BLOG POST: I Support Same-Sex Marriage

My take on the same-sex marriage debate.

As , Maryland’s long-awaited same-sex marriage bill is on its way to the governor for signature. Of course, no mention of same-sex anything can be made without the religious and other “sanctity of marriage” folks voicing their closed-minded opinions against it. Marriage is a union of two loving, consenting adults. It’s as simple as that. Same sex, different sex, who cares? Let people live their lives and enjoy the freedoms that America should protect and extend to all citizens.

If you are one of those who oppose same-sex marriage, give me one example of how a same-sex married couple down the street really affects your life. I don’t want to hear anything about God, religion, or that Bible thing. Opposition really just boils down to religious and denied homophobic fears.   

Some will claim same-sex marriage will destroy the institution of marriage. Obviously these people haven’t looked around at the state of marriage in general. We different-sex-marriage people can’t get it right and have done more than enough to ruin marriage on our own. Others will claim that kids need to be raised in a healthy, traditional family to do well. How many of us grew up in a healthy house, where the marriage of our parents was so strong and such a great example of how we should live?

Same-sex couples deserve the right to enjoy all the social, financial, and legal rights as anyone else. Plus, they should get to enjoy some of the following:

  • Fighting over which in-laws are more annoying
  • Helping each other make up excuses to skip out on those lame, Hallmark holidays (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas)
  • Flipping a coin over who gets to buy the first new car as a married couple
  • Lying to such questions as: “Do I look fat in this?”, “When was the last time you showered?”
  • Silently hoping for sex while trying to remember the last time it happened
  • Thumb-wrestling to decide who has to get up and take the first shower.

Before you ask, yes, I’m a divorced Atheist who very much hates forced family obligations such as holidays. But the church would rather see me get married again than two loving same-sex people. Does that make sense?

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Christian Fellow February 28, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I again encourage anyone who is confused to read Romans Chapter one to see what God, speaking through the apostale Paul, had to say about this subject, and not bet their souls on you. I have offered no opionions, just pointed out the applicable scripture. Don't discourage folks from reading it because it goes against your political point of view.
Tommy Warshaw III February 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I have discouraged no one from reading anything. Do you care to point out just exactly where I have done that? I am only pointing out that they should do their research and not take it at face value and in such a narrow context as you have championed.
Christian Fellow February 28, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I am very happy to 'champiion the narrow context' of the Bible. It's my honor to do so.
Marc Riley March 01, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I have two gay brothers, and a whole host of gay friends/coworkers. I stand beside each one of them in their fight for equal rights. The separation of church and state exists for a reason! Great article. You kind of made my day. :)
Marc Riley March 01, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I love love LOVE when a bible debate breaks out!!! I'm sorry Christian Failer...the bible has NO PLACE in this discussion. If that hurts your feelings, TFB. Separation of church and state. Kindly take that bible and sit in your comfy pew, and keep your nose out of politics. Your viewpoint is not welcome in matters of law. Really, it's not.


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