I'm a catholic by birth. I go to church because I have to. I don't believe on all that "jazz"....God, the Bible, yadda yadda.
I believe in living life to its fullest, in being happy. What comes after death is something one can only wonder.
Now, what right does anyone have to ban gay marriage? You are banning gays right to happiness.
I do agree with Nikki, marriage is a sacred union between a man & a woman. I think there should be an "alternative" for gays because I have no doubt that many find the fact that gays get married offensive. (Although, I'm sure if there were seperate things like "marriage" for a man/woman & "unions" for the gays, that would open a whole different issue)
I don't think there are gay couples rushing out there to get married to spite people (although I do not doubt there are gay couples doing it just for spite, as there are men/women who get married for spite). I think gay couples are getting married as they have every right to happiness the same way you or I do.
I am inclined to agree wholeheartedly with Natalie_ca when she said:
|What this world lacks is tolerance for other people and their beliefs. Beliefs that hurt no one.
You have every right to believe in gay marriage or not. Whether it be a church marriage, or a union by a city official, or whatever it is.....I don't see how we can ban someone the freedom of happiness, if that's what would make them happy.
I won't argue with whether or not gay marriage is "right" or "wrong" because every individual must make that decision themselves. This is a free country, after all.