Okay let’s be real:
First off, I am not in opposition to gay marriage because it’s not my place.
There are a million solid arguments on why gay people should be allowed to get married.
But I have yet to hear a single valid reason as to why gay people should want to get married.
Don’t get me wrong, I”m not trying to stop you, but given what marriage actually is (or is supposed to be) I don’t really see the point. Can somebody explain?
1) religious- not every religion is based on the Bible (by the way, your characterization of the history of marriage is 100% wrong and puts your myopia on display.)
2) financial- financial benefits and privileges from banks, house and medical loans, insurance companies and the state and federal governments are awarded to married couples.
3) social- a society that affords a right to one group and not another effectively stigmatizes that other group. It makes them ‘less than.’ That’s not American equality at all. People should be able to share their happiness with their whole extended families in a big gaudy ceremony just like anyone else. Community standing is important to adults, kid.
4) legal- spouses are given legal benefits including power of attorney, hospital visitation rights, military notification, adoption preferences, so many more that it’s ridiculous to list.
The fact that you don’t know this tells me you’re a child who knows nothing about marriage.