Tuesday, May 10, 2011

3 Arguments For Gay Marriage

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 Since I wrote an article, mostly for SEO purposes, that argues against gay marriage, I thought I would write a short article arguing for gay marriage. As I see it, the three main arguments for gay marriage fall into these categories:

1. Children grow-up in non-traditional marriages all of the time: Let's face reality folks. Children today, just like children in every age of the world, often grow up in a household without a mother and a father. Somehow, many of them turn out to be fine.

I don't really want to get into an argument regarding the statistics surrounding whether or not these children "turn out" as well as kids from a traditional marriage. Statistically, I think that this is a hard thing to determine on average. Any statistic that someone cites would have a high probability of being skewed by other factors not present in the study. For example, a child has just as much chance of having a lower socioeconomic position later in life coming from a single parent family because of the decreased income from that family as she or he does because of the . . . emotional trauma I guess . . . from not having a father or mother present in the home. So, I don't think that there is enough data to really determine whether kids turn out worse from a family with two mother or two fathers. I suspect that the don't.

2. There are lots of orphans who need adopting: There are lots of kids in the world who don't have families anyway. These unfortunate orphans, many of whom have mental difficulties, would surely be better served in any sort of a family unit, even one not "perfect" under the traditional standards, than they would be staying in an orphanage. Think about it people.

3. People's personal sex life is nobody's business: What is the major difference between people who have kids and choose to engage in homosexual sex and people who are married and choose to engage in bondage? As long as they don't involve their kids in their sex lives either way, then I don't see how it would be a problem. People do all sorts of weird things behind closed doors, most of which I have no desire to know or see. I say that the people in society who are most concerned about people's sex lives should learn from this.

Let me know what you think. Do you agree, disagree with these points?

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