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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

Michael2502 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 2:09 AM
What bothers me so much about gay marriage is that in a perfect world, gay wouldn't exist. And therefore neither would gay relationships. So in sanctifying gay relationships, we are sanctifying what ought not to even exist. What have we come to, as rational beings, when we do such a thing as celebrate what ought not to exist? What have we come to when we elevate the imperfections of the human species to the same level as our perfections? Even the Special Olympics doesn't celebrate Down Syndrome, but what people can do in spite of having Down Syndrome. But gay marriage doesn't celebrate what people have done despite being gay, but *because* of being gay. It effectively celebrates being gay! Where's the sense in that? Have we lost our minds?

One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.”

In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process, not...