August 02, 2003

What Does 'Marriage' Mean?

My main concern about gay marriage is that it weakens society's perception of marriage and the very serious vows that should go with it. Many things through the years have done that, from quicky weddings to quicky divorce. As someone who is living in sin, yet confident that we are legally protected through our wills and powers-of-attorney, I don't buy the arguement about needing marriage to ensure property transfer and hospital visitation. Deb has written a thoughtful piece on the subject that is well worth your time to read.

FYI: her comments seem to go from newest to oldest, so if you want to follow that discussion, you'll need to scroll to the bottom after you read her post and work your way back up.

(Hat Tip to Right Thinking)

UPDATE: Maripat points to this take on it. I agree, too.

UPDATE: Do not miss Mrs. du Toit's take on the issue ~ Why Are We Having This Conversation?

UPDATE: Just so we're clear, I don't have any problem with gay couples. If you are both consenting, have at it. But the term MARRIAGE has a very specific meaning. Why does it need to be redefined? Should it mean two men, or two women, or a woman and two men, or a woman and her son of legal (and consenting) age? As long as they are all consenting, that is all that many people would require.

Posted by Vox at August 2, 2003 11:56 AM | general , politics


Posted by: GAY BILL at September 25, 2003 03:20 AM

gays should be able to get married if they want. we are all people here what makes you think that just because we are hetrosexual, how does that make us better?

Posted by: at November 14, 2003 10:14 AM

I feel that everybody is equal and It shouldnt matter what sex you have to be to get married.

Posted by: at November 14, 2003 10:15 AM