So I see that some voters in California have gotten together enough signatures to get a bill on the ballot that will ban recently-legalized Gay Marriages in the state.
I understand that most of the opposition to gay marriage comes from religious types, and I grew up in the Church, so I know that they think it is wrong.
But I can’t relate to this idea that since I think something is wrong, I should be able to make sure nobody else does it! I guess it’s the same thing with Gambling or Drinking, or Smoking. Can we not just agree that it is not the place of the Government to step in and tell us every little thing that we can or cannot do?
Gay marriage in particular is confusing to me. On the one hand, if two guys/girls/miscellaneous want to get married, how does that affect me? Does it raise my insurance rates? Does it affect my relationship with whatever God I choose to worship? Nope.
It seems to me that the solution is simple (not necessarily easy). If the government would get out of the marriage business altogether, the problem would basically go away, wouldn’t it? That way, “marriage” would remain a function of the church, and if a couple wanted to gain tax & legal benefits, they could apply for whatever partnership liscence they want to create. Just apply the same rules to gays and straight partners, and the religious types wouldn’t have anything left to complain about. Or at least that’s how I see it.