Oh yes, that controversial issue, the one that annoys me almost to the point of apathy. The issue of what rights gays should have to marry or not to marry.
Now out of all the issues that are facing this nation today there are few that are more divisive, and few that have two sides as bitterly entrenched as Gay Marriage.
But I do not think codifying marriage to be between one man and one woman, or legalizing it to where they all can marry and churches can not deny them, is the right way to go.
I have heard similar positions, on other sites, and articles. But, I first came up with the idea on my own after listening to the Glenn Beck Program last March.
Simply put that Marriage should not be legalized, period. Especially on the federal level, which is not to say that gays can’t seek any form of union they desire.
The word marriage is in itself can be viewed as a religious term. This being said, and as we have the so often incorrectly used separation of church and state in this country, the issue becomes a State Rights issue. Does a state create a civil union, or not. That is for each state to decide, and not the courts.
Now any person or group, that wants to have its members be joined in any fashion they so choose should have no problem with this, unless of course it is not about individual rights, but about another attack on the basic foundation of this country.
In short, if you are gay, and want to have all the rights and privileges of marriage, then peacefully campaign in your state for civil unions. Marriage is a religious designation, you can either find a church that will “marry” you, form your own church, or move to a state that recognizes same sex unions.
For the religious minded, you have the same choice. You can campaign peacefully in your own state to codify the word marriage, and conduct your own lives, and your own church as you see fit. You do not have the right to impose your views on anyone else. Another of our founding principles is the pursuit of happiness. Everyone has the basic right to that pursuit regardless of any factor including orientation.
From my perspective I constantly look for the solution that will give the most people the most freedom, while keeping the rest of society secure.
And this should not violate anyones rights, or morality. If you still see Gay Marriage as being wrong then you can still marry whomever you will wherever you will and then lead your life by the best example to try to encourage others to see your viewpoint. You do not however have any right to impose your view and your morality on anyone else.
This is an issue for the individual to decide, and I feel that the best way to give the individual what they want is to present them with the most options that we can.