posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 09:15 AM
Having read the article that is presented, there are a few things that can be stated to that end:
Not every one wants to have children, nor do they desire such. Many couples are often having children as they believe that they are suppose to, yet
not one of these arguments has ever answered the question, what if the parents are not fit to be parents or have children?
That is a valid question as this brings up, yet once again that the reason for denying a group of people the very right to enjoy the same freedom and
rights as every one else is based off of the ability to procreate. Yet fails to take into account that if that is the sole basis for allowing
marriage it would then by nature of the very argument disallow those who are past the age of child bearing years, such as older couples, or those who
are by nature or deliberate action are sterile.
While there are arguments that state a child would benefit from having both a father and a mother to raise such, the very nature of society today
invalidates that argument as there are families where either the father or the mother is no longer there either having abandoned their family, or has
died, or where both couples are working, leaving the child alone or with a babysitter while they work to make ends meet. Is that healthy for a child
where neither parent is there at the same time or where the child hardly ever sees the other parent?
Under that argument one could argue that those in the military are not really fit to be parents, as is shown right now, where one or both parents are
deployed to a conflict zone, and could either end up killed or return home disabled, and not able to properly care for the child when they return.
Further complicated when said parent is returning from a conflict, they are suffering from PTSD, and thus that complicates matters even more,
especially when they are having to deal with a young child or are ultimately not able to deal with said child.
To further invalidate the argument and article, is that like so many others, they tend to go over the same topics, where the mention of gay marriage
is somehow equal to those who want to marry more than one spouse, yet fail to accept or realize that such has been already covered by the courts, and
has been discussed, debated on and ultimately a determination has been already made and would need to be made a separate issue on its own. Even those
who want a plural marriage, are not looking for validation, but rather that such be made not illegal, thus proving that such has already been
discussed, and talked about years ago.
While they are stating many different aspect of rights by a states, the fundamental point has to be, that if society is suppose to be free and just,
freedom and equality for all, then it needs to be just that, where when the issues of such that has never been discussed before, are discussed and the
same considerations given as it has been in the past.
To further question the validity of this article, one could look at the very keywords used at the very bottom of the paper, where things like butt
bandits, deviant rump rammers, and so forth are used to bring up this paper. Combined with the fact that this was printed on Feb 17, 2004. Means
that this has already been discussed and talked about already.
The ultimately reality is that every time this issue goes to court, those who would deny 2 people of the same sex the right to marry, fail to make
valid reasonable arguments as to why such is to be denied and often the witnesses of such do not show up in court. There really is no way to
determine how such would effect the USA, and it is time either to end all rights and benefits for marriage once and for all, or to allow 2 people of
the same sex to marry.