posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 09:54 AM
After looking at the entire gay marraige issue the following can be stated:
The main problems with the entire debate as it stands can be boiled down to a religious argument and ultimately one of basic equality for all citizens
in the USA.
Both sides are correct in their interpertation of what a marriage is and the laws and rights it gives in such a contract and union. It does and
should be extended to all in the country, however within reason to a degree. We can not deny one group the right to have one privledge while allowing
it for another, as that is the essence of discrimination, at the same time you can not force another group to change its religious beliefs to
accomidate the other, as then it becomes persecution.
What I would like to see, based off of the legal tradition of the USA, based off of all of the laws in the country, and past court cases, that one of
the houses of God produce a series of arguments that give pause, and thought, that is based off of wisdom and common sense and does not invoke the
religious in its nature.
That ultimately has been the problem with all of the arguments against gay marriage from the get go, that those who are religious tend to bring
religion into the argument. And that ultimately invalidates their argument from the stand point of any judge, as they have to remain impartial and
ultimately fair to both sides. Thus any and all arguments have to be constructed on a bases of laws and precidents, and both sides should respect
that and read the decisions, not just be sore losers when the judges rules against them.
Personally, I think that the judges should rule this way, as the country is divided up into federal districts, the states that are covered in the
California district should allow for gay marriage, and only that district for the total of 10 years. Then after 10 years review the actual data and
make a final ruling as to what the outcome has been, if it turned out that such has a positive outcome for the society and states, then allow it
country wide, and if not, then rule against it. That way those who are against it and are for it, have a chance to take a step back and gather the
data, but it has to be unbiased data, not influenced by any reason, except to see how same sex marriage has changed society and how gay people take to
being with just one person, and the rates of divorce in same sex marriages.