It's appalling to me that there are people who are spending their time and money ensuring that gays do not have the right to marry. These people are not defenders of marriage. Spend your time fighting against divorce. Not marriage.
Now, if gays started to fight for the right to get married in any church whose leaders expressly forbid homosexual marriage, I'd join the fight against them. I support their right to marry - I do not support their right to undermine the religious beliefs of others.
That said, the people in California are not fighting for spiritual ceremonies - they can be had anywhere. Get a church that supports you, an officiant that supports you, and get all of your family and friends together - boom, you're married.
The people in California are fighting for the state to recognize their union and give them all of the benefits thereof. Why in the world would you fight against that? The institution of marriage remains, and Gay1 can get on Gay2's insurance plan. What business is that of anybody's?
People should stop confusing politics and practicalities with affronts to their religion. Get over it.
4 days ago