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Marriage Best Left to Churches

TooTired Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 10:16 AM
I have two objections to gay marriage, neither one of which are based on religion. The tax breaks for a married couple and Social Security survivor's benefits for the person who may have hurt his or her career by taking care of children are based on the fact that a man and a woman cohabitating together will produce children unless they take careful precautions not to. The fact that many people these days do not either have a single employment in the family or have children does not change that. Secondly, if gay marriage is the law of the land, I don't see how a woman wishing to give up a child for adoption can say no to a gay couple, even if she wants her child raised in a man/woman relationship.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:25 PM
medically,homosexuality IS an unhealthy,destructive behavior,as commonly practiced.
there's good medical reason why homos are prohibited from donating blood or organs.
the CDC says that over 50% of new HIV cases in the US are in a group that is less than 2% of the population; male homos. Then there are all the OTHER diseases homos contract at far higher rates than normals.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:25 PM
homosexuality is an unhealthy,destructive behavior(medically PROVEN),a mental illness(readily apparent),and NOT good for society,any society(recognized over millennia).
it is not to be accommodated,enabled,or encouraged.

The current conundrum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage is what happens when church and state are mixed -- the topics become confusing and confused.

When I married my husband almost 15 years ago, I did so out of love and out of a desire to witness before God my commitment to him and his to me. The legal and tax ramifications did not enter into my head.

But for couples of the same sex, the legal and tax ramifications can be very important because their legal rights differ from those of heterosexual couples in a number of ways,...