Ok, this is a serious post and I have serious questions from both sides. Hopefully I can get feedback from both and it can stay civil everyone. Cause I don’t like not having the knowledge, but I truly don’t have anywhere close to me to get the knowledge and opinions from either side.
Is the word marriage one of the big sticky points?
The only complaints I’ve heard from the other side keep saying that marriage is between a man and a woman, ok, well then how about a civil union? Does civil union offend the gay/lesbian community?
To me the marriage certificate is a piece of paper giving me legal rights. Period the end, my marriage has nothing to do with that piece of paper. I was fully committed to my husband well before that piece of paper said so. The piece of paper gave me the rights to be able to get my insurance through him and other major things he already paid for. But our commitment had nothing to do with that paper.
So my major question to the community is why can’t these rights be passed on to others no matter their sexual preference? Is it the marriage word? Cause that is just a word to me and I find it difficult to believe that anyone feels the “sanctity” of marriage can be destroyed by others no matter their preference. My marriage can not be destroyed by anyone in the world no matter what their beliefs. My marriage can only be destroyed by myself or my spouse. My kids future marriages are not in danger by letting gays/lesbians marry, so I just need help in trying to understand the point where it ruins the act of marriage to let anyone have a civil union?
Please post calmly and seriously. If you want to rant and rave, save that for you post, if you want to post HATE, then go to your blog. But if you want to help me understand your point, I don’t have to agree with it, then please do post and help me understand why you feel it’s so wrong. You will have to be able to prove and argue your point. I’ve grown up in a house that was full of debate and thought. lol