Originally Posted by Yosemite
In all fairness to ckblv, she is stating her opinion, not imposing it on anyone. And, as she said, she has as much right to her opinion and feelings against gay marriage as we do pro gay marriage. If she were the one making the laws against gay marriage, that would be imposing it on others.
Ok, I think I need to re-phrase what I said.
I know she is not trying to force me or anyone to be against gay marriage, but I think the whole "it's my opinion and I'm entitled to it" argument is... well... not an argument.
If she was saying that she prefers pea soup to chicken noodle soup, then she is entitled to her opinion without justifying it because it doesn't affect anyone but her.
If, on the other hand, she was saying that eating pea soup should be made into law (whether or not she is the one making the law), then she would need to justify WHY. The difference is, once you make statements about things that affect society as a whole, or at least someone else, I think you need to justify.
If she was saying that she doesn't want to marry another woman, that's fine. I don't care and she doesn't need to justify it. But if she is saying that I (or other people) should not be allowed to marry someone of the same sex, then she needs to explain WHY. Saying that it's her opinion isn't a reason.