Why gay marrige isn't destroying the fabric of society

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    Reading this reminds me of all the great movements for social equality and justice liberals have been responsible for in the last 200 years....and why wingnuts who opposse gay equality will ultimately be judged as petty and malicious thugs by history, a few decades from now.




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    On March 24, I came home after work and found my husband, Peter Dubuque, dead from an unexpected accident. We have been together almost fifteen years and, because we live in Massachusetts, married for four-and-a-half years. In the aftermath of unexpected death, the surviving spouse faces a jumble of legal responsibilities, emotional reactions, and practical considerations. At 42, I never expected to have to plan a memorial service for the 39-year-old love of my life. I am very fortunate to have a strong national and local network of love and support from friends and family. These past few weeks would have been impossible without them.

    In 2004 in Massachusetts (as there had been previously in Vermont when it legislated civil unions), opponents of marriage equality predicted social disaster. The destruction of our social fabric never materialized, of course; each argument was merely an rhetorical arrow in a quiver of hateful obstructions. What was surprising, however, is how marriage equality in Massachusetts has quickly blended into the social landscape. Despite a few feeble and ineffectual protests from the extreme right, it has become a non-issue here.

    Just how far marriage equality has become a regular component of society here has been made clear to me while interacting with people I didn't know. What was once unheard of is now commonplace and, frankly, ordinary

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    Its pretty easy to see if gay marriage is going to destroy the fabric of society. Just check to see if it has destroyed the fabric of society in countries that have already legalized gay marriage.
     
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    Can anyone show that it has?
     
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    Any kind of debauchery destroys the moral fabric of a society. All you have to do is look the words up in the dictionary to see what one will do to the other.
     
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    Word games won't work. The legislation of religious morality destroys a free society. Time has shown us this. Your claims are unfounded
     
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