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Gay Marriage – Fair or Wrong?

Posted in Uncategorized by htbaird on January 15, 2009

The belief that marriage is a sacred bond between man and woman has been a widely held view around the world for tens of thousands of years. Marriage has always served the purpose of keeping individual men and women bonded together – legally, religiously, or both – in order to “protect” the family unit, especially when the union is blessed (or,some might say – especialy during teenage-rearing years – “cursed” with children 🙂
However, epecially in today’s Western society, marriage is no longer as widely considered “sacred”. As divorce rates climb, we must consider the reality that not all marriages are treated as sacred…too many involve abuse, adultry, and so on. However, not matter the “sanctity” placed on each individual marriage by man and wife, the legally married couple still recieves governement benefits, the two most important of which are tax breaks and shared insurance benefits.
While I am a conservative who still beleives in the sanctity of marriage, I also sympathize with gay couples in committed relationships – legal, tax-paying citizens – who are not allowed in most states the government and insurance benefit of married men and women.
Now – while I do not beleive in “gay marriage” – to me the term is an oxymoron – I do beleive that gay men and women should have the right to legal unions in this country. If the GOP were to support this cause, I beleive we would see a significant increase in conservative gay voters.
Please opine!