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Time and time again, the reasons against legalization of same-sex “marriage” are given, and time and time again they fall on deaf ears that are less interested in reason and more interested in forced acceptance of their romantic escapades.
But I’ll risk stating some of them again in the hopes that perhaps someone out there has decided to be rational as opposed to emotional today.
First off, marriage equality already exists in all parts of the United States and so the movement for marriage equality is misleading. How so you ask? Because the rules governing marriage do not discriminate against sexual orientation. How so you inquire? Because orientation is not what makes a marriage, and it is of little relevance to the state, and the state does not prevent homosexually oriented persons from marrying. A gay man can marry any woman. A lesbian can marry any man.
Ahhhhh, you almost tricked me you crazy guy!
But it’s true. The state is not in the business of rubber stamping romantic relationships. What interest is that of the state? The state’s existence isn’t for the purpose of regulating personal contracts about wills and healthcare and tax incentives. In fact if that was the reason for the state’s existence, we would be much better off without the state. So why is the state involved in these romantic relationships? It’s a good question. Some of us believe the state would do best to get out of the marriage game altogether.
But the state is involved because the state represents the people and the people have a vested interest in marriage because in the marital bond, new life is created and that life needs to be protected. And so the state gets involved in marriage to 1)make sure that parents are caring for their child and to 2)assist by providing certain benefits to married couples to ease the burdens of childrearing, which all of society benefits from.
Now the state doesn’t care what the color of your skin is in your marriage. That is irrelevant to reproduction. The state doesn’t care about your age if you are past the age of minimum consent. The state doesn’t even care if you love your spouse or if you are attracted to them. They only care that you are a man and woman because only a man and a woman can conceive, and they also usually limit your degree of relation in order to minimize the chances of genetic disorders resulting from incest.
Marriage, to the state, is nothing more than responsible rearing of the children resulting from the marital union. That is the state’s only interest and only reasonable reason to be involved in marriage. And that is why the state does not need to recognize the romantic relationships of same-sex couples. The relationships are not the same. They never have been and they never will be. Biology 101. End of story.
The rules of marriage are the same for all people: marry someone of the opposite sex who is more than x degrees away from you in relation by blood. Orientation does not matter. Marriage equality already exists.