Friday, September 16, 2005

Gay Marriage

The Christian crusade against homosexuality and gay marriage doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. These are issues that should Not be decided by other people. If God decides that such behavior is unacceptable, he'll take care of it. Such things are between the person engaged in the behavior and God, no one else. When we try to prevent others from engaging in behavior that we have decided is sinful, we are out of touch with God's Will.

Personally, I don't understand what the big deal is. Marriage is just a word, the commitment and the relationship is what matters. Why should I care if someone else wants to use that word to describe their relationship with someone else? And do I think it's right to deny someone's committed partner things like health benefits just because I don't approve of the nature of their relationship? No I do Not.

I think the best solution is to make Marriage a purely religious term. Government and Law should not be allowed to recognize it at all. If you have two or more people that wish to share benefits or file taxes together or whatever, they sign a Permanent Committment Agreement. That is the only thing the government recognizes. This agreement could be made between two people of the same gender or different genders living together or even two people living together in a non sexual way. Basically anytime two or more people want to be legally recognized as a single legal entity, they would fill out a contract that says they agree to be Permanently Committed as Partners in Life (or something along those lines). If they choose to get married in a church as well, good for them.


Anonymous Dena said...

That's an interesting thought.
Seems like a reasonable solution.
Too bad it will never get past the morality police.

4:10 PM  

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