posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 08:09 PM
to those who keep trumpeting the "marriage is a religious institution between 1 man & 1 woman" argument...
firstly; the Abrahamic religions are NOT the only religion. so even if marriage was a religious institution, the Abrahamic religions alone do no NOT
get to define what the term 'marriage' is. there are a fair many of other religious institutions (or sects therein) that support gay marriage.
[look 'em up]
secondly; the old testament has a great many examples of polygamy, including some big names like Abraham, Esau, Jacob, & David.
lastly; that ol' Leviticus quote that gets bandied about as some sort of proof: "Thou shalt not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is
abomination." it is utterly ridiculous to cherry pick a quote like this and ignore the other harsh statements mere lines away...
such as: "If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to
death." Leviticus 20:10
OR "Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary
residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property." Leviticus 25:44
OR "If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death." Leviticus 20:9"
and so on...
[check out this link for a far better expose of Leviticus than i can offer:]
marriage is a SPIRITUAL union, as it twines the souls, hearts, bodies and minds of its participants.
the SPIRIT knows no dogmatic institution. if souls find such true harmony with each other, it is only the fearful that would deny them the right to
express that love.