I’m bisexual. I do not believe in gay marriage. If you love someone a piece of paper shouldn’t matter and changing the law is stupid. I want to find a significant other. Someone who loves AHS, coffee ice cream and cuddling.
I used to think I couldn’t get married. I decided very early on, in my life, that I didn’t belong in any church. As far as I knew for years, marriage was their thing—an institution for the faithful. All the ceremonies I had seen on TV were centered around that. It upset and disappointed me, to grasp that I would never be married. But I found comfort that I could still love and be loved by someone for the rest of my life. Who cares if some priest in a stupid outfit witnesses the transfer of deed to my wife, from her father to me? ::cough:: Gay marriage, when I first heard the phrase, sounded like “square circle”.
But marriage, I later realized, is a secular institution as well. There’s really two marriages. Religion has always been trying to grow society in a certain way, and the government does this too (once, and still in many places, they are inseparable in body). Marriage, in our society, confers many legal benefits that are not obtainable, or not easily and completely obtainable, for the unmarried. This is by design. It was important to protect families, and grow strong communities of strong families, and prolific populations. .. It is, of course, discriminatory against both temporarily-single people, and the altogether non-family-minded. But these policies also end up disrupting the cohesion (if not outright barring the formation) of nontraditional families.
I hope you don’t mind a stranger reboggling you, and that I made at least a little sense.