reply to post by Reprobation
Someone is not looking at the whole picture.
The argument is basically that gay people cannot have children so shouldn't be permitted to marry.
1. But gay people CAN have children. A lesbian couple friend of ours has a beautiful child. (He's in his 20s now.) MANY gay people have kids and
families - naturally. Those kids go on to become productive members of society.
2. Gay people also adopt. And they tend to adopt across races, older kids and kids with special needs... Kids that the heterosexual couples don't
want, as a rule.
An October 2011 report by Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute found that, of gay and lesbian adoptions at more than 300 agencies, 10 percent of the
kids placed were older than 6 — typically a very difficult age to adopt out. About 25 percent were older than 3. Sixty percent of gay and lesbian
couples adopted across races, which is important given that minority children in the foster system tend to linger. More than half of the kids
adopted by gays and lesbians had special needs.
They are taking kids OUT of the "system" and putting them in loving families and taking financial care of them - so the state doesn't have to.
saves the state money.
3. Old people can't have kids. If gay people can't get married because they "can't" reproduce, then let's have another litmus test, why don't we? No
one over 50 can marry. They can't have kids, so what's the purpose?
4, Gay weddings. Need I say more about contributing to the economy? When the average wedding costs $25K, imagine the cost of a gay wedding.
5. And finally -
Saving Money is not a reason to deny someone their civil liberties.
In fact, it's a more lame rationale that the religious use.
edit on 5/12/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)