are entirely secular. Sounds like mom’s bf has a problem understanding what the word marriage means.
My mom contributed nothing. How can she not even question her man’s values when they’ve been dating for 4 years.
Parents are the best teachers, unicorgi. Sometimes they teach you by being a good example. Sometimes, they let you learn from their mistakes.