I’ve just written something at the b5media forums I’d like to share, feel free to comment:
My take on gay marriages and what not is this, and I won’t apologise for it….as far as I’m concerned is that the whole male-female marriage institution is based on the Christian religion…which is fine…I’d note here that I was married in an Anglican Church…but what I will say is that if marriage is between a man and a women is a religious tenant, than why do western societies marry man and woman under the state? For example, my mother and father were married in a marriage registry…non religious state thing. Therefore my argument is this. If we want to concede the man/ women is the core of marriage in terms of the Christian religion so be it. But why cant we recognize gay marriage at the state level? after all, if marriage is such an important religious issue, why do Christians recognize state marriages? after all, if marriage is limited to the church, there is no difference between gay and straight marriages by the state, after all both are non-religious. And hence I’m a firm supporter of gay marriage, although having said that I’m a firmer supporter in gay civil unions, at least in Australia, because I think they’d be more politically acceptable.
Food for thought.
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