There’s been quite a bit of press coverage recenlty about same-sex marriages. I, for one, do not see what the big polava is about, seriously, who cares?
So let’s have a look at it shall we?
Marriage, according to dictionary.com is the legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife. It then continues giving several other definitions, ending with “A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage: a same-sex marriage.”
So what does this all mean? Well, essentially, until recently, the term marriage meant the legal union of a male and a female. Marriage, in almost all cultures that I can think of, is a religious thing. So keep the term Marriage a religious thing.
Create a new term – Civil Union, Legal Binding, whatever, to same-sex and all non-religous marriages.
If that is to much of a problem, then get seperatist on it.
Government should not belong to Church, and vice versa.
What does that mean?
Government should be a non-religious entity that treats all beings, male and female, as a singular, non-gener, being. If two (or more) beings wish to wed, or otherwise become a legal entity, then why should they not be allowed to?
Seriously, what is wrong with two men, or two woman getting married? What is wrong with a man marrying three woman? What is wrong with a woman marrying four men? Provided, of course, that they are all aware of each other and were not forced into such a thing.
Why is it that whereever I turn and see laws that are controversial or otherwise odd or based on history or some other mechanism that in someway discriminates someone or something, it normally has religion at the base of it?
Why is that?
I think marriage should read: A legal union of two or more individuals.
Hell, speak to the younger generation and it almost seems as if marriage were heading the way of the Dodo. Along with most other conservative religions.
I reserve the right to re-read this and re-type it – I’m being distracted at the moment.