Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by BDBoop, May 20, 2012.
And don't forget to vote.
You need to add illegal acts are not a protected right. Then I can vote.
I'm not adding shit, you can vote other.
I voted and explained
Same sex marriage is not wrong. Giving it legitimacy and normalization is wrong.
Marriage is a man and a woman because only a man and a woman can have sexual intercourse.
Yeah, that made no sense.
Personally, I don't give a damn if two people of the same sex want to live their lives together for as long as they remain alive. That's their business, not mine.
I am however, interested in how this affects the social construct of our society.
Typically, in the past, the family unit has consisted of one father and one mother in the household when it comes to raising a family (which includes children). For the purpose of this discussion, I am choosing to ignore divorce (single parents) and remarriage (step siblings/step parents).
So, lets take homosexual marriage as a potential family unit. Two women married, or two men married and children in the family. With homosexual marriage, we are now saying that is the equivalent family unit as one mother and one father with children in a family. Please note, I am not saying that a homosexual couple (male or female) is any less capable of raising children than a heterosexual couple, just that homosexual marriage would now make them equal familial units.
If that equivalence is acknowledged, then are we not also expected to remove women from the protected class of being considered a minority? Are we not also expected to remove homosexuals, bisexuals and transgendered people from the protected class of being considered a minority? After all, we have just declared them equal when it comes to the social construct of families. What about registering for the draft, or serving in the military? Should we now require women to register for the draft? And yes, I do know that some homosexuals and some women are already asking for equal treatment in the military, but the draft is forced, not voluntary.
I think that these are blurry line that people need to consider when it comes to homosexual marriage. It is a change to our social construct that can impact our society much more than just the marriage aspect.
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