The truth of the matter is simple. Marriage should not be a legislative matter. It was and has always been a religious matter. Man DID NOT institute
marriage. God did. In the old days (old testament, Hammarabi, etc) women were considered chattle just like your donkey, weapons, horses, children,
etc. The way to track taxes, tithing, and property you had to register all with the priests. '
The reason the US got involved was to keep a black freedman woman/man from marrying a white woman/man. Plain and simple. One of my very best friends
ran for State Representative for Kentucky and this issue got brought time and time again until they debated it. We were shocked to do the history and
learn. I don't have time to site my sources but the information is all out there. I will try to link some sources later.
My warning is this. Our country is being divided over things. The polarity started years ago. Divide and conquer is as old as time.
I respect Romney's integrity and conviction. I understand people who want to be in same sex marriages and outside of work covered insurance benefits
and social security most things can be solved by a simple power of attorney.
I will say this as well since our "love lives" have been legislated. We should not let our emotions ever decide when they conflict against the
I sat in a debate on the House floor of the Indiana State Representatives, a packed house I might add. The debate was between a medical doctor who had
a friend that was gay and wanted to marry his partner and an Indiana State Rep. I thought this "logical, calculating," medical doctor was going to
shut the state rep down. What I learned about countries that have allowed state sanctioned marriage was flooring. I had no idea. The Representative
effectively shut the doctor down with hard facts that left the doctor's closing statement with literally "i love my wife and I am lucky to have her.
She is my best friend. I am lucky we were both born heterosexual so we could fall in love and get married, my friend can not." I thought, "WHAT!!!??"
that's it? That is his argument?
Somethings in Denmark have experienced are the highest rate of alchol and drug abuse in the world among young adults whose parents are homosexual
partners verses those in a traditional marriage. Before you think it is because of close-minded social stigmas thrust upon them stop because you will
be wrong. You see when two women/men are married they more times than not divorce at a higher rate than heterosexuals. The cost to society and the
public coffers is overwhelming. For one, everybody in economics knows divorce is costly. Two, children more often than not were brought into the
family "unaturally" through surrogates and adoption. Guess what happens when custody battles come. Most go from fighting and using the child as a
weapon to threaten the other with using the child as a burden. Before you think the alcohol/drug abuse is higher in all adopted children stop again
you will be wrong. Overwhelmingly it is higher in young adults that are from same sex families. The children tend to need more counseling, therapy,
medication, and typically have a high rate of suicide after the "state" fails them. Who do you think bears the burden of taxes and "health care" in
these socialized systems of "state parenting?" That's right society!
SO before we go making decisions based on aww what feels good we need to look at some cold hard facts as I am sure Mr. Romney has done.
By the way I support neither candidate.
I will attempt to source al previous info later today,
Goldhaber, O. (2007). "I Want My Mommies: The Cry for Mini-DOMAs to Recognize the Best Interests of the Children of Same-sex couples." Family Court
Review, 45(2), 287- 301. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1617.2007.00144.x
I started to do research and in the Netherlands the divorce rate is lower than heteros.
However this articek wxplains the Netherlands in a differnt light.
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