(Closed) Hurting their own cause?

posted 6 years ago in Secular
Post # 3
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@DecoRapture:  well if their cause is to ban same sex marriage, I would say that they’re appealing to most of the people who hold the opinion that gay marriage destroys the sanctity of marriage–or whatever

Post # 4
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think it hurts their arguement, but for legal reasons. This definition of marriage comes from a religious context, but not all marriage happens in a religious context anymore. So, opponents of same-sex marriage MUST recognize that the definition of marriage has generalized over the last 300 years to expand beyond something that has sanctity and is sacred. That religious definition exists side-by-side withe the definition of marriage as the legal union of two consenting adults. Because of this, all claims to “traditional” or “sacred” definitions as the only definitions are invalid. That makes it purely a civil rights issue. We are excluding some people from a legal standing that everyone else gets to enjoy. For me, it’s shameful to exclude others from a legal status I enjoy because of faulty definitions that contradict our established sparation of church and state.

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